This text presents a devastating critique of the currently fashionable idea of globalisation. Using comprehensive and non-technical language this book looks at the world's cultural and value diversity, and questions whether it is possible to impose a global policy, given these differences. Topics covered include:
* theories of distribution and welfare
* what leads to a good economic outcome?
* Egalitarian theories of welfarism
* global neoliberalism and the free market culture.
George De Martino's fine book provides and applies normative and other methodological tools to discuss policy options concerning economic globalization This book deserves a wide audience. - Des Gasper, Institute of Social Studies, 2002
'George De Martino has written an interesting book ... illuminating.' - Economic Geography Research Group