Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy

By Walden Bello
Publisher: Zed Books; Revised Edition (June 30, 2005)

How to manage the global economy – and, more fundamentally, whether humanity wishes it to go in an ever more market-oriented, transnational corporation-dominated, and capital-footloose direction – is the most important international question of our time. In this short and trenchant history of those bodies — the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and Group of Seven — which have promoted this economic globalization, Walden Bello:

      • Points to their manifest failings
      • Examines the major new ideas put forward for reforming the management of the world economy
      • Argues for a much more fundamental shift towards a decentralized, pluralistic system of global economic governance allowing countries to follow development strategies sensitive to their own values and particular mix of constraints and opportunities.

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