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What are the effects of the political and economic failure of globalization in the context of African gender development? What are the effects of the political and economic failure of globalization in...

What are the effects of the political and economic failure of globalization in the context of African gender development?

What are the effects of the political and economic failure of globalization in the context of African gender development?

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Before answering this question, we must understand that there is an assumption within the question. The question poses a dichotomy between "successful globalization" and "failing globalization." To best answer this question, it must be understood what the effects of globalization are, both economically and politically, before differentiating between successful and failing globalization. Once the effects are understood, one can thus assess how globalization impacts gender development in Africa.

To start with the first point, globalization is a process located within capitalism. One criticism of globalization is that it is a global (capitalist) economy that allows companies/individuals/states to make products that create the most profit and cost the least to make.

For example, in a global economy, a corporation such as Apple is not confined to making products within a certain country or state: rather, the leadership of the company can go to different countries to find methods of producing...

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