As the title suggests, the book is about development experiences of developing countries under globalisation. While the issues discussed in this book are diverse, a strong emphasis has been placed on trade; the knowledge economy and human capital; poverty alleviation and environment. An attempt has been made in this book to link each issue to the globalisation process and also to link one issue to the other in a "cause and effect" relationship. Selected papers have been included in this volume which were first presented at the Sixth International Institute for Development Studies (IIDS) Conference on Development (New Series) at the Mauritius University of Technology, in Mauritius in July 2008, and then went through a two-stage refereeing process prior to their inclusion in this book.
This lively collection of 12 contemporary articles covers core debates within the broad topic globalization and inspires students to think critically and analytically about issues that impact their lives. This reader is distinguished by its particular focus on up-to-date policy concerns and legal implications of the topics discussed.
"Globalization" has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic. This VeryShort Introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues.Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. Inthis fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex changein the media.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.