Making Globalization Work by Joseph Stiglitz
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Making Globalization Work
By Joseph Stiglitz

Making Globalization Work

The Next Steps to Global Justice

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Making Globalization Work by Joseph Stiglitz

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From Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, "Making Globalization Work" gives real, concrete ways to deal with third world debt, make trade fair and tackle global warming. In "Globalization and its Discontents" Joseph Stiglitz changed the views of the public and world leaders alike by showing why globalization doesn't work for the world's poor. In this bold, ambitious follow-up, Stiglitz shows how powerful organizations such as the UN, the IMF and the World Bank can be made to consider everyone's interests. Stiglitz examines how change has occurred rapidly over the past four years, proposing solutions and looking to the future. He puts forward radical new solutions to the seemingly intractable international problems which we face - in forms that are more likely to be accepted both by the US and the developing world than previous proposals. Another world is possible, he argues, and is not only morally right, but of benefit to us all. "Passionate, engaging ...he speaks from the heart as well as the head". ("Independent"). "The man with a mission to save the poor ...offers a wealth of ideas for global reform". ("The Times"). "A searing critique of conventional wisdom". ("Newsweek"). "An excellent book ...a lodestar for those who want to achieve a different and better world". ("Guardian"). Joseph Stiglitz is one of the world's best-known economists. He was Chief Economist at the World Bank until January 2000. Before that he was Chairman of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers. He is currently Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia University. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is the author of the bestselling "Globalization and Its Discontents" and "The Roaring Nineties", both published by Penguin.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141024967
ISBN-10: 0141024968
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz was Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers 1995-7 and Chief Economist at the World Bank 1997-2000. He is currently University Professor at Columbia University, teaching in the Department of Economics, the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Graduate School of Business. He is also the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute and a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society and the British Academy. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is the bestselling author of Globalization and Its Discontents, The Roaring Nineties, Making Globalization Work, Freefall, The Price of Inequality and The Great Divide, all published by Penguin.

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