In Defense of GlobalizationBook - 2007
In the passionate debate that currently rages over globalisation, critics have blamed it for a host of ills afflicting poorer nations; everything from child labour to environmental degradation and cultural homogenisation. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, takes on the critics, revealing that globalisation, 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 globalisation 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 globalisation are just as unfounded as were the concerns about its social effects.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007
Branch Call Number: 303.482 B575
Characteristics: xiii, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm