Poverty & Globalization

Poverty is the lack of basic necessities that all human beings must have: food and water, shelter, education, medical care, security, etc. A multi-dimensional issue, poverty exceeds all social, economic, and political boundaries. As such, efforts to alleviate poverty must be informed of a variety of different factors.

Many people argue that globalisation has served to bring the world closer together creating a more cooperative environment. Contrary to this praise however is the opposing view that globalisation is in fact the effect of the exploitative tendencies of developed nations whereby developing nations’ governments lose their ability to act autonomously. Therefore, sustainable development in the midst of the age of globalisation becomes more of a battle of wills and power based on economic and political clout than anything else.

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