A Better Globalization

Legitimacy, Governance, and Reform

Author: Kemal Derviş

Publisher: Ctr for Global Development

ISBN: 9780815717638

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

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"Discusses the two broad dimensions of the globalization debate--economic, including finance, trade, poverty, and health; and political, covering security, the fight against terrorism, and the role of international institutions--and the significance of democratic consent in the twenty-first century"--Provided by publisher.

Diakonie auf dem Prüfstand

Author: Jürgen Gohde

Publisher: W. Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 9783170199736

Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 4573

Diakonie ist Kirche in der Offentlichkeit. Sie befindet sich im Wettbewerb. Sie steht auf dem Prufstand. Ihre Tat redet, ihr Wort arbeitet. Diakonie ist zugleich Teil des sozialen Wandels und der gesellschaftlichen Umbruche, die durch eine zunehmende Europaisierung der Sozialpolitik, die Okonomisierung des Sozialen und die Erosion von Milieubindungen, die auch kirchliche Wohlfahrtsverbande betreffen, charakterisiert sind. Die Frage, ob Diakonie fur diesen Wandel gut aufgestellt ist und wie sie profiliert kirchlich wirksam ist, zieht sich als Leitthema durch die Texte des ehemaligen Prasidenten des Diakonischen Werks der EKD, Pfarrer Dr. h. c. Jurgen Gohde.

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft

Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406613517


Page: 415

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Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.

International Corporate Social Responsibility

The Role of Corporations in the Economic Order of the 21st Century

Author: Ramon Mullerat

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041125906

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 510

View: 1120

"At present, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for some may not be more than an attitude. Can it be more? What degree of commitment can we reasonably expect of corporations in the struggle to eradicate poverty, promote human rights, halt climate change and reverse ongoingenvironmental destruction? It is not a question of power; more than half of the worlds top 100 economies are corporations, not nation-states. Whatever can be done to "fix" the world's problems, corporations are in the best position to do [it]."--Back cover.

Global Economic Integration

Opportunities and Challenges

Author: Alan Greenspan

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 0894991213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 6717

The increasingly integrated global economy presents both opportunities and challenges to national and international policymakers. Global economic integration is widely thought to improve the allocation of resources, promote technological transfer, and enhance living standards. But, at the same time, economic integration has frequently been associated with growing trade imbalances, increased financial market volatility, and less effective domestic macroeconomic policies.To identify domestic and international policies that will help nations around the world achieve the greatest net benefits from global integration, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City sponsored a symposium, titled "Global Economic Integration: Opportunities and Challenges," at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on August 24-26, 2000. The symposium brought together a distinguished group of central bankers, academics, and financial market representatives to discuss these issues.

The Globalization Paradox

Why Global Markets, States, and Democracy Can't Coexist

Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191634247

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 4212

For a century, economists have driven forward the cause of globalization in financial institutions, labour markets, and trade. Yet there have been consistent warning signs that a global economy and free trade might not always be advantageous. Where are the pressure points? What could be done about them? Dani Rodrik examines the back-story from its seventeenth-century origins through the milestones of the gold standard, the Bretton Woods Agreement, and the Washington Consensus, to the present day. Although economic globalization has enabled unprecedented levels of prosperity in advanced countries and has been a boon to hundreds of millions of poor workers in China and elsewhere in Asia, it is a concept that rests on shaky pillars, he contends. Its long-term sustainability is not a given. The heart of Rodrik’s argument is a fundamental 'trilemma': that we cannot simultaneously pursue democracy, national self-determination, and economic globalization. Give too much power to governments, and you have protectionism. Give markets too much freedom, and you have an unstable world economy with little social and political support from those it is supposed to help. Rodrik argues for smart globalization, not maximum globalization.

