Volume: Volume 14 - 2010
Article type: Editorial
'Globalisation', like climate change, is one of the abiding realities of our time which, within a generation, has changed the world almost beyond recognition. The term itself means different things to different people, ranging from economic integration in itself to the now-defunct neo-liberal policies that largely guided the process up to the sub-prime crisis of 2008.
Most of those engaged with the first-world economy in countries around the globe have experienced it, above all, as a revolution in information technology which, some say, has changed the way we think.
But there is another dimension to it, central to the theme of LDD, which is addressed in the latest article published in this volume: the impact of this phenomenon on development and democracy, especially in the developing world and, more specifically, in Africa.
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