Globalization and Sustainable Development: False Twins?

  title={Globalization and Sustainable Development: False Twins?},
  author={Mohamed El-Kamel Bakari},
Abstract Ideologically, the two projects of globalization and sustainable development are informed by totally different sets of principles and values. This article launches a thorough conceptual and theoretical juxtaposition of these two projects, which shows that these two phenomena overlap structurally but diverge ideologically on a number of economic, social, and ecological issues. In essence, the juxtaposition between globalization and sustainable development provides an illuminating… 

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