PCR 206: Globalisation and Equity

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. explain the concepts of globalisation and equity between communities and perspectives; and policies/strategies to control or change them;
  2. discuss the global nature of conflict, crises and criminality; and
  3. identify the need for talent applicability at competitive global stage.
Course Contents

The meaning of globalisation as the speed-up of movements and exchanges (human beings, goods and services, capital, technologies or cultural practices) all over the world. Types of globalisation (economic globalisation, political globalisation and cultural globalisation), its effects and benefits. The effects of globalisation are different for the poor South and the rich North.

The phenomenon of globalisation from competing perspectives, looking at the policies of governments which try to change or control it. Various dimension of Globalisation, its domestication and its intervention in the economies of the Third world countries, its borderless characteristics and its precipitation of crises in weak economies of the world. The Ali Mazrui concepts of homogeneity and hegemony as they relate to globalisation.