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Globalization from a postcolonial perspective

in Postcolonialism

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780192801821
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191775451 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780192801821.003.0007

Series: Very Short Introductions

Globalization from a postcolonial perspective

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‘Globalization from a postcolonial perspective’ explores the impact of globalization and multi- and transnational companies in the world economy. Few people outside the world of business and economics regard globalization as a particularly positive phenomenon; odium is frequently heaped on the institutions that facilitate it, particularly the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization. However, at least some of the poverty, or at least suffering, of the people of the non-western world is also the direct result of actions by their own governments. Poverty and starvation are often not the mark of an absolute lack of resources, but arise from a failure to distribute them equitably.

Keywords: Stokely Carmichael; Roger Casement; Malcolm X; Marshall McLuhan; trade

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Subjects: National Liberation and Post-Colonialism ; Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature)

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