Title

Globalization: A Kuwaiti Perspective

Abstract

Globalization is a very powerful buzzword used to describe the increase of networks in communication, economics, politics, technology, etc., whose transactions take place through long distance flows of people, goods, services, or capital, and exceed international or regional borders, made possible by a diffusion in territoriality. There is much controversy in academia regarding the benefits and disadvantages globalization causes. This thesis will analyze the effects of globalization using the case study of Kuwait. Discussing globalization through a third world country will present a very negative view of globalization, while analyzing only the western world will produce opposite, positive results. Kuwait is ground of relative neutrality, accepting globalization, while simultaneously resisting cultural change. The thesis will attempt to show that both positive and negative impacts can be seen in areas of culture, communication, government, economy, politics, and environment, and will address how Kuwait will deal with future changes to better induce harmony between globalizing and localizing forces.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2002

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Sadri, Houman A.

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Program

Political Science

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Globalization -- Kuwait; Kuwait -- Economic conditions; Kuwait -- Social conditions

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0021748

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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