Questioning Globalization

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Zed Books, Oct 21, 2005 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
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This book makes a critical analysis of several contemporary debates surrounding globalization. With the help of case studies, statistical data and cogent analysis, it debunks several myths associated with globalization processes. Written for a non-technical audience readership, the author fundamentally questions the viewpoints held by the "hyper-globalists." Singh not only contributes to deepening the current debates on globalization but provides an indispensable tool of analysis for concerned citizens, students, social and political activists, labor unions, NGOs, and policy makers alike.

 

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Contents

Acronyms
9
Does Financial Globalization Stimulate
21
List of Boxes
23
The Consolidation of Global Banking Industry
37
The Market Driven Global Banking
43
Concluding Remarks
51
Does Globalization Promote Democracy
98
It is the Quality of Democracy Stupid
112
Globalization and Onslaught on Democratic Rights
126
IFIs and Governance Conditionalities
139
List of Tables
141
Politics Matters
152
Does Globalization Spell the End of NationState?
163
Bibliography
182
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About the author (2005)

Kavaljit Singh is director of the Public Interest Research Centre, Delhi, a policy research institute working on finance, investment and developmental issues. He is the author of The Globalization of Finance: A Citizen's Guide (Zed Books 1998) and Taming Global Financial Flows: Challenges and Alternatives in an Era of Financial Globalization (Zed Books 2000). He is also the founder of Madhyam Books, an independent publishing house, publishing books on contemporary issues.

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