Rethinking Globalization: Critical Issues and Policy Choices (Global Issues Series)

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Martin Khor's practical proposals offer action agendas to Third World governments as they are faced with globalization. Khor explains the economic globalization process, showing how it is failing to either increase economic growth or decrease poverty. A critique of Western governments for their domination of the international policy process ensues, where Khor exposes the flaws in the "one size fits all" policy prescriptions of the World Bank, IMF, and WTO. Arguing that Third World countries need room to maneuver, this book proposes innovative and realistic policies.

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Martin Khor is an economist and Director of the Third World Network in Penang, Malaysia.

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'A concise, down-to-earth account of various pitfalls in the globalization process. It is essential reading for policy makers and negotiators, especially of developing countries.' Yilmaz Akyuz, chief economist at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 'A valuable contribution to the debate on globalization. It examines the implications of globalization for development from the perspective of the South. The simple exposition also makes it accessible to students, policy makers and concerned citizens.' Deepak Nayyar, University of Delhi

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