TOWARDS A FAIR AND VIABLE GLOBALIZATION THEORY
AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE
There are contradictory moral dimensions that exist in this modern world.
The first dimension is that the west fails to honor liberal policies that it emphasize especially when dealing with the third world.
As a result of not respecting liberal policies in dealing with the developing world, it has become difficult for the third world to attain better standards.
However, it is not entirely the first world's non-compliance to its policies that have lead to African non-development.
There are however African causes of underdevelopment, such as egocentric emotions centered around bellicose achievement, the second dimension to world morality.
It is in light of these that the author reflects upon what globalization has achieved so far.
The work also reveals that globalization has the mandate of bridging the gap between the rich and poor.
The work analyses the short comings which are both within and without Africa, the author goes onto use the arguments of Rousseau and John Rawls as the solution.
The two suggest that only rationality, morality and consent are the real ways to deal with all shortcomings that are realized in the global society.
Erasmus Masitera is a lecturer at Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo.
He is a Philosophy lecturer, he lecture Contemporary Political and Social Philosophy and History of Philosophy.
He did his first Degree in Philosophy at Arrupe College and his Master in Philosophy at University of Zimbabwe.