The Next Great Globalization

How Disadvantaged Nations Can Harness Their Financial Systems to Get Rich

Author: Frederic S. Mishkin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400829445

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5524

Many prominent critics regard the international financial system as the dark side of globalization, threatening disadvantaged nations near and far. But in The Next Great Globalization, eminent economist Frederic Mishkin argues the opposite: that financial globalization today is essential for poor nations to become rich. Mishkin argues that an effectively managed financial globalization promises benefits on the scale of the hugely successful trade and information globalizations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This financial revolution can lift developing nations out of squalor and increase the wealth and stability of emerging and industrialized nations alike. By presenting an unprecedented picture of the potential benefits of financial globalization, and by showing in clear and hard-headed terms how these gains can be realized, Mishkin provides a hopeful vision of the next phase of globalization. Mishkin draws on historical examples to caution that mismanagement of financial globalization, often aided and abetted by rich elites, can wreak havoc in developing countries, but he uses these examples to demonstrate how better policies can help poor nations to open up their economies to the benefits of global investment. According to Mishkin, the international community must provide incentives for developing countries to establish effective property rights, banking regulations, accounting practices, and corporate governance--the institutions necessary to attract and manage global investment. And the West must be a partner in integrating the financial systems of rich and poor countries--to the benefit of both. The Next Great Globalization makes the case that finance will be a driving force in the twenty-first-century economy, and demonstrates how this force can and should be shaped to the benefit of all, especially the disadvantaged nations most in need of growth and prosperity.

Alternatives to Economic Globalization

A Better World is Possible

Author: John Cavanagh,International Forum on Globalization. Alternatives Task Force

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781576752043

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 9746

Written by a premier group of thinkers from around the world, this book is the defining document of the anti globalization movement and the culmination of a three-year project by the International Forum on Globalization.

What Do We Know About Globalization?

Issues of Poverty and Income Distribution

Author: Guillermo de la Dehesa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470765895

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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What Do We Know About Globalization: Issues of Poverty & Income Distribution examines the two fundamental arguments that are often raised against globalization: that it produces inequality and that it increases poverty. A lively and accessible argument about the impact and consequences of globalization from a leading figure in economics - Dehesa is Chairman of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a member of the Group of Thirty Demonstrates the ways in which wealthy nations and developing countries alike have failed to implement changes that would result in a reversal of these social ills Dispels the notion of the so-called 'victim of globalization', demonstrating how, despite popular belief, acceleration of globalization actually stands to reduce the levels of poverty and inequality worldwide Asks whether increased technological, economic, and cultural change can save us from international income inequality, and by extension, further violence, terrorism and war

Alternatives to Economic Globalization

A Better World Is Possible

Author: John Cavanagh,Jerry Mander

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609943147

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Written by a premier group of 21 thinkers from around the world, the second edition of Alternatives to Economic Globalization lays out democratic, ecologically sound, socially just alternatives to corporate globalization more fully, specifically, and thoughtfully than has ever been done before. Focusing on constructive, achievable goals, the authors present ten governing principles for establishing truly sustainable societies and describe alternatives to the World Bank, the IMF, and the WTO that would better serve the needs of the planet. They offer detailed proposals for protecting vital goods and services from corporate exploitation, limiting corporate privileges and power, rebuilding economies to make them more responsive to human needs, and more. This revised and expanded edition features a new opening chapter on the global balance of power, a new section on the media and globalization, and a new final chapter on what ordinary citizens can do to fight the injustices of globalization. It also includes many new charts, sidebars, and other updated information.

Towards a Better Global Economy

Policy Implications for Citizens Worldwide in the 21st Century

Author: Franklin Allen,Jere R. Behrman,Nancy Birdsall,Shahrokh Fardoust,Dani Rodrik,Andrew Steer,Arvind Subramanian

