George Soros on globalization / Georege SorosPublisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©2002Description: xvi, 191 páginas : ilustraciones, tablas ; 21 cmContent type: Media type: Carrier type: ISBN: 1586481258Subject(s): Banco Mundial | Comercio internacional | Finanzas internacionales | Globalización -- Aspectos económicosDDC classification: 337
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Over the past decade, "globalization" has become a buzzword for everything that is happening in the world economy or even in international relations generally. But as even a cursory glance at recent headlines reveals, not everyone is happy with globalization. Violent protests are now a regular feature of international summit meetings, and many young people have expressed their strong opposition to policies that they see as enriching the rich at the expense of workers, the environment, and traditional culture. <br> As the world economy has transformed in the 1990s and early 2000s, no individual has grappled with the social and political implications of globalization more than George Soros. George Soros on Globalization seeks to assess not merely how well the world's financial institutions have fulfilled their larger mission of helping the entire world strive for prosperity, but also to point the way toward fixing the problems that have emerged in the globalization regime as a whole. Unlike other proponents of globalization, Soros does not dismiss the criticisms of the protesters; indeed, he welcomes them and acknowledges that in many ways the protesters have a clearer view of the issues at stake than the bankers and bureaucrats do. We ignore the protesters' message, Soros warns, at our peril.<br>
Include appendix and index. -- Appendix. The SDR propasal.
International trade: the world trade organization. -- International aid: the missing component. -- Structural reform: the multilateral development banks. -- Financial stability: the international monetary fund.
"Even before September 11, 2001, it was clear that not everyone was happy with globalization: violent protests have become a regular feature of international summit meetings, and many young people have expressed their strong opposition to policies that they see as enriching the rich at the expense of workers, the environment, and traditional culture." "In this book, Soros not only identifies the problems but also puts forward practical proposals to make the system work better. In a thoughtful analysis of our existing international financial and trade institutions, Soros shows that while they aid wealth creation they fall short in providing other public goods. Soros deplores an unwitting coalition between market fundamentalists on the far Right and antiglobalization activists on the far Left bent on destroying the international institutions we have and calls for a different coalition that would work to reform and strengthen those intitutions. The missing element, the centerpiece of the new architecture, is the use of Special Drawing Rights for the provision of development assistance and public goods on a global scale."
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Preface (p. vii)
- Acknowledgments (p. xiii)
- Introduction: The Deficiencies of Global Capitalism (p. 1)
- 1 International Trade: The World Trade Organization (p. 31)
- 2 International Aid: The Missing Component (p. 57)
- 3 Structural Reform: The Multilateral Development Banks (p. 97)
- 4 Financial Stability: The International Monetary Fund (p. 109)
- Conclusion: Toward a Global Open Society (p. 149)
- Appendix The SDR Proposal (p. 181)
- Index (p. 187)