Globalization, Civil Society and State in Africa: A Retrospect
AbstractGlobalization is a multidimensional phenomenon. It relates to the lives of people in virtually all spheres - politics, culture, economy and communications. This paper therefore appraises retrospectively, the scope and different dimensions of globalization and its impact on the African State. It also highlights the need of an engaged civil action to check the negative consequences of globalization in post colonial Africa. Hence, the work examines the responsibilities of the various segments of the civil society as categorical imperatives in moderating the consequences of a globalized world in post colonial Africa. The civil society framework is engaged in x-raying the phenomenon of globalization and the attendant consequences on both the African State and her people. The paper further explores how a well engaged civil society organizations in contemporary African States can mitigate the adverse effects of globalization on the continent by ensuring good governance and active citizenry participation. The paper concludes by resonating the obstacles against the evolution of a healthy and vibrant civil society in Africa, maintaining that it is an effective tool in countering the delirious effects of globalization in contemporary African State.
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