Globalization And It's Discontents

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Penguin Group, 2003 - Foreign trade regulation - 304 pages
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Globalisation Today Is Not Working&For Many Of The World S Poor&For Much Of The Environment& For The Stability Of The Global Economy.

From A Leader Of The Anti-Globalisation Movement, A Statement Like This Would Not Be Remarkable. But Coming From Joseph Stiglitz Former Chief Economist At The World Bank It Is Startling And Challenging.

Stiglitz S Extraordinary Authority And Experience Make This A Compelling Book. He Argues That The West Has Seriously Mismanaged The Process Of Privatisation, Liberalisation And Stabilization, And That By Following Its Advice Many Third World Countries And Former Communist States Are Actually Worse Off Now Than They Were Before. But He Does Not Take A Simplistic Pro- Or Anti-Globalisation Stance. Instead He Confronts Us With The Often Difficult Realities Of The World.

Stiglitz Also Offers Real, Though Tough, Solutions. In So Doing He Addresses Some Of The Most Pressing Concerns Of Our Age.

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User Review  - Acia - LibraryThing

This book is necessary and important for its critical insight of powerful institutions, governments and players. Having lived in Latin America for many years, I've experienced first hand the consequences of disastrous policies. Read full review

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User Review  - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing

I have long wanted to understand how the World Bank and the IMF work. This book gives an excellent description from an ex-Chief Economist at the World Bank. Joseph Stiglitz cannot be dismissed as some ... Read full review

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