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Title:Globalisation vs. public ethics: an African perspective
Author:Ijeoma, Edwin ChikataISNI
Periodical:International Journal of African Renaissance Studies (ISSN 1818-6874)
Geographic term:Africa
Abstract:The interest of governments all over the world in terms of the expected gains of globalization has further stalled the envisaged accelerated global economic growth and development. This has been done by removing all constraints on trade, regardless of social, ecological and moral implications, thereby creating a new culture of oneness which is presently driving the emerging global ethics. Instead of accepting the incontrovertible empirical evidence that economic globalization will only increase many of the problems facing the world today (especially poorer nations), governments under pressure from transnational cooperation insist on pursuing it further. The article takes an exploratory view of globalization versus ethics, and possible policy lessons for Africa. The author argues that it is not economic globalization that society should aim for, but the reverse, economic localization to counterbalance the current substantially unfettered globalization, which has substantially influenced the direction of the emerging global ethics. The article further seeks to explore why the globalization process, with its influential phenomena, has affected the thinking of nation-states, regions and individuals alike. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]