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.

Author: Yozshulmaran Arashitaxe
Country: Syria
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Spiritual
Published (Last): 1 August 2014
Pages: 97
PDF File Size: 8.24 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.52 Mb
ISBN: 658-8-21762-838-4
Downloads: 72015
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vizuru

How to Judge Globalism”.

These global interrelations have often juvge very productive in the advancement of different countries. Globalization A Brief Review. The world establishment is firmly entrenched in this business: Indeed, Europe would have been a lot poorer–economically, culturally, and scientifically–had it resisted the globalization of mathematics, science, and technology at that time. And thus dissemination of the concerns of these protestants is highly necessary, as globalisation benefits both — the rich and the poor, the west and the east.

First Step or Last Gasp? It prevailed since centuries. Both sides, however, accepted too readily the foundational dichotomy between two disparate civilizations. There is also a need jjudge more clarity in formulating the distributional questions. First came the Renaissance, then the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution, and these led to a massive increase in living standards in the West.

And it was translated into Chinese by a half-Turk! Registration Forgot your password? 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.

The principal challenge relates to inequality–international as well as intranational. On this point, there is substantial agreement among many proponents and opponents. RSS feed of articles by Amartya Sen. It was printed four centuries later, in a. Those who take an upbeat view of globalization see it as a marvelous contribution of Western civilization to the world.


The first printing press or the development of mathematics over different countries are few examples that delineate the fact that globalisation has played an important role in the economic and social progress of mankind.

That glibalism the problem to be tackled.

Notify me of new comments via email. Nor is it whether they are better off than they would be had they excluded themselves from globalized interactions.

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.

Skip to main content. Share buttons are a little bit lower.

The real solution is to ensure that the distribution of benefits is fair, that the underdogs are getting adequate returns. Government Programs sdn Social Outcomes: This may require extensive institutional reform, even as globalization is defended.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

How to Judge Globalism | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

A Global Heritage In resisting the diagnosis of globalization as a phenomenon of quintessentially Western origin, we have to be suspicious not juvge of the anti-Western rhetoric but also of the pro-Western chauvinism in many contemporary writings.

Auth with social amattya European mathematics, with its use of such concepts as sine, was viewed as a purely “Western” import into India. Is globalization really a new Western globlaism To see globalization as merely Western imperialism of ideas and beliefs as the rhetoric often suggests would be a serious and costly error, in the same way that any European resistance to Eastern influence would have been at the beginning of the last millennium.

The champions of this reading of history tend to feel upset not just because this great benefaction is seen as a curse but also because it is undervalued and castigated by an ungrateful world.

Ch. 2: How to Judge Globalism

Over thousands of years, globalization has contributed to the progress of the world through travel, trade, migration, spread of cultural influences, and dissemination of knowledge and understanding juege that of science and technology.


To make this website work, we log user data and share it with processors. Even though the operation of a given market economy can be significantly defective, there is no way of dispensing with the institution of markets in general as a powerful engine of economic progress. The book, Vajracchedika Prajnaparamitasutra sometimes referred to as “The Diamond Sutra”is an old treatise on Buddhism; it was translated into Chinese from Sanskrit in the fifth century by Kumarajiva, a half-Indian and half-Turkish scholar who lived in a part of eastern Turkistan called Kucha but later migrated to China.

Take the printing of the world’s first book. So resistance to the globalization of ideas, science and knowledge, on the basis that it is westernization, is not only short-sighted, it is stupid! To conclude, the confounding of globalization with Westernization is not only ahistorical, it also ho attention from the many potential benefits of global integration.

How to Judge Globalism

Sen’s article is designed to address the arguments of the anti-globalization movement. For example, it is often argued that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here To use this website, you must agree to our Privacy Policyincluding cookie policy.

The distribution of the benefits in the global economy depends, among other things, on a variety of global institutional arrangements, including those for fair trade, medical initiatives, educational exchanges, facilities for technological dissemination, ecological and environmental restraints, and fair treatment of accumulated debts that were often incurred by irresponsible military rulers of the past.