Globalization and State in Africa: A paradox

Fred Jonyo


Globalization as a meltdown offreer flows of trade; direct foreign investment and finance, the liberalization of trade and investment policies have had both positive and negative effects on national economies. Positively, globalization has created and opened hidden opportunities for some people, groups and countries. At the same time, globalization has negatively impacted on economies through increased impoverishment, inequality, and work security, a weakening of institutions and social support systems and the erosion of established identities and values.

Globalization is transforming trade, finance, technology, employment, environment, social systems and patterns of governance. This paper analyses the implications of these trends for global development.

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