Interdependence, Disequilibrium And Growth

Overview

This book examines the impact of globalization on different countries and regions. Changing patterns of trade, industrialization, debt, aid and other financial flows are analyzed as is the debate about structural adjustment programs. Four recent developments likely to have major implications for North-South relations are identified; efforts to reduce to US deficit; the emergence of regional trading blocs; the implementation of the Uruguay Round of GATT and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Finally, the likely ...

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Overview

This book examines the impact of globalization on different countries and regions. Changing patterns of trade, industrialization, debt, aid and other financial flows are analyzed as is the debate about structural adjustment programs. Four recent developments likely to have major implications for North-South relations are identified; efforts to reduce to US deficit; the emergence of regional trading blocs; the implementation of the Uruguay Round of GATT and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Finally, the likely impact on North-South relation of pursuing alternative paradigms to economic growth is examined.

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Four contemporary developments with potentially important implications for North-South relations are examined, with material on attempts to deal with US fiscal and external deficits, the emergence of three regional trading blocs, the implementation of the Uruguay Round of GATT, and the collapse of the USSR and its satellites. A final chapter examines approaches to development which do not rely on growth and assesses their impact on North-South relations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312212421
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/1998
  • Series: International Political Economy Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

John Loxley is Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
• List of Acronyms
• Introduction
• Global Expansion and Differential Integration: The End of the South?
• Neo-Conservatism and the Growth of Global Disequilibrium
• Payments Imbalances in the South
• Managing Debt and Payments Imbalances in the 1980s
• Foreign Aid in the 1980s
• Structural Adjustment Programs
• Reordering Global Relations: Threats to the South
• Dealing with the US Balance of Payments Deficit
• Regional Trading Blocs?
• The Uruguay of GATT and Its Implications for the Third World
• The Implications of Eastern Bloc Reform for South-North Relations
• Alternative Paradigms: Peripheral Views and Views from the Periphery
• Alternatives to the Growth Fetish: Peripheral Views from the Center
• Alternative Paradigms: Views from the Periphery
• Putting It All Together
• Bibliography
• Index

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