Synopses & Reviews
In this eloquent challenge to the reigning wisdom on globalization, Dani Rodrik reminds us of the importance of the nation-state, arguing forcefully that when the social arrangements of democracies inevitably clash with the international demands of globalization, national priorities should take precedence. Combining history with insight, humor with good-natured critique, Rodrik's case for a customizable globalization supported by a light frame of international rules shows the way to a balanced prosperity as we confront today's global challenges in trade, finance, and labor markets.
"Takes on the biggest issue of our time--globalization--and eloquently enlarges the debate about the extent and limits of global cooperation." Gordon Brown
"Dani Rodrik may be globalization's most prominent--and most thoughtful--gadfly." Alan S. Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors
"Cogent, well-written . . . critiques unalloyed globalization enthusiasts, taking aim at their desire to fully liberalize foreign trade ad capital movements." --
About the Author
Dani Rodrik, a prize-winning economist, is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and is the author of The Globalization Paradox.