Explain how globalization contributes to or affects these ethical dilemmas.

plain the implications of globalization.

Many people believe the advance of globalization is inevitable.  The world is so connected and intertwined that decisions in one part of the world immediately affect the rest of the world.  In fact, I believe the world is connected that some decisions are made upon knee jerk reactions.  I have to wonder if some decisions are made to quickly and not thought threw because leaders feel they must be quick to react, instead of sitting back and gathering facts before a decision is made.

Identify at least two ethical issues that go along with the global societal topic you have chosen for your final essay.

My final essay subject is international drug trafficking.  The ethical issues that go along with drug trafficking seems to be a simple subject to me.  International drug trafficking or drug trafficking in general is illegal, hence the ethical issue.  But from the little research I have done I have found that drug trafficking is just the tip of the iceberg.  Jenner states, “The somber side of globalization is a complicated network of illicit markets ranging from drugs and arms trafficking to the smuggling of humans into slavery and prostitution” (Jenner, 2011).  I could write an entire paper on the ethical issues just in that quote.

Explain how globalization contributes to or affects these ethical dilemmas.

Globalization works the same for criminals as it does for legitimate businesses.  Information can be passed in the blink of an eye and if you factor in the dark web and numerous money transferring applications, traffickers have limitless possibilities to communicate and transfer money.

Propose solutions to these ethical dilemmas that are feasible financially, socially, and culturally

I believe to slow the spread of drugs and trafficking in general, would be a financial nightmare.  I believe the United Nations needs to put the pressure on countries with known drug producers, Columbia for example.  A second option I have found while researching is the legalization of drugs.  I have found this unrealistic but I am still researching the option.  Jenner argues, “Universal legalization would reverse these trends (violence and profitability). It would take the profits out of the industry and put a stop to violent trafficking, possibly ending the drug trade as we know it” (Jenner, 2011).  I believe legalization is a noble idea but I do not think it would work on the global stage.  It would have to be legalize on the global scale.


Jenner Matthew S. (2011). International Drug Trafficking: A Global Problem with a Domestic Solution. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 18(2), 901. https://doi-org.proxy-library.ashford.edu/10.2979/indjglolegstu.18.2.901