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  • 14 tables
  • Page extent: 168 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.26 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521893527 | ISBN-10: 0521893526)

The argument the author presents is that globalization is associated with the economic growth necessary to alleviate poverty. Globalization therefore should be encouraged. At the same time, governments must adopt policies that address the needs of those who are victimized by the dislocations caused by the process. The book responds to the opponents by emphasizing globalization's potential to alleviate poverty, but at the same time is critical of those who defend globalization without acknowledging the costs it imposes on innocent victims. In addressing the activist opponents of the process, the author maintains that they should not reject the global integration of world markets because of a concern for justice. Instead activists can advance the interests of the world's poor by mounting political movements to advance international agreements to stabilize the world economy and ensure labor rights.

• Links a concern with justice with economic analysis • Represents a new voice in the on-going globalization debate • Written in accessible language, while still adhering to the logic of economic theory


1. Introduction; 2. Economic globalization and the development of poor nations; 3. The sources of opposition; 4. Alternatives to globalization; 5. The anti-globalization movement and the multitlateral agreement on investment; 6. Regulating international financial markets; 7. The student anti-sweatshop movement; 8. Saving globalization.


'This is a luckily written book for readers in developed countries (especially in the United States) who are trying to make up their minds about various arguments they encounter in the present debate on globalization … The result is a well-argued and succinct book for any reader who would like to get a quick briefing on the subject … The message is, however, delivered in a very effective way.' Journal of Economic Literature

'The writing is clear, and the arguments readily accessible to non-specialists …' Progress in Development Studies

'The book is a well-written, succinct analysis of the prospects and problems of globalization … this is a balanced treatment of the subject that is highly accessible … this is essential reading for those concerned about global justice.' Journal of Peace Research

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