Making Globalization Work

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W. W. Norton & Company, Sep 17, 2007 - Political Science - 400 pages

"A damning denunciation of things as they are, and a platform for how we can do better."—Andrew Leonard, Salon

Building on the international bestseller Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz offers here an agenda of inventive solutions to our most pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges, with each proposal guided by the fundamental insight that economic globalization continues to outpace both the political structures and the moral sensitivity required to ensure a just and sustainable world. As economic interdependence continues to gather the peoples of the world into a single community, it brings with it the need to think and act globally. This trenchant, intellectually powerful, and inspiring book is an invaluable step in that process.
 

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User Review  - justindtapp - LibraryThing

Nobel winner Stiglitz's first book , Globalization and Its Discontents made a huge impact on me when I worked overseas, it definitely motivated the direction I took with my studies. I'll always ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Thorough and incisive look at the effects of modern globalization, including sections on debt, multinational corporations, intellectual property, free trade, and the environment. Offers an interesting ... Read full review

Contents

Another World Is Possible
3
The Promise of Development
25
Making Trade Fair
61
Patents Profits and People
103
Lifting the Resource Curse
133
Saving the Planet
161
The Multinational Corporation
187
The Burden of Debt
211
Reforming the Global Reserve System
245
Democratizing Globalization
269
Afterword to the Paperback Edition
293
Notes
309
Index
355
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Joseph E. Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize–winning economist and the best-selling author of Globalization and its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Age of Trump, The Price of Inequality, and Freefall. He was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Clinton, chief economist of the World Bank, named by Time as one of the 100 most influential individuals in the world, and now teaches at Columbia University and is chief economist of the Roosevelt Institute.

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