Globalization for development : trade, finance, aid, migration, and policy /
Ian Goldin, Kenneth Reinert.
Washington, DC : World Bank ; New York : Palgrave MacMillan, c2006.
xix, 308 p. : ill.
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Washington, DC : World Bank ; New York : Palgrave MacMillan, c2006.
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The stated purpose of this book "is to provide an understanding of the main aspects of economic globalization and their impact on poverty and development." The authors contend that globalization, if used in a proper context with a specific antipoverty agenda, could potentially be a remedy for the deepening gap between the haves and have-nots within and among nations. They do not advocate "free trade and free market" as the panacea for all social, political, and economic ills as some promoters of globalization tend to do. They contend that global poverty is not exclusively an economic phenomenon resolvable by economic growth, i.e., by the "raising all boats" policies. The book title outlines the organization of its content. After an initial context and background chapter and a second chapter that delineates historical observations on the relationship between globalization and poverty, the authors discuss a set of issues (dimensions) within which globalization needs to be analyzed. These dimensions include trade, finance, aid, migration, and ideas. They methodically go through each dimension and provide explanations and evidence of their potential impacts on poverty and development. A useful volume for any undergraduate or policy maker interested in this important topic. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduate through professional collections. H. Zangeneh Widener University
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Table of Contents
Forewordp. IX
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. XIII
Acknowledgmentsp. XVII
About the Authorsp. XIX
Background and Contextp. 1
Globalization and Povertyp. 21
Tradep. 47
Financep. 79
Aidp. 113
Migrationp. 151
Ideasp. 193
Toward a Policy Agendap. 227
Referencesp. 265
Indexp. 285
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