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Pyrex Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution (PJLCR)

July 2016 Vol. 2(1), pp. 1-8

ISSN: 2985-8739

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Globalization and Terrorism: Corruption as a Case to Ponder


Sunday Bobai Agang

Professor of Christian Theology, Ethics and Public Policy, Provost, ECWA Theological Seminary, Kagoro, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Corresponding Author E-mail: bobagang1@gmail.com

Accepted 22nd July, 2016



Abstract


For good or for ill, amongst all the current scientifically known solar planets of the universe, the earth is the only habitable planet. This planet—earth—has incredibly changed. On the one hand, everything on it has been or is being globalized, including terrorism. Our world has concretely become a true “global village.” That is why it is now possible for more people than ever to collaborate and compete in real time with more people on more different kinds of work from more different corners of the planet and on a more equal footing than at any previous time in the history of humankind (Friedman, 2003). Put another way, the invention of computers, e-mail, networks, teleconferencing, social media, and dynamic new software have all made it possible for those of us living in the 21st century to achieve so much more than many generations before us. On the other hand, the 21st century is witnessing a situation whereby a whole new group of angry, frustrated and humiliated men and women seek to destroy the rest of us. That is why the change we are experiencing is a dreaded change, because it is not only the good guys—the software writers, computers geeks, business entrepreneurs, politicians, other professionals and so on—who get empowered to collaborate on work in a shrinking and flattening world, but also the bad guys—Yahoo boys, international terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, Al-Shabab and other terrorist networks. This paper attempts to make sense of the connection between a particular form of globalization—corruption—and terrorism. Its focal point is global obsession with a new religion—materialism— and its resultant effects on the human family.

Keywords: Globalization, terrorism, corruption, science and technology, capitalism, market economy, politics and governance, spirituality, morality and ethics.

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