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This paper gives an in-depth analysis of Thomas Friedman's noted work on globalization entitled "The World is Flat." Friedman's premise,that the world has gone flat, refers to the idea that the world has been evolving in one global community, as cultural and ideological barriers have been eroding through time. This is further described throughout the paper, using examples from the book. In particular, the paper defines the triple convergence, and Friedman discusses his own views on globalization in relation to free trade. The paper also considers the role of China and India in globalization as mentioned in the book. The paper concludes with the reviewer offering a personal opinion on globalization in reference to Friedman's work.
From the Paper:"China and India have been prime movers in the globe; this premise was evident in the number of points raised by the author regarding the two countries' seemingly influential function in making the world flat. India has been at the forefront if IT, as its knowledge workers have been tapped for the preparation of firms around the world against the Y2K bug and the country is perceived as the hub of call centers and outsourced services. As China decided to implement more liberal programs in its domestic economy it became an economic power to contend with in the international scene. With its massive domestic market, cheap and skilled manpower and disciplined work force, China has indeed become an awakened giant. Chinese goods and services have flooded the global market and have over recently posed a threat to US and Japan..."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Friedman, Thomas. The World is Flat A Brief History of the Twenty First Century-Updated Release 3.0. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2007.
Cite this Book Review:
"The World is Flat " - A Review (2010, December 24) Retrieved June 20, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-world-is-flat-a-review-146281/
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