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In Defense of Globalization By Jagdish N. Bhagwati

In Defense of Globalization
by Jagdish N. Bhagwati

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Challenges the claims of those who argue that globalization is responsible for much of the poverty, inequality, and other social ills that persists throughout the world. This title also argues that anti-globalizer have overlooked or failed to see the many beneficial effects, which have resulted from globalization.
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In Defense of Globalization by Jagdish N. Bhagwati

The riot-torn meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle in 1999 was only the most dramatic sign of the intensely passionate debate now raging over globalization, which critics blame for everything from child labor to environmental degradation, cultural homogenization, and a host of other ills afflicting poorer nations. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist known equally for the clarity of his arguments and the sharpness of his pen, takes on the critics, revealing that globalization, when properly governed, is in fact the most powerful force for social good in the world today. Drawing on his unparalleled knowledge of international and development economics, Bhagwati explains why the "gotcha" examples of the critics are often not as they seem, and that in fact globalization often alleviates many of the problems for which it has been blamed. For example, the author describes how globalization helps the cause of women around the world, how poverty in the poor countries and child labor are reduced by globalization, and how the mixing of world cultures can lead to new artistic and cultural highs, rather than creating a homogeneous "McWorld". With the wit and wisdom for which he is renowned, Bhagwati convincingly shows that globalization is part of the solution, not part of the problem. Anyone who wants to understand what's at stake in the globalization wars must read In Defense of Globalization.

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About Jagdish N. Bhagwati



Jagdish Bhagwati is University Professor at Columbia University and Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. He writes frequently for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Financial Times and is the author of Free Trade Today, The Wind of the Hundred Days: How Washington Mismanaged Globalization, and A Stream of Windows: Unsettling Reflections on Trade, Immigration, and Democracy. He lives in New York City.

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GOR001417650
In Defense of Globalization by Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press Inc
2005-10-27
320
0195300033
9780195300031
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