Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Social, Behavioral & Global Studies


Global Studies

First Advisor

Richard Harris

Second Advisor

Ajit Abraham


Globalization has created prosperity and growth for many of the countries across the globe especially in the Global North, which experience some of the greatest benefits of globalization while being the least affected by its negative impacts. Small island nation states tend to experience these negative impacts of globalization more often than the states that are fueling these trends. Globalization has many meanings, but the most agreed upon definition is the increasing interaction between people and corporations due to advances in transportation and communication technology. These advances have created a more interconnected world where trade, and culture have become international in their scope. Though it has been called an economic process globalization has grown to encompass multiple aspects of modern society (Albrow, King, 1990).