✰ #3 – Globalization Timeline ✰

Globalization can be defined differently due to someone’s own experiences, culture, beliefs, and values. As a person who currently resides in the Western part of the world (USA), I believe my outlook on globalization differs in terms of the dimensions of the economy and politics. Currently, events that are transpiring are affecting the way I’d view politics on a global scale. Most of the events on my Team’s timeline is a reflection of the progression of our government and how it came to be whereas someone else’s timeline from a different country (the Netherlands, for example) may stress more on environmental issues since a pressing concern for them right now is climate change. When building this timeline, my team members and I had difficulty constructing a universal definition that would include both those in America and those in the Netherlands’ outlook on globalization as a whole. We all knew it meant to connect with those around the world; however, it was a matter of determining whether or not globalization’s purpose was to satisfy both parties instead of one. When selecting key events, our team members in the US found that monumental wars were of prevalent recognition in the timeline compared to those who were in the Netherlands that believed environmental issues were more significant to include in their timeline. Our social locations had influenced our decisions on what to put on our timeline due to what is occurring wherever we are. Peer reviewing can help in providing key events that maybe our team hadn’t thought of before. While we were creating our timeline, we felt overwhelmed by the many events that were key turning points in the progression of globalization. Peer reviewing can aid us in organizing our thoughts and thinking of ways new dimensions could be interpreted throughout the timeline. Questions we should be asking about globalization are – “Should it benefit both parties in order for it to be considered globalization?”, “Are there other dimensions we should consider within globalization?”, and, “What are the consequences of a country not participating in globalizing with the rest of the world?”

One Comment on “✰ #3 – Globalization Timeline ✰

  1. Hello Nikki,
    You ask some very good and interesting questions. Yes, sometimes a complex phenomenon like globalization can raise more questions the more you learn about it. Don’t let the complexity paralyze you though, exchanging different perspectives in itself is already a wonderful outcome! Why do you think there is such a difference in perspective in both places? And don’t forget: both universities are located in the USA and The Netherlands, but both classrooms are very international..:-)
    Good luck on your next assignment, it looks like you have established a good atmosphere for discussions like these.
    Loes

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