Effects of globalization on variousnations and their workforces

The major capitalist nations, such as the United States of America, that are highly decentralized, technologically advanced, and urbanized are considered core nations, according to Little, William, et al. (Chapter 10). These countries' actions have a significant impact on the economic, social, and political landscape of the world. Therefore, through agreements like the North American Free Trade Agreement, globalization significantly contributes to accelerating economic growth among these countries and their geopolitical developments (NAFTA). On the other hand, peripheral states depend on the core nations because they have minimal industrialisation and generally fragile governments. Colombia is a prime illustration of one such country. The interconnection of countries across the globe (globalization) has massive positive advantages to these nations for instance, training of their workforces by the core nations and growth of their economy by the core nations. However, globalization has resulted into exploitation of resources in such nations. Finally, the semi-peripheral nations are the nations found in between the core nations and the peripheral nations as the name suggests. An example of a semi-peripheral nation is Mexico. These nations benefit from the globalization since they export their skilled workforce to the peripheral actions and other raw materials to the core nations. Unfortunately, the nations are not big enough to make global policies hence can be exploited by the core nations courtesy of globalization.

Labor relations and worker rights in the United States of America

The history of the labor relations and worker rights in US can be traced back to 1902 when President Theodore Roosevelt made a historical confrontation of the country’s main financier, J. P Morgan. In that year, the workers in the anthracite coal industry threatened to strike in what the president described by John L. Blackman, Jr. (8) as “untold misery...with certainty of riots which might develop into social war.” In order to subvert the strike, the president tried and indeed succeeded in bringing the management and the employees in the coal mine industry together. This favored the laborers in the coal mining industry as regards their compensation and rights. This was the genesis of the current respected labor agreements and the creation of labor courts in US.

Comparison and contrast of US policies and other upcoming countries

The clearest similarity between the policies of US and those of upcoming countries is the implication of strict labor standards which do not just advocate for national interest of laborers but also the protection of rights of laborers for instance, freedom of association in the labor unions. However, most upcoming nations have not embraced equity in distribution of resources and still tolerate monopolies which hinder effective labor policies (The Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt Versus Corporations 2017).

Works Cited

John L. Blackman, Jr., Presidential Seizures in Labor Disputes (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1967), pp. 7-8

Little, William, et al. "Introduction to Sociology–1st Canadian Edition." (2012), Chapter 10.

The Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt versus Corporations." The Presidents: Teddy Roosevelt: Teddy Roosevelt vs. Corporate America, 2007. U.S. History in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/PPQSTR203680479/UHIC?u=down87562&xid=c634ebed. Accessed 23 June 2017

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