In Defense of Globalization: With a New Afterword / Edition 2

In Defense of Globalization: With a New Afterword / Edition 2

by Jagdish Bhagwati
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195330935

ISBN-13: 9780195330939

Pub. Date: 09/04/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In the passionate debate that currently rages over globalization, critics have been heard blaming it for a host of ills afflicting poorer nations, everything from child labor to environmental degradation and cultural homogenization. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, takes on the critics, revealing that globalization, when properly

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In the passionate debate that currently rages over globalization, critics have been heard blaming it for a host of ills afflicting poorer nations, everything from child labor to environmental degradation and cultural homogenization. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, takes on the critics, revealing that globalization, when properly governed, is in fact the most powerful force for social good in the world today. Drawing on his unparalleled knowledge of international and development economics, Bhagwati explains why the "gotcha" examples of the critics are often not as compelling as they seem. With the wit and wisdom for which he is renowned, Bhagwati convincingly shows that globalization is part of the solution, not part of the problem.

This edition features a new afterword by the author, in which he counters recent writings by prominent journalist Thomas Friedman and the Nobel Laureate economist Paul Samuelson and argues that current anxieties about the economic implications of globalization are just as unfounded as were the concerns about its social effects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195330939
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
729,624
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefaceix
ICoping with Anti-Globalization
1Anti-Globalization: Why?3
2Globalization: Socially, Not Just Economically, Benign28
3Globalization Is Good but Not Good Enough32
4Non-Governmental Organizations36
IIGlobalization's Human Face: Trade and Corporations
5Poverty: Enhanced or Diminished?51
6Child Labor: Increased or Reduced?68
7Women: Harmed or Helped?73
8Democracy at Bay?92
9Culture Imperiled or Enriched?106
10Wages and Labor Standards at Stake?122
11Environment in Peril?135
12Corporations: Predatory or Beneficial?162
IIIOther Dimensions of Globalization
13The Perils of Gung-ho International Financial Capitalism199
14International Flows of Humanity208
IVAppropriate Governance: Making Globalization Work Better
15Appropriate Governance: An Overview221
16Coping with Downsides228
17Accelerating the Achievement of Social Agendas240
18Managing Transitions: Optimal, Not Maximal, Speed253
VIn Conclusion
19And So, Let Us Begin Anew265
Glossary: Acronyms, Phrases and Concepts267
Notes273
Index297

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