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About negative globalisation – Zygmunt Bauman
About negative globalisation – Zygmunt Bauman

Author(s): Braco Kovačević
Subject(s): History and theory of sociology, Social differentiation, Social Theory, Globalization
Published by: Naučno udruženje Sociološki diskurs
Keywords: globalisation; risks; progress; self-destruction; planetary responsibility;

Summary/Abstract: The value theoretical relation to globalisation is diametrically opposite - positive or negative. Neoliberal globalisation apologists seek to highlight its positive characteristics, while its critics point to a whole series of negative characteristics. This other theoretical orientation belongs to Zygmunt Bauman. His attitude towards globalisation is highly negative: in itself, globalisation carries a number of negative risks, of which the most difficult is the one that leads to the possible self-destruction of humanity. Therefore, he decisively stated that if we do not develop the perception of planetary responsibility and the ability to foresee the future, cataclysm is quite certain and real.

  • Issue Year: 8/2018
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 95-107
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English