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Globalization and Its Enemies

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  • Daniel Cohen

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    (École Normale Supérieure)

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The enemies of globalization—whether they denounce the exploitation of poor countries by rich ones or the imposition of Western values on traditional cultures—see the new world economy as forcing a system on people who do not want it. But the truth of the matter, writes Daniel Cohen in this provocative book, may be the reverse. Globalization, thanks to the speed of twenty-first-century communications, shows people a world of material prosperity that they do want—a vivid world of promises that have yet to be fulfilled. For the most impoverished developing nations, globalization remains only an elusive image, a fleeting mirage. Never before, Cohen says, have the means of communication—the media—created such a global consciousness, and never have economic forces lagged so far behind expectations. For the poorest countries of the world, writes Cohen, the problem is not so much that they are exploited by globalization as that they are forgotten and excluded.

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This book is provided by The MIT Press in its series MIT Press Books with number 0262532972 and published in 2007.

Volume: 1
Edition: 1
ISBN: 0-262-53297-2
Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262532972

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  1. T. Zilberg, . "Csr Contribution To Management In The 21st Century," Description: Managerial Challenges of the Contemporary Society 44, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Babes-Bolyai University.
  2. Broll, Udo & Kemnitz, Alexander & Mukherjee, Vivekananda, 2009. "Globalization and a welfare program for the marginalized," Dresden Discussion Paper Series in Economics 05/09, Dresden University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Economics.
  3. Sophie Guilloux & Enisse Kharroubi, 2008. "Some preliminary evidence on the globalization-inflation nexus," Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper 18, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
  4. Kathleen Wilburn, 2009. "A Model for Partnering with Not-for-Profits to Develop Socially Responsible Businesses in a Global Environment," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 85(1), pages 111-120, February.
  5. Niklas Egels-Zandén, 2009. "Transnational Governance of Workers’ Rights: Outlining a Research Agenda," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 87(2), pages 169-188, June.

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