The paper "The Link between Terrorism and Globalisation" is an engrossing example of coursework on sociology. The issue of terrorism and the principles of globalization and anti-globalization are greatly interconnected. The continuing advancement in technology has done much in facilitating globalization and the world today is in fact a global village. As the world continues to become a globalized society, so has terrorism activities intensified across the globe. In fact, terrorism has become an important and complex issue facing most countries whether great or small and has almost replaced globalization in world forum discussions.
Following the September 11th, 2001 bombings on the world trade center and the London bombings later in 2005, nations have come up with many policies that militate against terrorist acts. In addition, nations have enacted new laws such as the Terrorism act 2000 of the UK which has greatly affected the implementation and delivery of public services (Notions of Security, 2007). As such, terrorism is great to talk in the world today and despite many conflicts and struggles arising from terrorism, governments across the globe continue to allocate huge billions towards the fight against terror.
Similarly, the world has become more globalized today and is almost a global village. Globalization refers to the greater connectivity across the world where nations get free flow of people, goods, capital and ideas across borders. This has been facilitated by the continuous advancement in technology which is gradually eliminating the physical boundaries that exist between nations. Although globalization has had very many advantages, it can also be argued that it has facilitated terrorism. This is because terrorist networks are increasingly using the technological tools of globalization to perpetuate their acts of terror beyond their countries’ boundaries. The rise of both globalization and terrorism has greatly affected the role of public service especially as regards policing.
While terrorism has made provision of security more difficult, globalization facilitates the police in the provision of security and hence fight against terror.
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