Quality Of Life And Paradoxes Of Globalization Cover Image

Kvalitet života i paradoksi globalizacije
Quality Of Life And Paradoxes Of Globalization

Author(s): Nevenka Vojvodić-Miljković, Petar Hafner
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: quality of life concept; globalization - sociological aspect; paradoxes of globalization

Summary/Abstract: Globalization, especially the economic globalization, mainly based on a neoliberal economic logic and profit at all costs, has created conditions for strengthening the paradox of ever greater and faster technological and information development on one hand, and on the other, increased the number of those to whom these advantages are not available. The historical and current gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class and economic inequalities within and between countries are becoming deeper, thus undermining the possibility of achieving equitable and sustainable development for all. The paradoxes of globalization are reflected in the splendor and squalor of modern society, in the emergence of rich and poor societies, in intensifying the social and ecological crisis, in the development of subordination and domination processes, in the rise of the present-time crisis and crisis of the future. Such concept of development that increases the discrimination of marginalized groups especially affects women, as reflected in their growing exposure to poverty, exploitation and social exclusion. The achievement of gender equality, poverty reduction and other MDGs of the UN by 2015 would not be possible without the application of a development concept based on respect, promotion and protection of human rights, increased quality of life and sustainable development.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 361-372
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English