Western Universalism in the Contemporary World

  • Jozef Palitefka Universidad de Guadalajara
Palabras clave: Western universalism, globalization, democracy, intervention, ethnocentrism, civilizing mission, human rights, intercultural dialogue.


The process of globalisation brings not only the creation of a single economicmarket in the world, but also the proliferation of different cultural influences.The contact with those who are somehow different from us increases, too.For this reason, it is necessary to find the appropriate way to this approachto otherness. The paper focuses on the exploration of the place of Westernuniversalism in the contemporary world.

Biografía del autor/a

Jozef Palitefka, Universidad de Guadalajara
Department of Culture Studies, Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovakia.