Inappropriate projection of values onto other cultures

Other Names:
False assumptions concerning universal desirability of national lifestyle
Universal imposition of a way of life

Westerners tend to believe that they alone understand world problems. The ideas currently in fashion in Western circles are presented as truths of general validity and application. It is not only expected that other countries should adopt them but that they will be constrained by reality to do so. This is irrespective of the fact that the Western ideas in fashion tend to change from decade to decade.

Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
02.01.2018 – 17:35 CET