Erudite and topical, this well balanced treatment, with essays from world renowned contributors including the former President of Ireland – Mary Robinson, Jagdish Bhagwati and Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, considers the forces that propel globalization and those that resist it. Local and regional experiences from Bangladesh, China, India, Latin America and the Middle East are analyzed along with some of globalization’s most potent risks.
Giving voice to sophisticated and illustrative reasoning, The Future of Globalization offers useful insights into the extraordinary human achievement brought about by increasing international economic integration, interdependence and interconnectedness, and shows how this has been a powerful force for the progress of humankind. The contributors take stock of the debate on globalization and explore ways to make globalization more beneficial for individuals, communities and countries, as well as ways to reduce its insufficiencies and mitigate the risks it faces.
This book will benefit all students of economics, political science and international relations, among others, and is useful to courses that focus on globalization and its impacts.
1. Overview 2. The Future of Globalization: Lessons from Cancún and Recent Financial Crises 3. The Future of the Global Trading System: Doha Round, Cancún Ministerial and Beyond 4. The Future of Migration: Irresistible Forces Meet Immovable Ideas 5. The Future of Global Financial Markets 6. Explorations in Light of Financial Turbulence from Asia to Argentina 7. Globalization and Exchange Rate Policy 8. Fooling Ourselves: Evaluating the Globalization and Growth Debate 9. Investment Climate and International Integration in Asian Developing Economies 10. Liberalization and Industrial Performance: Evidence from India and the UK 11. Globalization and the Future of Human Rights 12. Openness and Poverty Reduction in the Short and Long Run 13. Globalization and the Environment 14. Does Globalization Advance Gender Equality? 15. Africa and Globalization 16. The Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization 17. Bangladesh: Development Outcomes and Challenges in the Context of Globalization 18. Combining Policies to Benefit from Globalization: the Case of China 19. Building Partnerships for an Inclusive Globalization 20. Missing Ingredients of Globalization 21. Globalization with a Human Face