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NOTES FROM THE EDITOR: Engaging Globalization
Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem
Kasarinlan : Philippine Journal of Third World Studies , 2005,
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New Orleans: the "normal" functioning of a system
Takis Fotopoulos
International Journal of Inclusive Democracy , 2006,
Abstract: The New Orleans catastrophe did not only show the real significance of the “American Dream”, which was promoted in the post-war period as the model of capitalist “development”. It also revealed the very essence of the market economy system and representative ‘democracy’ which, particularly in the USA, has met ―better than anywhere else― the criteria of economic and political liberalism correspondingly. This essence is summed up in the economic and political inequality and the separation of society from the economy and polity established by a system in which it is not the citizen body itself which takes all the important economic and political decisions, but an economic and political elite
Globalization: Current Constraints and Promising Perspectives
Herrera, Socorro
Journal of Curriculum and Instruction , 2012,
Abstract: Recent statistics indicate that more than 200 million people worldwide live in a country other than the one in which they were born, with more than a third having moved from an underdeveloped to a developed country and at least another third having moved from one developed nation to another. Although the United States is the world leader as a host country, Europe’s migrant population in 2005 exceeded that of North America by almost 50 percent and Western Asia’s share of the world’s migrants now exceeds 25 million (United Nations, 2011). Most pronounced is an unprecedented migration of persons to the developing world that is both a cause and a consequence of globalization.
Philosophy in Indigenous Igbo Proverbs: Cross-Cultural Media for Education in the Era of Globalization  [PDF]
Okorie Onwuchekwa
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.31A036
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It is common knowledge among people of Igbo descent that indigenous Igbo proverbs play vital roles in speech, communication and exchange of knowledge and ideas among them. However, what may be uncommon knowledge is the fact that philosophy is the basic ingredient that savours Igbo proverbs with the taste for fertilizing ideas across cultural divides. With philosophy inherent in them, indigenous Igbo proverbs readily present itself as a cross-cultural media for educating people of African and non-African descents on the events, achievements, myths and realities of especially the people of Igbo descent. This paper examines the philosophy of some indigenous Igbo proverbs. The paper concludes that indigenous Igbo proverbs, rich in philosophy, is the surest way of educating people of other descents about the realities of the Igbo people. They are better ways of countering fallacies and rumors emanating from foreign historians and foreign media about Igbo land in particular and Africa in general. Hence, they are veritable cross-cultural media with inexhaustible resources which need to be further explored.

Globalization Impacts on Chinese Politics and Urbanization  [PDF]
Jamie P. Halsall, Ian G. Cook
Chinese Studies (ChnStd) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/chnstd.2013.22012
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to critically explore the complex debates on the contemporary growth of China’s urban economies. It has been well documented that China is the second largest economy in the world and is seen to be a major player in the financial markets. Over the last decade China has experienced a dramatic urban transformation and globalization is a key factor in the change in China from Maoist production cities to Dengist cities of consumption, albeit with a strong export-oriented production element. As this paper will argue, without the impact of Globalization, the recent development of China as a key economic power could not have taken place. The findings of this research revealed however, that the Chinese State has also played a key role, intertwined as it is with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
University Curriculum—Recent Philosophical Reflections and Practical Implementations  [PDF]
Juha Himanka
Creative Education (CE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2013.412A2015
Abstract: Philosophers Martha Nussbaum and Alasdair MacIntyre have recently made a discussion on the university curriculum. MacIntyre formulated the problem in the following way: “a surprising number of the major disorders of the latter part of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first century have been brought about by some of the most distinguished graduates of some of the most distinguished universities in the world”. The problem is that these universities give inadequate general education. The situation even seems to be getting worse as Nussbaum is concerned about the direction that curriculum design has recently taken in some parts of the world. In this article, however, I will cite a few examples of university curriculum design that give some promising solutions to the problems posed by philosophers. Especially the new Common Core Curriculum of the University of Hong Kong offers possibilities that might lead the way to a new and more responsible manner of designing a university curriculum.
Comparative Methodology and Pluralism in Legal Comparison in a Global Age  [PDF]
Roberto Scarciglia
Beijing Law Review (BLR) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/blr.2015.61006
Abstract: This article grew to look deeper into the relationship between different methodological tools in comparative law enquiries. There are several factors that currently affect these enquiries, such as the emergence of new spheres of normativity and transnational actors determining a new configuration of the relationship between centre and periphery. Different forms and visions of legal pluralism could characterise a cultural tradition and different ways, in which existing nations, which have a pluralistic legal system, interact. Furthermore, one might add the consideration that the presence of different forms of pluralism—a pluralism of pluralisms—implies a constant and urgent need to reconsider the adequacy of the methodologies in comparative law. Hence, we can use different approaches because there are different purposes that the comparison pursues. Though the horizontal comparison is certainly a widespread tendency for comparative analyses, from a methodological point of view, we need to consider the importance of forms of vertical comparison, both a top-down and bottom-up approach.
The African Single Currency: Putting in Place the Missing Link for a Complete Regional Integration Scheme in Africa  [PDF]
Ibrahima Thione Diop
Modern Economy (ME) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/me.2015.610103
Abstract: Facing the threat of globalization, Africa is more than ever forced to lift as soon as possible the factors blocking the integration process which is too long deadlocked. Indeed, Africa remains on the margins of world trade, FDI flows and the ICT revolution, while suffering the brunt of the repercussions of globalization, including the food crisis. This article is a contribution to the issue of economic integration of African countries through the introduction of a single currency. However, the latter seems to be a decisive contribution to permanently overcome the issue of borders but also the divisions in terms of language differences. The main conclusion from this research is that we need to overcome the many constraints faced by the advent of the single currency, which are essentially institutional, but also economic.
Another Possible World—Reading Yuezhi Zhao, Communication and Society: Political Economy and Culture Analysis  [PDF]
Yilian Zhang
Chinese Studies (ChnStd) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/chnstd.2018.73022
Abstract: Yuezhi Zhao is famous for her theory of communication criticism. In the western-dominated international academic circles, she is the first critical scholar of communication in mainland China. In her first Chinese monograph, “Communication and Society: Political Economy and Culture Analysis”, put forward “look east, go south”: open up a new perspective of communication research in the post-crisis era. While deeply worried about the influence of depoliticization and neoliberalism on Chinese society, she also hoped that China would be different from the development mode of western capitalism with patriotism, and put forward the insight that “another world is possible”.
Globalization Measurement: Notes on Common Globalization Indexes
Parisa SAMIMI,Guan Choo LIM,Abdul Aziz BUANG
Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics and Information Technology , 2011,
Abstract: Globalization is a broad concept casually used to describe a variety of phenomena that reflect increased economic, social and politicalinterdependence of countries. Despite the increasing awareness onglobalization, it is interesting to note that there is no any universally accepted definition and there is no standard measurement for globalization. Along with the growing number of countries participating in globalized world, there have been increasing concerns related to the globalization and its impacts on different aspect of life. Looking at the way globalization affects us, there is a need to measure globalization not only to know the effects of it, but also to manage it. A number of globalization measurements have been proposed. In this paper, we provide a taxonomy which categorized recent globalization measurement based on its definition to single and synthetic indexes. We then describe the indicators, method and availability of data, and analyses some of their shortcomings. In addition, we compare the indexes with respect to some criteria. Our survey concludes that selection of a good globalization indexesfor the study depends on the objectives and the sample of the study. The findings of this study can help researchers as a guide line to select best index for their studies or develop new and better measurement.
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