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In defense of globalization Jagdish Bhagwati [Book].
By: Bhagwati, Jagdish.Material type: BookSeries: Oxford India paperbacks. Publisher: New Delhi Oxford University Press 2004Description: xi, 330 p. 24 cm.ISBN: 9780195695021 (pbk.).Subject(s): Globalization -- Economic aspects | Globalization -- Social aspects | Anti-globalization movementDDC classification: 337 BHA Online resources: Table of contents
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"A Council on Foreign Relations Book."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-330) index.
1. Anti-Globalization: Why?
2. Globalization: Socially, Not Just Economically, Benign
3. Globalization Is Good but Not Good Enough
4. Non-Government Organizations
5. Poverty: Enhanced or Dimished?
6. Child Labor: Increased or Reduced?
7. Women: Harmed or Helped?
8. Democracy at Bay?
9. Culture Imperiled or Enriched?
10. Wages and Labor Standards at Stake?
11. Environment in Peril?
12. Corporations: Predatory or Beneficial?
13. The Perils of Gung-ho International Financial Capitalism
14. International Flows of Humanity
15. Appropriate Governance: An Overview
16. Coping with Downsides
17. Accelerating the Achievement of Social Agendas
18. Managing Transitions: Optimal, Not Maximal, Speed
19. And So, Let Us Begin Anew.
"When all is said, however, we lack a clear, coherent and comprehensive sense of how globalization works, and how it might be made to work better. Enter Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, known equally for the clarity of his arguments and the sharpness of his pen. In this book, Bhagwati takes on globalization's critics, using sound economic principles and vivid examples rather than inflamed rhetoric, to show that globalization is in fact the most powerful force for social good in the world today.".
"Bhagwati carefully explains the fallacies that underlie many of the critics' arguments, suggesting that there is a good reason why most globalization protesters come from rich rather than poor countries. Exploring globalization's "human face" in great detail, Bhagwati demonstrates its beneficial effects on a panoply of social issues including poverty, child labor, women's rights, democracy, wage and labor standards, and the environment. He concludes that by focusing so much on globalization's purported evils, we are missing the opportunity to focus on accelerating its achievements while coping with its downsides."--BOOK JACKET.