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Worlds Apart: Civil Society And The Battle For Ethical Globalization John D. Clark

Worlds Apart: Civil Society And The Battle For Ethical Globalization

John D. Clark

Published April 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781565491670
Paperback
269 pages
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 About the Book 

* A balanced introduction to civil society that calls for ethical globalization to benefit the world s poor* Presents insider perspectives from both the World Bank and NGOs* Challenges civil society organizations to redress today s injustices andMore* A balanced introduction to civil society that calls for ethical globalization to benefit the world s poor* Presents insider perspectives from both the World Bank and NGOs* Challenges civil society organizations to redress today s injustices and transform global relations* Author of six books including the best-selling Democratizing DevelopmentGlobalization is one of the most charged political battlegrounds of our age. Its advocates say it is an engine for universal prosperity, while its critics see it as a race to the bottom for poor people and poor countries. Worlds Apart casts polemics aside and fairly and respectfully interprets both sets of arguments. While not a search for a middle ground, it unashamedly emphasizes the injustices of widening inequalities and stacked odds in world trade and finance. Clark argues that civil society faces a distinct opportunity to drive global change in an ethical direction. He argues that the search for a more humane management of global affairs should ultimately focus on promoting growth, inclusion, and narrowing the socioeconomic gap across states and peoples.