The article dwells on the complex problem of globalisation and, in particular, on its influence on both modern Western and traditional Arab societies. It presents the dilemmas related to the contact of local culture and the modern one in the context of the Arab world. Apart from this, it touches upon some of the basic problems related to globalisaton, such as the asymmetrical development of particular regions of the world, the restricted role of the nation state, the impact of globalisation on the social environment and the emergence of trends towards particularism, aimed against the process of uniformising the world.
Katarzyna Brataniec, Krakowska Akademia, Wydzial Nauk Humanistycznych, ul. G. Herlinga - Grudzinskiego 1, 30-705 Kraków, Poland.
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