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dc.contributor.authorKaplinsky, Raphaelen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-01T14:01:30Z
dc.date.available2016-02-01T14:01:30Z
dc.date.issued01/04/2001en
dc.identifier.citationKaplinsky, R. (2001) Globalisation and Economic Insecurity. IDS Bulletin 32(2): 13-24en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/8765
dc.description.abstractSummaries As global processes have deepened in recent decades there has been a concomitant and causally related increase in economic insecurity in many parts of the global economy. One transmission mechanism has been the heightened volatility in the global economy. The reduction in barriers to the inter?country flow of finance, banking deregulation and the abolition of capital controls, and the development and utilisation of new technologies, can be seen as primary causal drivers of volatility. Growing poverty (in both its absolute and relative senses) has been a second way in which insecurity has been globalised. Here, too, this form of insecurity can be related causally to developments in the global economy. Global competition, particularly in labour?intensive activities, has led to a bidding down of wage rates for unskilled work. This has not only undermined real living standards, but simultaneously widened the distributional gap, both within and between countries. Similar unequalising developments in the nineteenth?century bred a culture of insecurity which led to the erection of barriers to sustained international?isation. Recent protests against the WTO suggest that unless these insecurities ? both perceived and real ? in the twenty?first century are reduced, we may yet see a recurrence of opposition to sustained globalisation.en
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dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 32 Nos. 2en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.titleGlobalisation and Economic Insecurityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holder© 2001 Institue of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1759-5436.2001.mp32002002.xen


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