By Richard Sandbrook
Is it attainable to harness the advantages of financial globalization with out sacrificing social fairness, ecological sustainability, and democratic governance? the 1st variation of Civilizing Globalization (2003) explored this query at a time of frequent well known discontent. This totally revised and improved version comes at an both the most important juncture. The interval of relative balance and prosperity on the planet economic system that the discharge of the 1st version ended suddenly in 2008 with a world monetary quandary that illustrated in dramatic model the iconic issues of our international order. but regardless of the gravity of the demanding situations, concrete tasks for switch stay insubstantial. Richard Sandbrook and Ali Burak Guven collect foreign students and veteran activists to debate in transparent, nontechnical language the cutting edge political ideas, participatory institutional frameworks, and possible regulatory designs able to taming international markets so they imagine the function of invaluable servants instead of tyrannical masters.
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Certainly, the opportunity to export wood or other products has contributed greatly to deforestation in some countries. But it is not clear that the shift from fairly high to higher trade flows under globalization accounts for this difference. Eighth, one of the more apparent costs of globalization, emphasized in the recent antiglobalization protests, is the feeling that governance of the global system is beyond the direct or indirect control of ordinary people; increasingly, it lies in the hands of powerful corporate and, especially, financial interests (Pauly 1997).
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Esping-Andersen (1990, 1999) argued insightfully that there were groups of welfare states with quite different configurations of welfare provision, not simply different levels of welfare state expenditure. A country might, for example, spend funds either on job training to prevent unemployment or on unemployment insurance simply to support the unemployed— with different consequences. Welfare state regimes can be roughly aligned according to the degree to which they decommodify citizens’ relationships to the market.