Globalisation and the Promotion of Democracy: A Trojan Horse or a Genuine Humanitarian Paradigm?

Mohamed DELLAL


Much of what has come to be known in political sociology, and in common
parlance in general, as globalisation is a reference to the strong wind of
change associated with political and social constructions of culture and
identity. Indeed, the concept has been used – quite often loosely – by rank
and file to mean different things. The present paper purports to locate the
concept within a political sociological frame where it has been dubbed a
Trojan Horse (that is an excuse to promote specific political and economic
agendas) or, in a more optimistic tone, a United Nations new humanitarian
paradigm shift.


Globalisation – cultural construction – political sociology – democracy – humanitarian – paradigm shift.

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