Globalization and Poverty (Globalization of the World Economy), 3 Volume Set

Globalization and Poverty (Globalization of the World Economy), 3 Volume Set

ISBN: 9781845427696
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
Publication Date: 2008-04-08
Number of pages: 1664
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Globalization provokes both excitement and fear. This comprehensive collection, which brings together some of the most important published work on the subject, addresses a core issue of contention: the implications of globalization for poverty and inequality. While the debate is highly politicized, this insightful set of papers focuses on the contributions made by academic economists. Globalization may be regarded by some as the realization of new opportunities through the removal of barriers to the flows of goods, services, factors and knowledge. However, it may also have adverse consequences: notably for farmers and unskilled workers in rich countries and for workers in protected industries in poor countries. In addition, this important collection investigates the implications of globalization for the power of international corporations and for the sovereignty of poor countries. It also explores topics such as the history of globalization, migration, capital movements and international institutions.

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