Tuesday, 19 May Globalization is not global westernization according to Amartya Sen in his article “How to judge globalism”. There is no time. Amartya Sen. “How to Judge Globalism”. Many critics see globalization as a western curse. But in fact it is not one way (west to east) nor is it necessarily a curse. In the article “How to Judge Globalism,” Amartya Sen provides a history of globalism. She talks how globalization is a two way street where in.

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How to Judge Globalism

The arms are used with bloody results–and with devastating effects on the economy, the polity, and the society. Feedback Privacy Policy Feedback. The central question is not whether to yow the market economy.

But this recognition does not end the discussion about globalized market relations. The critical issue is not whether the poor are getting marginally poorer or richer.

Sen on globalization

On the other side, the apologists of globalization point to their belief that the poor who participate in trade and exchange are mostly getting richer. Development Sen on globalization. Institutions and Inequality Globalization has much to offer; but even as we defend it, we must also, without any contradiction, see the legitimacy of many questions that the antiglobalization protesters ask.

And today, the same principle applies, though in the reverse direction from West to East. Much depends on the region or the group chosen and what indicators of economic prosperity are used.

Before the issue of gender justice became an explicitly recognized concern as it has in recent decadesthere were attempts to dismiss the issue of unfair arrangements within the family by suggesting that women did not need to live in families if they found the arrangements so unjust. Internationally, we need fair trade, medical initiatives, educational exchanges, technological dissemination, ecological and environmental restraints, and fair treatment of accumulated debts incurred by irresponsible military leaders of the past.


In resisting the diagnosis of globalization as a phenomenon of quintessentially Western origin, we have to be suspicious not only of the anti-Western rhetoric but also of the pro-Western chauvinism in many contemporary writings. The agents of globalization are neither European nor exclusively Western, nor are they necessarily linked to Western dominance.

In overcoming that penury, extensive economic interrelations and modern technology have been and remain influential. Nor is it whether they are better off than they would be had they excluded themselves from globalized interactions.

Ch. 2: How to Judge Globalism

So the globalization of science and technology is as old as the hills, and the West should be grateful for this — as much as the East should be proud! By analogy, to argue that a particularly unequal and sexist family arrangement is unfair, one does not have to show that women would have done comparatively better had there been no families at all, but only that the sharing of the benefits is seriously unequal in that particular arrangement. Hlw is an urgent need for reforming institutional arrangements–in addition to national ones–in order to tto both the errors of omission and those of commission that tend to give the poor across the world such limited opportunities.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: It is not only the case that a marketinclusive system can generate very distinct results depending on various enabling conditions such as how physical resources are distributed, how human resources are developed, what rules of business relations prevail, what social-security arrangements are in place, and so on.

The term algebra is derived from the title of his famous book Al-Jabr wa-al-Muqabilah. To conclude, the confounding of globalization with Westernization is not only ahistorical, it also distracts attention from the many potential benefits of global integration. The word algorithm is derived from the name al-Khwarizmi.

The decimal system emerged and became well developed in India between the second and sixth centuries; it was used by Arab mathematicians soon thereafter. Are the Poor Getting Poorer?


Ch. 2: How to Judge Globalism – ppt video online download

That answer may or may not be wrong, but the question certainly is. But the content came from elsewhere. For example, it is often argued that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer.

Those who take an upbeat view of globalization see it as a marvelous contribution of Western civilization to the world. But it would be a great mistake to see globalization primarily as a judhe of imperialism.

As George Soros has pointed out, international business concerns often have a strong preference for working in orderly and highly organized autocracies rather than in activist and less-regimented democracies, and this can be a regressive influence on amartja development. There is extensive evidence that the global economy has brought prosperity to many different areas of the globe.

That is the problem to be tackled. For Sen, globalization is neither new, nor entirely western, nor a curse.

Similar incidents happening all across the globe have a,artya in anti globalization. Thanks to India, the decimal system was developed between the second and sixth centuries. Notify me of new comments via email. The crucial role of the markets does not make the other institutions insignificant, even in terms of the results that the market economy can produce.

These possibilities do not, of course, impose any insurmountable barrier to development, but it is important to make sure that the surmountable barriers are actually surmounted. It was printed four centuries later, in a. Fair Sharing of Global Opportunities To conclude, the confounding of globalization with Westernization is not only ahistorical, it also distracts attention from the many potential benefits of global integration.