This collection explores the connections between globalisation, competitiveness and human security and their relevance for development studies. Some of the theoretical issues raised include: How does the process of globalisation and drive for competitiveness affect people's lives? Does the rise of regionalism complement processes of trade liberalisation, thereby fostering globalisation, or does it fragment the world economy into trading blocs which hinder further globalisation? Is globalisation creating a 'Second Great Transformation' in which regionalism provides some human security? Can globalisation be interpreted as a project of Western cultural domination?
These issues, amongst others, are also explored in a number of case studies taken from Asia, Africa and Latin America.
|Globalisation, competitiveness and human security|
|Globalisation, competitiveness and human security 0 challenges for development policy and institutional change|
|Globalisation and regional integration|
|Development, security and world order - a regionalist approach|
|Globalisation - the last sky|
|Equity and growth revisited - a supply-side approach to social development|
|The decentralisation discourse - post-Fordist paradigm or neo-liberal cul-de-sac?|
|Opportunities and insecurities - globalisation, localities an struggle for urban land in Manila|
|Institutional contradictions in rural development|
|Against all odds -coping with regress in Kinshasa., Zaire|
|Tecuperation in the Peruvian Andes|
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Series: EADI Book S.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 30th September 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.24 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1