Although globalization has positively impacted nations globally, it would be biased to
overlook some of the challenges associated with the process. According to Cameron and Stein,
globalization uncertainties are profound given that “The future is contingent rather than
determined” (S17). Therefore, due to the irreversibility of the process, some of the future
outcomes may be negative. Others argue that globalization acts in the interest of the developed
countries thus oppressing the developing countries. Similarly, it may be seen as a threat to
cultural diversity. In Canada for example, the state’s culture and identity have been threatened by
globalization (Cameron and Stein S22). A good example of a state that has experienced its share
of benefits and negative implications of globalization is Canada. Ontario, the largest province,
felt the impact of globalization in the late 80s that affected its economy greatly (Wolfe and
Getler 2). However, the positive impacts of globalization surplus these limitations. The most
significant outcome of the process is making the world a “Global Village.” This provides
abundant prospects, especially in the communication and technological domains.
With globalization being a predominant phenomenon in the modern world, economic, social and
political settings, it is critical to look at how extensive its influence is to these factors. Similarly,
to understand the process comprehensively, it is paramount to reflect on elements that geared
towards successful inter-nationalism and convergence of states and nations to a global
community. The purpose of this paper is to look at globalization as a process comprehensively,
and how good communication has contributed to the achievement of an interconnected world.
There will also be a focus on the significant impacts of globalization on culture, politics and
economics. The paper focuses mainly on how globalization has affected the cultural, and social-
economics of Southern Ontario.