Thus, at the present moment globalisation is thought to be guiding technological, economic as well as cultural development of the humanity. This paper explores the positive aspects that this phenomenon has and the negative impact that it is able to cause.
To begin with, one should take a close look at the very concept in question in order to develop a correct understanding of it. Globalisation is often defined as a process of integration between the countries in various areas that facilitates exchange between them (Lechner, 2009, p. 15). Some people argue that the process of globalisation is a relatively novel development. However, if one takes at the tendencies that can be witnessed in the ancient world, one will be able to see that long ago societies tried to facilitate globalisation with the means that were available to them. In spite of the fact that they did not really succeed, one might make a conclusion that people have always wanted to make the world integration. Nowadays, when there are adequate technological means, this can be achieved. That is why there is no wonder that the process is thought to largely affect the contemporary culture.
When it comes to understanding the nature of globalisation, it becomes evident that there is no single dimension that should be emphasized. In other words, the phenomenon is question is not strictly economic, technological or cultural. In fact, it is a combination of these facets (Pande, 2012, p. 2). Indeed, if it had not been for advances in technology, particularly transportation and information technology, the dream of the globalised world would still remain to be a dream. In addition to that, pursuing economic interest has always been one of the major driving forces of globalisation, but it is only now that large corporations are able to cross national boundaries. Finally, one can hardly dismiss the importance of the cultural element of