The Globalization Paradox
Democracy and the Future of the World Economy
"Cogent, well-written . . . critiques unalloyed globalization enthusiasts, taking aim at their desire to fully liberalize foreign trade ad capital movements." —Foreign Affairs
In this eloquent challenge to the reigning wisdom on globalization, Dani Rodrik reminds us of the importance of the nation-state, arguing forcefully that when the social arrangements of democracies inevitably clash with the international demands of globalization, national priorities should take precedence. Combining history with insight, humor with good-natured critique, Rodrik’s case for a customizable globalization supported by a light frame of international rules shows the way to a balanced prosperity as we confront today’s global challenges in trade, finance, and labor markets.
- March 2012
- 5.5 × 8.3 in
/ 368 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.
Endorsements & Reviews
“Takes on the biggest issue of our time—globalization—and eloquently enlarges the debate about the extent and limits of global cooperation.” — Gordon Brown
“Dani Rodrik may be globalization's most prominent—and most thoughtful—gadfly.” — Alan S. Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors