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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For Sen, the real issue is inequality both between and within countries. The agents of globalization are neither European nor exclusively Western, nor are they necessarily linked to Western dominance.

In addition to the momentous omissions that need to be rectified, there are also serious problems of commission that must be addressed for even elementary global ethics.

The injustices that characterize the world are closely related to various omissions that need to be addressed, particularly in institutional arrangements. During these decades, when military overlords–Mobuto Sese Seko or Jonas Savimbi or whoever–busted social and political arrangements and, ultimately, economic order as well in Africa, they could rely on support either from the United States and its allies or from the Soviet Union, depending on their military alliances.

Much depends on the region or the group chosen and what indicators of economic prosperity are used. The term algebra is derived from the title of his famous book Al-Jabr wa-al-Muqabilah. Yet many of these developments drew on the experience of the rest of the world, rather than being confined within the boundaries of a discrete Western civilization.


After industrial revolution in Europe, the raw materials were exported from India, and finished goods like the Khadi silk would be imported back to India by the East India Company, thus increasing the prices of the erst cheap cloth and causing the shutting down of numerous handlooms across the country. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: To use this website, you must agree to our Privacy Policyincluding cookie policy.

Global Justice and the Bargaining Problem Even if the poor were to get amaryya a little richer, this would not necessarily imply that the poor were getting a fair share of the potentially vast benefits of global economic interrelations. Institutions and Inequality Globalization has much to offer; gloalism even as we defend it, we must also, without any contradiction, see the legitimacy of many questions that the antiglobalization protesters ask.

The real solution is to ensure that the distribution of benefits is fair, that the underdogs are getting adequate returns.

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T he issue of the distribution of economic gains and losses from globalization remains an entirely separate question, and it must be addressed as a further–and extremely relevant–issue. Articles By Amartya Sen. This site uses cookies. The arms are used with bloody glibalism with devastating effects on the economy, the polity, and the society. Are the Poor Getting Poorer? All this involving China, Turkey, and India is globalization, all right, but the West is not even in sight.

It is much bigger–much greater–than that. 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. Judve first printed book was an Indian Sanskrit treatise, translated into Chinese by a half-Turk.


A similar situation arose when turmeric became expensive due to the patent filed on it in U. And more recently in East Asia, remarkable reductions in poverty have been achieved by countries which have opened up to global markets and knowledge. Western governments and multinational enterprises are the usual targets of anti-globalization campaigners.

How to Judge Globalism

These global interrelations have often been very productive in the advancement of different countries. Feedback Privacy Policy Feedback. In overcoming that penury, extensive een interrelations and modern technology have been and remain influential. The term algebra is derived from the title of his famous book Al-Jabr wa-al-Muqabilah.

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It is easy to forget that the West was mired in poverty until the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century. And it was translated into Chinese by a half-Turk! But its benefits are not shared fairly. About project SlidePlayer Terms sn Service.

By continuing to use maartya website, you agree to their use. You are commenting using your Twitter account. But the content came from elsewhere. 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.