The Globalization Paradox (Paperback)

Democracy and the Future of the World Economy

By Dani Rodrik

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393341287, 346pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2012

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Hardcover (2/21/2011)

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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.