ISBN 9789789222070
Pages 326
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2013
Publisher Apex Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Globalisation in Africa

Reverese Robin Hoodism

by Daniel Offiong

Globalisation is often conceptualised as a triumphant juggernaut, a massive inexorable force transforming economies, politics and culture, and inevitably vanquishing endemic poverty in poor countries. This is in line with what modernisation theorists envisaged in the 1950s and 1960s. Unfortunately, globalisation just like modernisation has failed Africa. Globalisation has intensified poverty and underdevelopment and the consequences are reflected in the huge debt burden of most Third World countries. Globalisation and Africa: Reverse Robin Hoodism calls for a new international economic order in which Africa and other Third World countries will participate as interdependent entities, and by so doing end the symmetric relationship in which the wealthy countries enjoy huge advantages - financial, economic, and others, over poor countries.

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About the Author

Daniel Offiong

Daniel Offiong is a sociologist who has lectured in Nigerian and American universities, and is currently Professor of Sociology at Clark Atlanta University.

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