n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Globalisation through an African lens
Globalization of concern, Aidan Msafiri : review

Volume 76, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0023-270X
  • E-ISSN: 2304-8557



This book deals with the issue of globalisation, particularly in the area of socio-economic life, and how this global phenomenon is affecting the less developed countries in Africa. The author used Tanzania as a point in reference. In handling globalisation concerns, the author uses interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches, including socio-ethical paradigms and contemporary economic theories. This does succeed in pointing out that the word globalisation has become a kind of buzzword in such a time as this. It also indicates that globalisation is a word used as a kind of a synonym for one or more of the following phenomena: the pursuit of the classical liberal (or "free") market; the growing dominance of Western (or even American) forms of political, economic, and cultural life ("Westernisation" or "Americanisation"); the proliferation of new information technologies (the "Internet revolution"); as well as the notion that humanity stands at the threshold of realising a single unified community in which major sources of social conflict have vanished (global integration).

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