International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Theoretical Issues and Policy Challenges of Globalisation in the Development of Societies
Dr. Onwe, Sunday O; Nwogbaga, David M.E

Contentions over the effects of globalisation on different societies have been generating diverse opinions on whether it should be encouraged or discouraged. While the liberal scholars argue that globalisation is a form of unavoidable interdependence among states that equally leads to national development; the radical scholars see it as a form of imperialism consciously designed to further exploit the resources of the developing nations and perpetuate their poverty in the interest of developed countries. Without prejudice to the two extreme views, we argued that the effects of globalisation on societies depend more or less on the policies and programmes of the affected countries. Hence, in the light of the constructivist view, we concluded that globalisation may be exploitative if the excesses are not checked by the affected countries; it can as well be development-oriented if the related policies and programmes are properly formulated and implemented. In essence, the benefits of globalisations should be encouraged while the demerits should be discarded through the implementation of properly formulated policies and programmes

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