Globalization has become the cliche of our times. The virus of neo-liberal globalization has struck almost everybody including within the ranks of the left. Its proponents claim that it produces 'accelerated, efficient' development along with democracy and human rights. Reality shows the opposite. Economic disasters are not the 'price' we have to pay for a transition towards the promised paradise, but are bound to get worse as long as neo-liberal economic policies are pursued. This book analyses several contemporary debates around globalization. With the help of case studies and statistical data, it debunks several myths, and fundamentally questions the viewpoints held by the 'hyper-globalists'.
'Questioning Globalization is needed. Kavaljit Singh has produced a most convincing book on globalization issues. He writes in a clear non-jargon style accessible to all policy and opinion makers. I highly recommend the book to all activists including those who are already convinced that neo-liberalism must be defeated.' - Samir Amin, Director, Forum Tiers Monde, Senegal and author of Obsolescent Capitalism 'Kavaljit Singh has written a brilliant and succinct series of responses to a number of basic questions which have academic and political relevance. This book will serve as a valuable text for all readers interested in the political economy of globalization and imperialism, aid and governance, and the role of the nation-state.' - James Petras, Professor Emeritus, State University of New York, US and author of Globalization Unmasked