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Global Governance, Development And Human Security: The Challenge of Poverty and Inequality
     

Global Governance, Development And Human Security: The Challenge of Poverty and Inequality

by Caroline Thomas
 

In this innovative new book, Caroline Thomas argues that the global development and security agendas are merging. No longer is the language of security confined within the straitjacket of the state and associated national security concerns. The spotlight is shifting to the legitimate security concerns of human beings. The book examines how development is promoted

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In this innovative new book, Caroline Thomas argues that the global development and security agendas are merging. No longer is the language of security confined within the straitjacket of the state and associated national security concerns. The spotlight is shifting to the legitimate security concerns of human beings. The book examines how development is promoted by global governance institutions and how this has impacted on human security in the 1990s. Thomas focuses on the effects of trade, finance, and investment liberalisation on deepening inequality. She explores different approaches for addressing the deepening inequality which threatens the economy at all levels, from the household, to the community, to the global. The book investigates reformist and transformist visions of the future and the contrasting policies tabled for their achievements. Thomas argues that ultimately human security requires a different developmental strategy.

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Thomas (global politics, University of Southampton) explores security from a human, rather than state, perspective. She offers a conceptual approach to the subject, contextualizing the notion of security within a framework of globalization. Against the backdrop of increasing inequality between and within states, she analyzes dominant ideas about development. The focus then shifts to the practices of global governance institutions. Distributed in the US by Stylus. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745314266
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
09/20/2000
Series:
Human Security in the Global Economy Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
1.11(w) x 1.11(h) x 1.11(d)

Meet the Author


Boris Kagarlitsky is a senior research fellow in the Institute for Comparative Political Studies, the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was a political prisoner under Brezhnev and latterly has been an adviser to the Chair of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia. He is the author of New Realism, New Barbarism (1999), The Twilight of Globalisation (2000), The Return of Radicalism (2000) and Russia under Yeltsin and Putin (2002), all published by Pluto Press.

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