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Has Globalization Gone Too Far? Paperback – March 1, 1997
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I feel that Rodrik discusses solely from the perspectives of industrialized nations' interests. I would have liked him to explore more from the perspectives of under developed/developing nations'.
He even graphs it.
Rodrik locates just where on those economic graphs the causes of social discontent can be predicted to arise through the very economic models that were being used to dismiss the validity of the protesters' concerns at the time. Blending political science and economic theory, his approach is that of an economist speaking to economists in their own language, even though the topic of conversation was all too rare at the time. The result is an argument that is much more difficult to dismiss as "naive" and "misguided" than the incendiary placards and 10-foot puppets of the street theater protesters were.
It is an engaging book, but you will need some understanding of economic theory and a nerdy love of 2-axis graphs and empirical comparative analysis to fully appreciate what it has to offer.
Rodrik's basic argument is that the economic globalization of trade & capital flows may create overall growth; however, it also creates the demand for policies that offset its negative effects, which include a 1) increased vulnerability of workers (working & middle class) in a policy environment of mobile capital and immobile labor; 2) a heightened demand for state social protections as economies open more fully to trade (backed by empirical correlative analysis); 3) the weakened ability of states to create a tax base to support such protections in the face of mobile capital, and 3) policy suggestions to address these issues.
A tremendous book.
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I have to admit that I only read the first 20 pages before giving up.
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In his spellbinding account of the economic realities of globalization, Dani Rodrik gets it right. Whether it is his accounting of the increased elasticity in the job market or his... Read morePublished on July 27, 2003 by Nicholas Campins