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Globalisation BlogBook 2021

by Bert Ventzki

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Approaching Globalisation 2021
different views on a difficult topic

visualisations - blogs - speeches
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E - LK - Q2 - VENT - 2021
Chances and Challenges of Globalisation
- International communication
- International connection
- Cultural diversity
 - Solidarity
- Transfer of information/knowledge
- Profit
- Transport & Traveling
- Digitization of work and school
- Appreciation and respect towards different cultures, but also appropriation of certain aspects of said culture
- Increasing competition between nations
- Global warming -> climate change
- Pollution
- Exploitation of developing countries due to cheap labour to maximize profit
- Poverty
- Waste disposal
- Electronic waste
- Political Control of global organisations by a few rich countries
Erika, Hannah, Nirjona, Jonas, Leonie
Positive
International communication

International connection

Cultural diversity

Solidarity

Transfer of information/knowledge

Profit
comunication
connection
Technology
Negative
Global warming -> climate change
 
Pollution
 
Exploitation of developing countries due to cheap Labour to maximize profit (poverty)
 
Waste disposal
 
Electronic waste
 
Political Control of global organisations by a few Rich countries
World Economy
Transport & Traveling
 
Digitization of work and school

Extend of appreciation and respect towards different cultures despite appropriation and popularity of certain aspects of said culture
 
Increasing competition between nations
comunication
Taxi
Technology
Leonie, Erika, Jonas, Hannah, Nirjona
School Bus
transport
Globalisation
LEONIE'S BLOG
Globalisation
Globalisation? I think that there is no one out there who does not know what globalisation means. Globalisaton affects our everyday life. You can `find`Globalisation when you take a look at your clothes, food, social networks and so on..
You can find a lot of positive aspects and chances in connection with this topic. Like for example the fact that you can stay in contact or find new contacts because you can chat with people all over the world - it does not matter if those people live in an another country or even on a complete different continent. You can stay in touch. Distances are shrinking and all information is spreading faster than ever before.
People from around the world for example live in Germany and they bring their culture with them like for example food or music. Because of that it is possible for us to experience other cultures and learn new things about them. This is amazing and should continue in the future.
What should NOT be part of our future is global warming which brings me to the `dark`side of globalisation.
Because I want my readers to know about the good but also negative aspects linked with this topic I want to continue with Challenges.
I have the feeling that when it comes to global warming, a lot of people do not see it as a thing that will affect them in the nearer future because they are either dead or because they are for example in higher positions or rich. But global warming affects us all and we should do something to stop this problem.
Another fact that is interesting for me when taking a look at the negative side is poverty. The gap between the rich and poor people is rising and rising. Poor people often do not have any access to basic health care or food and clothes.
From my point of view I want everybody to know that they are part of the whole thing and that they can not talk their way out!
square
climate
Leonie
Hey everyone,
I'm glad that you found your way to my little blog, and I hope that today's entry can give you some ideas to think a bit about your life.

I'm sure that globalisation, and all its different aspects are nothing new to you, but I feel like our pretty global way of living has become so normal to most of us, that we have stopped to reflect on it, and to wonder about its various facets.

I have taken the time to reflect a little bit on it, and I hope that you join me in that.

Globalisation, and especially the modern technology that has come with it has gifted us with many interesting opportunities to meet people all over the world and hear their thoughts on every imaginable topic (which is something that I'm endlessly grateful for, when I read your comments, and a little less grateful for when I open twitter).
We have gotten so much more diverse media, and have built many international networks that focus on international solidarity (think of the UN, UNICEF, UNESCO, green peace, the Nobel price, etc.)
Counties, and independent people help each other and form quiet a lovely solidarity in their lives, but unfortunately this isn't the only aspect of globalisation.

I'm sure that the working conditions in factories of big companies aren't news to you.
People simply shrug and go their merry way after the almost yearly building collapse in a Bangladeshi clothing factory happens.
No one really bothers to think about the people, when they can get whatever they want quickly, and especially cheap.

One could say that the main aspects of globalisation can be divided into two parts (this is a quiet simplified black ­and white way of thinking, but it is useful to make the issue a bit less complex when we try to think about it in this context)

One one hand we have the desire of profit, which is the root of all the exploitation, and on the other hand we have the sense of community I described earlier.
That leads me to today's big question: What force are we driven by?
Hunger for profit, or hunger for Community?

To get a result we have to answer this question two times: once for ourself, and once (this one is a bit trickier) for all of humanity.

Since I'm feeling quiet optimistic this morning I'd say, that community is the driving force of humanitiy, but looking at the world as it is right now, this doesn't seem to be the answer that is realistic.
So I'm asking myself this question once again, but this time for the people who have power.
There we have politicians and since I'm feeling optimistic I'd diagnose about 5/8 of them with a hunger for community, which is very generous.
But then we also have big companies (especially global players) who I'd shamelessly diagnose with 100% hunger for profit.

Since they do have qiete a lot of power (especially in the economy, and in bribing the politicians who happen to make labour laws) I cannot say that we are on a way to a globalisation led by the goal of being a great community without exploitation, but we, as individuals can strive for it, and support each other (and boycott nestle of course).

With that being said, I'm sending you lots of love <3
by Hannah <3
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