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Title:The New World Order and democratic possibilities in Africa
Author:Amuwo, KunleISNI
Periodical:Nigerian Journal of International Affairs
Geographic terms:Africa
United States
New World Order
foreign policy
Abstract:The New World Order (NWO) remains for Africa a basically heuristic or theoretical construct. In its articulation and pursuit by the West, or more specifically the United States, the New World Order is tantamount to the unfettered hegemony and influence of America in international finance, economy and politics. The UN, the World Bank, the IMF and allied financial and economic institutions become instruments for the creation, sustenance and furthering of this hegemony. At the same time there is a process of globalization of abstract civil and political rights captured by the liberal democratic framework which Africa's specific social experience negates. There is no evidence that the New World Order is tackling Africa's poverty question in order to create prosperity and perhaps also further the cause of democracy. Notes, ref., sum.