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1

Friedman (for)

(American face) Spread of capitalist culture and organisation eg Disney, Apple, Microsoft

2

Fukuyama (for)

Western democracy is seen as the ‘ideal’- Globally people are protesting for this eg. the right to vote, freedom of speech

3

Ghonim (for)

(Western ideals of democracy; Supported by Areeba Areeba website) - SPREAD OF WESTERN IDEALS SUCH AS DEMOCRACY

4

Kirkpatrick (for)

‘The facebook effect’- social media spreading- can be used in revolutions and protests

5

Fairweather and Rogerson (for)

Cultural homogenisation is occurring due to a range of issues/ reasons eg. computer software- microsoft for example reflects western ways of thinking, advertising- reflect western images of style and appearances as ‘desirable’, antisocial behaviour- the internet reflects western ideas about morality and deviance.

6

Giddens (against)

Glocalisation- Local cultures are asserting their own culture to resist the spread of western ideologies eg. latinisation in los angeles

7

Lesaca (against)

Religious Fundamentalists are resisting the spread of Western values, groups such as ISIS are examples of how some local groups will resist and show hatred towards western ‘ideals’.

8

Tribal Net and Croteau and Hoynes (against)

Digital media companies are now being forced to take into account local practises - local cultures are asserting their own cultures such as tribes therefore forcing capitalism to take them into account eg. tribe.net