Globalization, work and changes
Globalization is among the most hotly debated issues on
political agendas today. The discussion, however, tends to be
fragmented, with views often polarized along political or geographic
lines. Some blame globalization for exacerbating unemployment and
poverty, others see it as a way of solving such problems. Attention and
research concentrate on markets and perceived economic gains or losses
rather than on the impact of globalization on the life and work of
people, their families and their societies.
This lack of consensus makes it harder to develop policies
at national and international levels. The inadequate focus on the human
side of globalization creates a gap in understanding the forces of
change and how people react to them. Such knowledge is necessary if
appropriate policy responses are to be developed.In relation to unemployment and poverty, globalization
a) surely makes these problems worse.
b) generates opposing interpretations.
c) is their ultimate solution.
d) is their primary cause.
e) plays no role in their understanding.