Globalization and International Development: Critical Issues of the 21st Century
These papers address globalization issues with a special emphasis on its impact on poverty. Advances in transportation and telecommunications with instantaneous information and communication flows requires new approaches given the wide differences in cultures, political systems, languages, and ethnicities. Extreme variation in the international distributions of wealth, income, and poverty remain as enormous social problems to be addressed. In general, the contributors recommend expanding the flows between countries to accelerate growth and reduce inequalities. These flows include international trade and capital, migration, remittances, and foreign aid. But in addition to these hard commodities and dollars, there are flows of ideas, knowledge, and technical assistance which require enforcement of appropriate intellectual property rights.
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Asefa, Sisay, ed. 2010. Globalization and International Development: Critical Issues of the 21st Century. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
9780880993678 (cloth) ; 9780880993661 (pbk.)
INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; Globalization; LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Wages, health insurance and other benefits; Inequality