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1st Edition

Solving the Riddle of Globalization and Development

ISBN 9780415770323
Published November 28, 2006 by Routledge
322 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In the past two decades many developing countries have embraced the challenge of globalization by rushing to dismantle trade barriers and to promote increasingly liberal market-oriented policies. However, a broader response to globalization is both necessary and possible if countries are to develop as quickly and as fully as possible.

Exploring this complex interrelationship between globalization, liberalization, and human and social development, this innovative book undertakes a full analysis of development policy, strategy and practice in a variety of countries, with equal weight provided to Asia, Latin America and Africa. An internationally renowned team of contributors examines the complex network of connections and the implications for international development policy, strategy and practice.

Advocating the inclusion of sustainable human development as a key element in countries' responses to globalization, key points highlighted include the need to nurture an enabling environment, and to promote education and R&D. These elements, coupled with sound macroeconomic management, are all required in equipping a country to integrate more effectively into the world economy.

This innovative new approach to globalization and development set out in this volume will be essential reading for academics and practitioners alike.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  Part 1: The Analytical Framework  2. Analytical Perspectives on Global Integration in Pursuit of Sustainable Human Development  3. Trade, Investment, and Human and Social Development  4. Foreign Direct Investment, Growth and Human and Social Development  5. Out of Poverty: On the Effect of Health Improvements on Halving Global Poverty by 2015  Part 2: National and Regional Perspectives.  Latin America and the Caribbean  6. Globalization, Liberalization and Human and Social Development in Central America  7. Closing the Loop: Latin America, Globalization and Human Development.  Africa  8. Continental Drift: Globalization, Liberalization and Human Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Asia  9. Economic Growth, Liberalization and Human Development in Asia: Learning from the Miracle Workers  10. Gendered Labour Markets and Globalization in Asia.  Country Studies  11. The Three Spheres: Experiences from Latin America, Africa and Asia

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Manuel Agosín is Professor at the University of Chile and David Bloom is Professor at Harvard University. George Chapelier is at the United Nations Development Programme and Jagdish Saigal is at UNCTAD