While many countries may embrace globalization at the conceptual level, the specifics of implementation vary greatly from country to country. Testing Global Interdependence poses such questions as: How is openness exercised? How does a country join the international globalization trend? What mechanisms are available to help societies adjust to globalization? The book draws upon the diverse experiences of multiple countries as they react to the practicalities of globalization and succeeds in discovering the gains resulting from particular trade policies, anti-poverty measures, migration patterns and foreign aid packages. The diverse narratives contained within the book ultimately suggest how to limit globalization's negative aspects and ensure constructive engagement in the global community.
This, the first book in the Global Development Network series, brings together the views of researchers from the developing and developed world and provides models of successful research conducted in developing and transition countries.
This study will appeal to academics and researchers in political economy, development studies, international economics, migration and globalization as well as public policy. In addressing policy implications, the work will also be of great value to policy-oriented researchers, policymakers and development agencies worldwide.
Edited by Ernest Aryeetey, Director, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana at Legon and Natalia Dinello, Principal Political Scientist, Global Development Network, New Delhi, India
Contents: Foreword Ernest Zedillo, former President of Mexico (1994-2000) and currently Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and Professor of International Economics and Politics, Yale University, USA Preface Ernest Aryeetey and Natalia Dinello Introduction: Growth and Poverty in the World Economy, 1950-2000 Richard N. Cooper PART I: INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS 1. Trade Reforms and Poverty: The Case of Cambodia Isidro Soloaga 2. International Exposure, Unionization and Market Concentration: The Effects on Factor Use and Firm Productivity in Uruguay Carlos Casacuberta, Gabriela Fachola and Nestor Gandelman PART II: AID STRATEGIES AND ALLOCATIONS 3. Trade Capacity Building in Sub-Saharan Africa: Emerging Issues and Challenges Chantal Dupasquier and Patrick N. Osakwe 4. Rent-seeking Behaviors and the Perpetuation of Aid Dependence: The Donor-Side Story Jean-Claude Berthelemy 5. Impact of Revamped Australian Assistance to the Pacific Islands Satish Chand PART III: INTERDEPENDENCE AND MIGRATION 6. Migration and Development: Managing Mutual Effects Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah 7. Patterns, Trends and Government Policies: Understanding Irregular Immigration from China James K. Chin 8. Regionalism and Migration in West Africa: Do Polar Economies Reap the Benefits? Adama Konseiga Index