Getting Globalization Right

Getting Globalization Right : The Dilemmas of Inequality

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Getting Globalization Right explores political and economic changes in seven new democracies that have in common both a movement toward greater integration with the world economy and the challenges posed by persistent or even increasing domestic economic inequalities. The authors argue that, without effective national policies to dampen the effects of globalization, the short-term impact of opening the economy has a negative effect on levels of poverty and inequality. In a more positive vein, however, and without minimizing the difficulties involved, they identify the types of social policies that can blunt or counter these negative effects. They also suggest that international governance will have a growing influence on how globalization affects individual nations. The up-to-date, empirically rich case studies in the book cover the experiences of Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, and Turkey.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 265 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 362.88g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • illustrated Edition
  • 1588263223
  • 9781588263223

Table of contents

Introduction: Getting Globalization Right - J. S. Tulchin and G. Bland. South Africa: Globalization and the Politics of Redistribution - S. Friedman. Turkey: Globalization, Democratic Governance, and Inequality - E. Fuat Keyman. South Korea: Globalization, Neoliberal Labor Reform, and the Trilemma of the Welfare State - C. Moon and J. Yang. The Philippines: Poor and Unequal but Free - A.A. Laquian. Brazil: Globalization, Poverty, and Social Inequality - S. Schwartzman. Mexico: Globalization and Democracy - I. Bizberg. Globalization's Impact on Democracy and Inequality: The Lessons of the Spanish Experience - J. Oliver-Alonso and J. M. Valles. Inequalities and the Globalization Debate - J. S. Tulchin and G. Bland
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