Globalization and Its Discontents

Globalization and Its Discontents

Book - 2002
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Examines the effects of global economic policies on developing nations, discussing agencies and concepts including the International Monetary Fund, the East Asia crisis, trade laws, fair markets, and privatization.

Norton Pub
When it was first published, this national bestseller quickly became a touchstone in the globalization debate. Renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz had a ringside seat for most of the major economic events of the last decade, including stints as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist at the World Bank. Particularly concerned with the plight of the developing nations, he became increasingly disillusioned as he saw the International Monetary Fund and other major institutions put the interests of Wall Street and the financial community ahead of the poorer nations. Those seeking to understand why globalization has engendered the hostility of protesters in Seattle and Genoa will find the reasons here. While this book includes no simple formula on how to make globalization work, Stiglitz provides a reform agenda that will provoke debate for years to come. Rarely do we get such an insider's analysis of the major institutions of globalization as in this penetrating book. With a new foreword for this paperback edition. Those seeking to understand why globalization has engendered the hostility of protesters in Seattle and Genoa will find the reasons here. While this book includes no simple formula on how to make globalization work, Stiglitz provides a reform agenda that will provoke debate for years to come. Rarely do we get such an insider's analysis of the major institutions of globalization as in this penetrating book. With a new foreword for this paperback edition.
This powerful, unsettling book gives us a rare glimpse behind the closed doors of global financial institutions by the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Baker
& Taylor

A former chairman of Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and World Bank chief economist recounts his experiences with the International Monetary Fund, which he charges put the interests of the United States above those of poorer nations. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393051247
0393051242
Branch Call Number: 337 STI
Characteristics: xxii, 282 p. ; 25 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

NinaET Jan 30, 2013

Nobel prize winner, Joseph Stiglitz, looks at how the IMF and the World Bank, blinded by ideology, have often caused economic hardship in the countries they were supposed to help. Stiglitz presents anecdotal evidence of the causes of the problems created in developing countries in Africa, Asia and in post-Communist Russia.

net

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at DPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top