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Can Globality Bring a Good Society?

  • Jan Aart Scholte
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

Is globalization a good thing? For its proponents, this contemporary social trend has opened the way variously to worldwide liberal democracy, huge efficiency gains, enhanced consumer satisfaction, increased environmental consciousness, enabled greater intercultural communication, and brought an end to warfare. In contrast, critics have faulted contemporary globalization for in one way and another impeding democracy, imposing a post-colonial imperialism, deepening social inequalities, suppressing vulnerable cultures, undermining every fabric of community, massively aggravating ecological degradation, and compromising every claim to knowledge. With such claims and counterclaims, the stakes in globalization debates are clearly high. The arguments can understandably become passionate.

Keywords

Distributive Justice Late Nineteenth Century Good Society Social Solidarity Ecological Degradation 
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