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Globalization Essay

  • Submitted by: titimi
  • on March 22, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,026 words

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Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and government of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. The process of Globalization has contributed to our environment, culture, political systems, economic development and prosperity, and on human physical well- being in societies around the world and which in turns brings us to how they relate to economic globalization and looking at it from the three principal theoretical paradigms used by sociologist which are structural functionalism, social conflict and symbolic interaction.    
The first been Structural functionalism theory was base on the assumption that the society is a complex system and things are put together to promote stability and thus lead to the ideas of these sociologist Hebert Spencer, Robert K. Menton, Emile Durkheim and Auguste Comte - that the society is a structure for building theory that views the society as a multifaceted system that works jointly to promote unity and consistency also views social change as an organized approach.   Herbert Spencer compared the society linking it to the human body, with different parts of society being interdependent, much like the various organs of the body working together for the well function of organism to survive, so also does the society functions together to stand as a whole.
The two basic components of this paradigm are Social structures which relate the stable behavior pattern while social functions in the hand refer to the outcome or effect of the operation of the society. Sociologist Robert k. Merton stated clearly between manifest function as been the outcome of social structure known to the people within a society and the latent function are those the people do not recognize to be the effect of social structure which in turns leads to   a social dysfunctions and he an example of   manifest functions in the system of higher education...

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