THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBALISATION AS INSTRUMENT OF IMPERIALISM IN AFRICA
Keywords:political economy of states, globalisation and democratic pluralism and liberalisation, decreasing transportation costs, diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies
Globalisation is a complex process which targets the political economy of states and also seeks to liberalise the key domains of human activity. The phenomenon of globalism finds expression in all key domains of human activities. This paper is expected to critically examine how globalisation affect imperialism in Africa and/or how does it impact positively on the less developed States in Africa? To this end answers to these questions will form the main thrust of the paper: Is there any relationship between the push for globalisation and democratic pluralism and liberalisation? How can we explain the assertion that globalism is an advancement of imperialism? Does globalisation hold any prospect of development for African economies? As long as no country of the 21st century can survive, let alone develop under the policy of isolationism as did the United States before 1914, the full involvement and participation of all states in the globalization process is inevitable. The ability of African States to minimize risks and maximize the benefits of globalisation should be a pursuit in the decades ahead. The level of democratic transparency is necessary in order to survive the torrential wave of globalism. This paper adopts the Marxian Theory and content analysis of data that will be generated.