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Globalization, Development and Democracy

By Jose Antonio Ocampo | Social Science Research Council | July 1, 2005

CREDIT INFO: Ocampo, Jose Antonio, "Globalization, Development and Democracy," The Development Imperative: Toward a People-Centered Approach, New York: Social Science Research Council, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Social Science Research Council

From the Intro: Although globalization reflects technological advances and economic forces, it can be molded by society and, particularly, by democratic political institutions. In fact, the form that globalization has been taking has been largely determined by explicit policy decisions. In this sense, the most disturbing aspect is the uneven and unbalanced character of the current phase of globalization and of the international policy agenda that accompanies it.

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