Global Governance, Development and Human Security

Global Governance, Development and Human Security : The Challenge of Poverty and Inequality

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This book argues that the global development and security agendas are merging. No longer is the language of security confined within the straitjacket of the state and associated national security concerns. The spotlight is shifting to the legitimate security concerns of human beings. The book examines how development is promoted by global governance institutions and how this has impacted on human security in the 1990s. Caroline Thomas focuses on the effects of trade, finance, and investment liberalisation on deepening inequality. She explores different approaches for addressing the deepening inequality which threatens the economy at all levels, from the household, to the community, to the global. The book investigates reformist and transformist visions of the future and the contrasting policies tabled for their achievements. Thomas argues that ultimately human security requires a different developmental strategy.show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 134.62 x 210.82 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074531421X
  • 9780745314211

About Caroline Thomas

Caroline Thomas is Professor of Global Politics at the University of Southampton. Her publications include Trade and New Social Issues, edited with Annie Taylor (Routledge, 1998); Globalization and the South, edited with Peter Wilkin (Macmillan, 1997) and The Environment in International Relations, (RIIA, 1992).show more

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'Succeeds superbly in explaining and evaluating from a political economy perspective the theoretical and practical underpinnings of human security in light of global economic transformation' -- Development in Practiceshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Preface Acronyms Part One: The Context 1. Setting the Scene 2. Mapping Inequality 3. Ideas About Development Part Two: Global Development Practice in the 1980s and 1990s 4. The Reform of National Economies 5. Liberalisation of Trade, Finance and Investment Part Three: Development Pathways for Human Security in the Twenty-first century 6. The Reformist Pathway For the Twenty-first century 7. An Alternative Pathway For the Twenty-first century References Indexshow more

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