Africa and the New Globalization by George Klay Kieh, Jr.

By George Klay Kieh, Jr.

Globalization isn't a brand new phenomenon within the foreign procedure evidenced via a number of the efforts which have been remodeled the final numerous centuries to set up a so-called 'global village' with a number of spheres - cultural, fiscal, ecological, political, social - etc. in spite of the fact that, some of the levels of globalization have had divergent scope, actors, dimensions and dynamics. that's, all of the levels of globalization may be differentiated utilizing the aforementioned markers. by contrast heritage, this e-book makes a speciality of the 'new globalization' a section that emerged whilst the chilly struggle ended. between different issues, the hot globalization is the main expansive and technological complex of the entire stages of globalization. for instance, the hot globalization has witnessed the combination of just about all states of the realm and non-state actors into the worldwide capitalist process. the consequent effects have differed from kingdom to nation and quarter to zone. during this vein, this ebook identifies many of the frontier concerns in Africa - debt, human rights, improvement, country sovereignty, the surroundings, democratization, the HIV/AIDS pandemic and communications - which are being impacted by means of the dynamics of this new globalization.

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Accordingly, as Wagnleitner and May (2000, p. 1) correctly note, “To almost any casual observer, it looks as though the popular culture of the United States has spread all over the world: here, there and everywhere. S. imperialism as embodied in cultural globalization has two major interlocking goals: to capture markets for its commodities and to establish hegemony in shaping popular consciousness (Petras, 2004, p. 1). 16 Africa and the New Globalization Cultural globalization has several major elements.

In other words, in the cases in which these objectives conflict with the profit-making project, the latter takes precedence, irrespective of the outcome. The Dimensions As has been argued, the “new globalization” is a multifaceted phenomenon with various dimensions – cultural, economic, environmental, military, political, and social, among others. Against this backdrop, this section will map out the nature and dynamics of some of the various dimensions. ” This entails, among other things, the creation of a common global culture.

The Washington Treaty that established NATO in 1949 stipulated that the organization was to function as a collective defense organization anchored on the base premise of mutual defense in cases of aggression. Interestingly, NATO has been unilaterally transformed into a global police and military force by the members states without the participation of the non-member states. Since NATO was given a global complexion, it would have therefore made sense for all of the states in the international system to participate in its redesign.

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