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.
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  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 23.88mm | 349.27g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745314260
  • 9780745314266

About Caroline Thomas

Boris Kagarlitsky is a senior research fellow in the Institute for Comparative Political Studies, the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was a political prisoner under Brezhnev and latterly has been an adviser to the Chair of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia. He is the author of New Realism, New Barbarism (1999), The Twilight of Globalisation (2000), The Return of Radicalism (2000) and Russia under Yeltsin and Putin (2002), all published by Pluto Press.
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Table of contents




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


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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 Practice
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