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Tagarirofa and Tobias

Greener Journal of  Social Sciences Vol. 3 (5), pp. 242-248, May 2013

  ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 GJSS

Research Paper

Globalisation and Development Inequalities: Challenges and Prospects for ‘A just Development’


Jacob Tagarirofaand David Tobias2


1Lecturer at Great Zimbabwe University in the Department of Sociology and Rural Development:

2Lecturer at Great Zimbabwe University in the Department of History and Development Studies


tagarirofaj @ gmail. com, davitobias16 @ gmail. com


Corresponding Author’s Email: davidtobias16 @ gmail. com


The paper explores the ramifications of globalisation as a process, ideology and a theory on the embryonic and apparent discrepancies in development status between and within nations. It illuminated on the socio-economic and political forces behind globalisation and the implications of that process on access to resources, exercise of political and economic power in international governance and the resultant asymmetrical relations between nations in the global village. This endeavour was enabled through a multi-perspective approach in which various macro and micro sociological theories defined the lens for analysis some which entails the New International Division of Labour theory and the World Systems’ theory as they were intrinsically a function and agent for the materialisation of the process of globalisation. Methodologically, the paper adopted the qualitative comparative case study approach which perfectly ushered the opportunity to juxtapose intricacies of different events and outcomes of the lopsided international relations on development between nations in the global village. The paper maintained the notion that, globalisation was an ideological apparatus meant to mystify and veil the realities of exploitation dictated by the new world system yet positively skewed to the Industrialised World at the peril of the Developing Countries.

Keywords: Globalisation; Ideology; Development; Exploitation; Inequalities.

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