Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy (Global Issues Series)

Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy (Global Issues Series)

by Walden Bello
     
 

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This is a short and trenchant history of the organizations—the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and Group of Seven—that have promoted economic globalization and which are now trying to manage the unmanageable. Walden Bello points to their manifest failings, seen in recurrent financial crises, the ever widening gulf between developing and industrialized countries,

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This is a short and trenchant history of the organizations—the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and Group of Seven—that have promoted economic globalization and which are now trying to manage the unmanageable. Walden Bello points to their manifest failings, seen in recurrent financial crises, the ever widening gulf between developing and industrialized countries, the persistence of gross inequalities, and mass poverty. He examines new ideas for reforming world economic management, and argues that a much more fundamental and radical shift of direction is required.

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"Walden Bello is the worlds leading no-nonsense revolutionary. With plainspoken history and compelling evidence, he ruthlessly exposes the opportunism, plunder, and backroom bullying that passes for global capitalism. But this is more than a critique: Bello's expert diagnosis is that the patient is sicker than we think, and the time to act is now."—Naomi Klein, author, No Logo
"Bello's analyses and suggestions for action are refreshingly clear and direct, and he gives a valuable account of the re-subordination of the South over the last quarter-century. Deglobalization is to be recommended above all for the invigorating energy with which it sets out an oppositional agenda."—New Left Review
"Whatever subject he tackles, Walden Bello is always thoughtful, trenchant and constructive. He's also an authentic hero of the global justice movement."—Susan George
"Deglobalization is a superb dissection of contemporary capitalism's multiple crises, a powerful indictment of the US's brutal re-subordination of the global South in the interest of its MNCs and banks, an unanswerable demonstration of the unreformability of the IMF and its sister institutions, and a stirring call to arms for the movement for economic justice by one of its major theorists and organizers."—Robert Brenner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842775455
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
07/22/2005
Series:
Global Issues Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.45(d)

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