Globalization and International Development: Critical Issues of the 21st Century

Title

Globalization and International Development: Critical Issues of the 21st Century

Year

2010

Abstract

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.

Files

Download 1. Introduction (187 KB)

Contents

  1. Introduction / Sisay Asefa
  2. Can Globalization Help? / Ian Goldin and Kenneth A. Reinert
  3. International Migration, Remittances, and Economic Development / Susan Pozo
  4. Globalization and Inequality among Nations / Joseph P. Joyce
  5. The Composition and Allocation of Global Financial Flows: What Are Markets Doing? / Linda Tesar
  6. Are Developing Countries Converging on Intellectual Property Rights? Evidence from Plant Patents, 1977-2007 / Lisa D. Cook
  7. The Challenges and Opportunities of Twenty-First-Century Global Markets / Hadi Salehi Esfahani

ISBN

9780880993678 (cloth) ; 9780880993661 (pbk.)

Subject Areas

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES; Globalization

Globalization and International Development: Critical Issues of the 21st Century

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