- Tapa blanda: 162 páginas
- Editor: Zed Books Ltd; Edición: New Updated Edition (1 de abril de 2004)
- Colección: Global Issues
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1842775456
- ISBN-13: 978-1842775455
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Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy (Global Issues) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 abr 2004
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'Walden Bello's work has been consistently outstanding, highly informative and full of insight.' Noam Chomsky 'Walden Bello is the world's leading no-nonsense revolutionary. With plainspoken history and compelling evidence, he ruthlessly exposes the opportunism, plunder, and backroom bullying that passes for global capitalism. But this is more than a critique: Bellos expert diagnosis is that the patient is sicker than we think, and the time to act is now.' Naomi Klein, author, No Logo 'Bello's analyses and suggestions for action are refreshingly clear and direct, and he gives a valuable account of the re-subordination of the South over the last quarter-century. 'Deglobalization' is to be recommended above all for the invigorating energy with which it sets out an oppositional agenda.' New Left Review 'This short concise volume is a guidebook no activist should travel without.' Briarpatch Magazine, May 2003 'Clear analysis and impressive scholarship have made Bello one of Asia's key progressive thinkers. Insistence on people-centered development grounded in ecological sustainability sets him apart from the elite consensus on Asia' New Internationalist 'The most respected anti-globalization thinker in Asia' Le Soir (Belgium) 'Among the expanding constellation of activists, academicians, and thinkers who believe that mainstream economics... does not have an answer to people's needs, Walden Bello is a prominent star' Bangkok Post 'Whatever subject he tackles, Walden Bello is always thoughtful, trenchant and constructive. He's also an authentic hero of the global justice movement.' Susan George 'Deglobalization is a superb dissection of contemporary capitalism's multiple crises, a powerful indictment of the US's brutal re-subordination of the global South in the interest of its MNCs and banks, an unanswerable demonstration of the unreformability of the IMF and its sister institutions, and a stirring call to arms for the movement for economic justice by one of its major theorists and organizers.' Robert Brenner
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How to manage the global economy - and, more fundamentally, whether humanity wishes it to go in an ever more market-oriented, transnational corporation-dominated, and capital-footloose direction - is the most important international question of our time. In this short and trenchant history of those bodies -- the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and Group of Seven -- which have promoted this economic globalization, Walden Bello: - Points to their manifest failings; - Examines the major new ideas put forward for reforming the management of the world economy; - Argues for a much more fundamental shift towards a decentralized, pluralistic system of global economic governance allowing countries to follow development strategies sensitive to their own values and particular mix of constraints and opportunities.Ver Descripción del producto
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In 1997, the IMF imposed contraction on East Asia's tiger economies, resubordinating them to the USA. Obediently, they removed limits on foreign ownership and privatised state enterprises. The effect was `to create new business opportunities for US firms', as the US trade representative boasted. The IMF did the same to Argentina in 2001, imposing brutal public spending cuts.
Since 1998, the IMF has promised to reform, and changed its talk to `poverty reduction', but with the same neoliberal policies and the same Swiftly Accelerating Poverty programmes. Capitalism uses the IMF, the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation, the EU and the G8 against democracy, against national sovereignty, against the workers of the world.
The alternative to capitalism's absolute decline is deglobalisation. We need to dismantle the IMF, the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation, the EU and the G8; and we need to strengthen the democratic role of the UN General Assembly.
Countries want and need to reorient their economies from producing for export to producing for their local market. They want and need to shift from short-term portfolio investment and short-term loans in stock markets and real estate to long-term direct investment and long-term loans into industry and infrastructure.
They want and need capital and trade controls, not just for crisis relief, but as legitimate tools of trade and industrial policy aimed at national industrial development. They want and need to subordinate the market to the human values of security, equity, social solidarity, democracy and national sovereignty
Bello acknowledges that no ruling class will submit peacefully to challenges to its power. He cites the pro-capitalist Thomas Friedman of the New York Times: "The hidden hand of the market will never work without the hidden fist."
Yet Bello believes that the `anti-globalisation movement' can somehow shame our rulers out of power! He ignores trade unions, the institutions that workers created to survive capitalism. And he stupidly caricatures and dismisses Marxism and Leninism, the tools workers need to defeat capitalism.
The main headways for this globalization are the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO, who are dominated by the USA and the West and its inherent private interests, and whose policies exacerbate economic stagnation, widen inequalities and deepen poverty around the globe.
For the author, genuine solidarity forces have to step in rapidly, for the alternative is a world of terrorists, demagogues of the religious and secular right and purveyors of irrationality and nihilism.
His proposed remedies are drastic, revolutionary and for me at least partly utopian. They will be extremely difficult to implement: turning the IMF into a research agency with no policy powers; disempowering the World Bank by boycotting (!) its bonds; halting the WTO or reversing its mandate for liberalization of trade.
On the positive side, Walden Bello wants to see a reorientation of national economies from production for export to production for the local markets, a redistribution of income and land, a global economy functioning not on market mechanisms but on democratic choice and a complete abolition of transnational corporations.
Elimination of market mechanisms, a return to national autarkies, and democratic choice (permanent?, a planned economy?, giving the political and economic power in one hand?) are not very subtle solutions seeing the historical results of these policies.
Drastic policy and power control changes, not reorientations, of international institutions and redistribution of wealth are more obvious choices.
In this short but thought provoking book, where emotions are sometimes running very high, Walden Bello defends tooth and nail the poor and the needy against the mighty few.
I also highly recommend the author's `Dilemmas of Domination'.