Effects of Globalisation on Colombian Culture

The effect of globalisation on Colombian culture has been minimal when compared to its effects on the social and economic aspects of the country. For instance, the Catholic Church continues to command a predominant role in the people’s religious and social life.[1] However, the interaction with other cultures has led to development of distinct regions thus limiting the extent to which sharing of a common culture can serve as a unifying factor in the country.[2] Such a lack of a common culture upon which the citizens can unite has resulted into constant conflicts in the country.

Conclusion

Globalisation has led to varying effects in different countries. In Colombia, the effects of globalisation on the social, economic and cultural facets have largely been negative than positive. In the social arena, globalisation has encouraged the development and expansion of multiple centres of authority thus leading to constant conflict. In the economic aspects, subscription to neoliberal ideas advanced by international organisations such as the IMF have led to the eradication of social safeguards, increased unemployment and increased inequality in society. Although the effects of globalisation on Colombian culture have been minimal compared to other effects, the interaction of various cultures has contributed to development of regions with distinct cultures thus making it difficult for culture to serve as the unifying factor for the nation.

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[1] Ann C. Mason, “Constructing Authority Alternatives on the Periphery”, 44.

 

[2] Jeff Browitt, “Capital Punishment,” 1073 – 1075

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