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auteurs > SINGH Kavaljit

SINGH Kavaljit

Kavaljit Singh is Founder-Director of Public Interest Research Centre based in New Delhi. He regularly contributes articles on finance, trade and developmental issues in magazines, journals and newspapers published from India and abroad. He is the author of two highly acclaimed books, “Taming Global Financial Flows : Challenges and Alternatives in the Era of Financial Globalization” (Zed Books, 2000) and “The Globalization of Finance : A Citizen’s Guide” (Zed Books, 1998). Apart from several English language editions, both of his books have been translated and published in various languages. He is Editor, Asia-Europe Dialogue Project.

Questioning Globalization

> Citizens’ International (Malaysia), Ibon Books (Manila), Madhyam Books (Delhi), Zed Books (London and New York), 2005, 192 pp.

Globalization has become the cliché of our times. The neo-liberal virus has struck almost everybody including within the ranks of the left. The proponents of neo-liberal globalization claim that it produces “accelerated efficient” development along with deepening of democracy and human rights. However, reality shows the opposite and any rigorous examination of such frivolous arguments reveals their shallowness and inconsistency. Social progress and democracy cannot move ahead but jointly and on the condition that we move away from the dogmas of neo-liberalism.
The book underscores that the current disasters are not the “price” to pay for a transition towards the promised paradise, but on the contrary are bound to deepen as long as neo-liberal economic policies are pursued. Instead of focusing on past debates, the book makes a critical analysis of several contemporary debates related to globalization. With the help of case studies, statistical data and cogent analysis, the book debunks several myths associated with the globalization processes.
Written for a non-technical audience and lay readership, the book fundamentally questions the viewpoints held by the “hyper-globalists.” The book would not only contribute towards deepening the current debates on globalization but is also expected to become an indispensable tool of analysis for concerned citizens, students, social and political activists, labor unions, NGOs, and policy makers.  read

date of on-line publication : 23 August 2005

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