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Title:
Taming globalization : frontiers of governance
Author:
Held, David.
ISBN:
9780745630779
Publication Information:
Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, c2003.
Physical Description:
xi, 196 p.
Contents:
The disturbing rise in poverty and inequality: is it all a 'big lie'? / Robert Hunter Wade -- Globalization and development / Joseph Stiglitz -- Globalizing justice / Robert E. Goodin -- Taking embedded liberalism global: the corporate connection / John Gerard Ruggie -- Global governance and democratic accountability / Robert O. Keohane -- From executive to cosmopolitan multilateralism / David held.
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Summary

In this volume some of the world?s leading analysts ofglobalization discuss the economic, political and ethicalimplications of global economic integration. They assess thebenefits and the costs of globalization and suggest strategies forreconciling it with the interests and aspirations of the people inall regions of the world.


The contributors understand globalization not as a uniformprocess that should be praised or condemned in its entirety, but asa complex phenomenon that can and must be shaped and steeredtowards socially desirable goals. They reject the idea that theresults of market processes are inexorable or invariablybeneficial. On the contrary, they call for a robust globalgovernance that is attentive to normative commitments - the commongood, social justice, and democratic accountability - and does notreflect the overwhelming power of a handful of governments andcorporate interests.


Taming Globalization offers a fresh look at amuch-debated topic, and sets out new ideas for curtailing andovercoming the negative aspects of global economic change.Contributors include Robert E. Goodin, David Held, Robert O.Keohane, John Gerard Ruggie, Joseph E. Stiglitz, and Robert HunterWade


Table of Contents

Introduction: Globalization and the Challenge to GovernanceMathias Koenig-Archibugi
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Chapter 1 The Disturbing Rise in Poverty and Inequality: Is It All a 'Big Lie'?Robert Hunter Wade
The London School of Economics & Political Science
Chapter 2 Globalization and DevelopmentJoseph Stiglitz
Chapter 3 Globalizing JusticeRobert E. Goodin
Chapter 4 Taking Embedded Liberalism Global: The Corporate ConnectionJohn Gerard Ruggie
Chapter 5 Global Governance and Democratic AccountabilityRobert O. Keohane
Chapter 6 From Executive to Cosmopolitan MultilateralismDavid Held
The London School of Economics and Political Science