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Effects of Globalisation by Mind Map: Effects of Globalisation
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Effects of Globalisation

Economic health



+ve, Expanded markets, FDI, Cost savings

-ve, Contagion effects


+ve, Export oriented industries, Outsourcing

-ve, Structural unemployment, Outsourcing


+ve, Cheaper imports

-ve, Demand/supply shocks

Balance of Payment

+ve, FDI --> improve financial a/c, Trade --> improve current a/c

-ve, Reverse contagion, Unfair trading practices

Political Impacts


New political ideologies introduced

Tyrannical or incapable governments kept in check., E.g. The downfall of the Manchu government in 1911.

Improve international relations between countries., E.g. The formation of interest groups like the WTO, Shanghai Cooperation Organization and NATO.


May cause socio-political instability, E.g. The spread of the Jasmine Revolution in the Middle East.

Radical ideas may become widespread., E.g. The spread of Communism during the Cold War.

Conflicts may arise between nations due to differences in ideas and agendas., E.g. Sino-American trade disputes



cultural exchanges/preservation/heterogeneity, E.g. Chinese wave, J wave and K wave, not solely about westernisation

Propagation of democratic principles and civil liberties, E.g. Clamour of freedom across repressive regimes in the Arab world; China perhaps according more respect to basic rights

Online community of like-minded individuals, Foster bonds across geo boundaries, Effect positive social changes, Fundraising for a devastated Japan


erosion of native culture

McDonaldisation of society, homogenisation

deterioration of social values, e.g. less respect for the elderly in India

Environmental Impact

Ecology - disturbs the , upsets natural habitats

GLobal Warming - burning of fossil fuels

Blue Revolution - Rearing of fish for consumption , because of rapid depletion due to mass fishing

Deforestation - mass felling of trees

Rise of Eco-Tourism - for conservation & educational purposes, eg: Taman Negara nature reserve in Malaysia

Some current solutions: Renewable Energy, building of more environmentally friendly buildings, conservation efforts

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