Overview for Questioning Globalization
Globalization has become the clich? of our times. The neo-liberal virus has struck almost everybody including within the ranks of the left. The proponents of neo-liberal globalisation claim that it produces â€œaccelerated, efficientâ€ development along with a deepening of democracy and human rights. However, reality shows the opposite and any rigorous examination of such arguments reveals their shallowness and inconsistency. This book underscores the point that current economic disasters are not the â€œpriceâ€ we have to pay for a transition towards the promised paradise, but on the contrary are bound to get worse as long as neo-liberal economic policies are pursued. With the help of case studies, statistical data and cogent analysis, the book debunks several myths associated with globalization processes.
Kavaljit Singh (Author)
Kavaljit Singh is Founder-Director of Public Interest Research Centre based in New Delhi. He regularly contributes articles on finance, trade and developmental issues in magazines, journal and newspapers published from India and abroad. He is the author of two highly acclaimed books, Taming Global Financial Flows: Challenges and Alternatives in the Era of Financial Globalization (Zed Books, 2000) and the Globalization of Finance: A Citizenâ€™s Guide Zed Books, 1998). Apart from several English language editions, both of his books have been translated and published in various languages. He is Editor, Asia-Europe Dialogue Project.