There are many different definitions of globalisation, but much of it has to do with the movement of people, goods, capital and ideas. Globalisation can have both costs and benefits and these issues can provoke strong feelings and challenges.
It is like we are now living in a borderless world, but not everyone benefits from living in this "global village".
Globalisation is a large and complex topic. Therefore, you cannot just go to one area on the Library shelves to find the information you want. Use the Library catalogue to quickly locate the following information:
Audio Visual Resources
Issues in Society
Library subject guides
The following subject guides, constructed by the Mary MacKillop Library may also include information you can use in your research on globalisation:
On our shelves:
- Encyclopedia Britannica
- World Book Encyclopedia
Don't forget you will need your user name and password to use these resources.
Use the following websites to begin any Internet searches on this complex topic. They are very broad sites which may have resources on many of the topics you are interested in researching.
- Australian Federal Police - Globalisation
- Australian Institute of International Affairs - Globalisation
- Global Education - Globalisation
- International Forum on Globalisation (IFG)
- The Guardian - Globalisation - A range of articles that appeared in 2017
- Parliament of Australia - Globalisation in the Asia-Pacific context
- UNESCO - Globalisation
Use these websites to research topics in more depth.
- The UN Refugees Agency Links to annual reports on child soldiers in many countries around the world.
Inequality and Poverty
- Grameen Bank - Bank for the Poor
- Oxfam International
- ReliefWeb - ReliefWeb is the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters
- World Bank - Poverty
- World Vision