Essays on The Positive and Negative Consequences of Globalisation, Social Issues, and Public Policy Literature review

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The paper “ The Positive and Negative Consequences of Globalisation, Social Issues, and Public Policy” is an actual example of the literature review on social science. According to Delanty (2003), a community is a collection of individuals residing in a specific geographical location and who share similar values. The group also includes those people who are united by common religious beliefs, lifestyles, interests, and hobbies. Community groups normally pursue common purposes or interests on a completely charitable basis. Several issues like the effects of globalization, social equality, and environmental matters have drawn the attention of community groups.

These groups have reacted differently to the issues while succeeding in some of the issues and others overcoming them. This paper will look into the above issues, the reactions of community groups towards the matters and the extent of success in handling them with reference especially to the practice of community leadership. Impacts of globalizationDreher, Gaston, & Martens (2008) defines globalization as the mounting worldwide association of people, culture, and economic activity. It is one of the key issues affecting the community and it has had both positive as well as negative impacts on the community.

On the positive side, globalization has led to internal investment by multinational corporations. This has highly benefited the community through the creation of job opportunities as well as expertise for the members of the community. More so, these corporations augment wealth along with foreign currency in the home economies. This is made possible through their purchase of local merchandise and services. In addition, a portion of the profits that are made by multinational corporations is used to fund health care services, education, and infrastructure in the community around where the businesses operate as part of their corporate social responsibility.

As a result, the healthiness of the community is enhanced and the spread of communal infections is checked. Funding of education helps reduce the level of illiteracy in the community by making education accessible and affordable by members of the community who are disadvantaged. Improved infrastructure leads to the opening up of remote areas which in turn result in improved rural development (Pere, 2012).


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