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Why Globalization Works

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The debate on globalization has reached a level of intensity that inhibits comprehension and obscures the issues. In this book a highly distinguished international economist scrupulously explains how globalization works as a concept and how it operates in reality. Martin Wolf confronts the charges against globalization, delivers a devastating critique of each, and offers a realistic scenario for economic internationalism in the future.

Wolf begins by outlining the history of the global economy in the twentieth century and explaining the mechanics of world trade. He dissects the agenda of globalization’s critics, and rebuts the arguments that it undermines sovereignty, weakens democracy, intensifies inequality, privileges the multinational corporation, and devastates the environment. The author persuasively defends the principles of international economic integration, arguing that the biggest obstacle to global economic progress has been the failure not of the market but of politics and government, in rich countries as well as poor. He examines the threat that terrorism poses and maps the way to a global market economy that can work for everyone.

Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times in London. Formerly senior economist at the World Bank’s division for international trade, he has worked in Kenya, Zambia, and India. He has been visiting professor at Oxford, Nottingham, and Rotterdam Universities and fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Book News Annotation:

Wolf (associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times of London) provides a defense of capitalist globalization or "a liberal international economic order" to a general audience. He first offers an argument for a liberal market economy, utilizing fairly standard references to the "mutually reinforcing and interdependent relationship between the market and the democratic state," and sketches a positive portrait of the history of globalization. While conceding the accuracy of some (very few) criticisms of market globalization, he devotes much of the work to rebutting critics arguments about globalization being a cause of global impoverishment, corporate domination, threats to the sovereignty of the democratic state, and the race to the bottom in environmental and social regulation.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A highly distinguished international economist scrupulously explains how globalization works as a concept and how it operates in reality. Wolf confronts the charges against globalization, delivers a devastating critique of each, and offers a realistic scenario for economic internationalism in the future.

Synopsis:

A powerful case for the global market economy

Synopsis:

A distinguished international economist here offers a powerful defense of the global market economy. Martin Wolf explains how globalization works, critiques the charges against it, argues that the biggest obstacle to global economic progress has been the failure not of the market but of governments, and offers a realistic scenario for economic internationalism in the post-9/11 age. For this paperback edition, Wolf provides a new introduction to update the debate.

“Splendid. . . . The definitive treatment of the subject, and an absorbing read.”—Economist

“Accessible and clearly argued. . . . A wealth of material on every page.”—Bruce Bartlett, Wall Street Journal

"[Written by] one of the worlds most respected economic journalists, . . .this elegant and passionate defense of trade liberalization is essential reading."—Arvind Panagariya, Foreign Affairs

"A powerful book."—Sebastian Mallaby, Washington Post

“No one has summarised more coherently the recent, voluminous research. . . . Elegantly and persuasively, Wolf marshals the facts.”—Niall Ferguson, Sunday Telegraph

“A necessary and compelling read for all who want to understand the logic of unfolding events.”—Robert Skidelsky, New Statesman

Synopsis:

The debate on globalization has reached a level of intensity that inhibits comprehension and obscures the issues. In this book a highly distinguished international economist scrupulously explains how globalization works as a concept and how it operates in reality. Martin Wolf confronts the charges against globalization, delivers a devastating critique of each, and offers a realistic scenario for economic internationalism in the future.

Wolf begins by outlining the history of the global economy in the twentieth century and explaining the mechanics of world trade. He dissects the agenda of globalization’s critics, and rebuts the arguments that it undermines sovereignty, weakens democracy, intensifies inequality, privileges the multinational corporation, and devastates the environment. The author persuasively defends the principles of international economic integration, arguing that the biggest obstacle to global economic progress has been the failure not of the market but of politics and government, in rich countries as well as poor. He examines the threat that terrorism poses and maps the way to a global market economy that can work for everyone.

Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times in London. Formerly senior economist at the World Bank’s division for international trade, he has worked in Kenya, Zambia, and India. He has been visiting professor at Oxford, Nottingham, and Rotterdam Universities and fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

About the Author

Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times in London. Formerly senior economist at the World Banks division for international trade, he has worked in Kenya, Zambia, and India. He has been visiting professor at Oxford, Nottingham, and Rotterdam Universities and fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300102529
Other:
Wolf, Martin
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Wolf, Martin
Location:
New Haven
Subject:
General
Subject:
Economics - International
Subject:
International economic relations
Subject:
Economic aspects
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
International - Economics
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
Globalization - Economic aspects
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 160
Publication Date:
20050610
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.7 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A highly distinguished international economist scrupulously explains how globalization works as a concept and how it operates in reality. Wolf confronts the charges against globalization, delivers a devastating critique of each, and offers a realistic scenario for economic internationalism in the future.
"Synopsis" by ,
A powerful case for the global market economy
"Synopsis" by , A distinguished international economist here offers a powerful defense of the global market economy. Martin Wolf explains how globalization works, critiques the charges against it, argues that the biggest obstacle to global economic progress has been the failure not of the market but of governments, and offers a realistic scenario for economic internationalism in the post-9/11 age. For this paperback edition, Wolf provides a new introduction to update the debate.

“Splendid. . . . The definitive treatment of the subject, and an absorbing read.”—Economist

“Accessible and clearly argued. . . . A wealth of material on every page.”—Bruce Bartlett, Wall Street Journal

"[Written by] one of the worlds most respected economic journalists, . . .this elegant and passionate defense of trade liberalization is essential reading."—Arvind Panagariya, Foreign Affairs

"A powerful book."—Sebastian Mallaby, Washington Post

“No one has summarised more coherently the recent, voluminous research. . . . Elegantly and persuasively, Wolf marshals the facts.”—Niall Ferguson, Sunday Telegraph

“A necessary and compelling read for all who want to understand the logic of unfolding events.”—Robert Skidelsky, New Statesman

"Synopsis" by ,
The debate on globalization has reached a level of intensity that inhibits comprehension and obscures the issues. In this book a highly distinguished international economist scrupulously explains how globalization works as a concept and how it operates in reality. Martin Wolf confronts the charges against globalization, delivers a devastating critique of each, and offers a realistic scenario for economic internationalism in the future.

Wolf begins by outlining the history of the global economy in the twentieth century and explaining the mechanics of world trade. He dissects the agenda of globalization’s critics, and rebuts the arguments that it undermines sovereignty, weakens democracy, intensifies inequality, privileges the multinational corporation, and devastates the environment. The author persuasively defends the principles of international economic integration, arguing that the biggest obstacle to global economic progress has been the failure not of the market but of politics and government, in rich countries as well as poor. He examines the threat that terrorism poses and maps the way to a global market economy that can work for everyone.

Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times in London. Formerly senior economist at the World Bank’s division for international trade, he has worked in Kenya, Zambia, and India. He has been visiting professor at Oxford, Nottingham, and Rotterdam Universities and fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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