The study of international relations now goes well beyond state-to-state politics and even regional politics. Technological forces are working their effects on the world as a whole, bringing state and non-state actors into contact with one another. Globalization, Institutions and Governance provides students with a sophisticated and engaging exploration of the often differing impacts of these technological forces and the wider implications of globalization for theories of global governance and the role of international institutions.

Winners and Losers of Globalization

Winners and losers of globalization


Why is globalization such a controversial process? As countries have opened their borders to trade and investment, they have benefited from unprecedented levels of wealth. Virtually all economists agree that trade liberalization is a nearly certain way to increase national income. Technological advances have spread around the world. Access to the internet in even the world's poorest countries has allowed previously unimaginable communication links between people and organizations as well as connections to knowledge and resources. Millions of jobs have been created for people who once depended on subsistence-level incomes. Standards of living are up all over the globe. The number of people living in extreme poverty (defined by the World Bank as less than $1.25 ...

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