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191035130

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 2967

Substantial progress in the fight against extreme poverty was made in the last two decades. But the slowdown in global economic growth and significant increases in income inequality in many developed and developing countries raise serious concerns about the continuation of this trend into the 21st century. The time has come to seriously think about how improvements in official global governance, coupled with and reinforced by rising activism of 'global citizens' can lead to welfare-enhancing and more equitable results for global citizens through better national and international policies. This book examines the factors that are most likely to facilitate the process of beneficial economic growth in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. It examines past, present, and future economic growth; demographic changes; the hyperglobalization of trade; the effect of finance on growth; climate change and resource depletion; and the sense of global citizenship and the need for global governance in order to draw longer-term implications, identify policy options for improving the lives of average citizens around the world, and make the case for the need to confront new challenges with truly global policy responses. The book documents how demographic changes, convergence, and competition are likely to bring about massive shifts in the sectoral and geographical composition of global output and employment, as the center of gravity of the global economy moves toward Asia and emerging economies elsewhere. It shows that the legacies of the 2008-09 crisis-high unemployment levels, massive excess capacities, and high debt levels-are likely to reduce the standard of living of millions of people in many countries over a long period of adjustment and that fluctuations in international trade, financial markets, and commodity prices, as well as the tendency of institutions at both the national and international level to favor the interests of the better-off and more powerful pose substantial risks for citizens of all countries. The chapters and their policy implications are intended to stimulate public interest and facilitate the exchange of ideas and policy dialogue.

Summary Proceedings of the Fifty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, September 29, 2002 (EPub)

Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1455280054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

View: 9201

The speeches made by officials attending the IMF–World Bank Annual Meetings are published in this volume, along with the press communiqués issued by the International Monetary and Financial Committee and the Development Committee at the conclusion of the meetings.

Die Schatten der Globalisierung

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442152841

Category: Foreign trade regulation

Page: 348

View: 3304

Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträger Joseph Stiglitz zeigt den Prozess weltweiter ökonomischer Vernetzung, der Konzentration von Konzernen, der Geldströme, aber auch die Zerstörung und Verelendung vieler Volkswirschaften. Ein bahnbrechendes Buch über einen der meist gebrauchten Begriffe unserer Zeit und seine Wirklichkeit : die Globalisierung.

The Politics of Globalization

Gaining Perspective, Assessing Consequences

Author: Mark R. Brawley

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442600209

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 3748

"Brawley provides us with a remarkably balanced, systematic, and nevertheless accessible survey of the facts and debates pertaining to the issue of globalization." - Daniel Verdier, Ohio State University

Imf Survey No. 19 2003

Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1455254789

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 740

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen to podcasts given by top IMF economists on important issues in the global economy. www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/survey/so/home.aspx

Measuring Globalization

Better Trade Statistics for Better Policy

Author: Susan N. Houseman,Michael mandel

Publisher: W.E. Upjohn Institute

ISBN: 0880994886

Category: Political Science

Page: 694

View: 9937

Understanding the impacts of globalization requires good data, and national statistical systems were not designed to measure many of the transactions occurring in today’s global economy. The chapters in this two-volume set identify biases and gaps in national statistics, examine the magnitude of the problems they pose, and propose solutions to address significant biases and fill key data gaps.

The Globalization Reader

Author: Frank J. Lechner,John Boli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118737024

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

View: 5913

Completely revised and updated, the fifth edition of thiswell-regarded textbook charts key topics and recent research inglobalization along with the latest complexities and controversiesin the field. Includes a new section on globalization and identity and newreadings on global inequality, mental illness, structural violence,microfinance, blood diamonds, world citizenship, the global justicemovement, and sumo wrestling Contains essential, thought-provoking readings by prominentscholars, activists, and organizations on the many dimensions ofglobalization, from political and economic issues to cultural andexperiential ones Examines foundational topics, such as the experience ofglobalization, economic and political globalization, the role ofmedia and religion in cultural globalization, women’s rights,environmentalism, global civil society, and the alternativeglobalization movement Retains the helpful student features from prior editions,including an accessible format, concise introductions to majortopics, stimulating examples, and discussion questions for eachselection and section

Globalization from the Bottom Up

A Blueprint for Modern Capitalism

Author: A. Coskun Samli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387770987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 147

View: 9602

Takes a proactive approach to addressing big issues of world poverty, economic development, and the impact of globalization — with recommendations for business leaders, policymakers, and concerned citizens around the world Samli offers an alternative model, a philosophy and practice of "social capitalism" that is grounded in a bottom-up approach to wealth creation, while acknowledging that power will continue to be concentrated at the top level of the pyramid


Unraveling the Myths of Globalization

Author: Michael Veseth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742536586

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

View: 3102

Globaloney separates rhetoric from reality by taking close-ups of the classic globalization images and comparing them with unexpected alternative visions.