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by Phillippe Legrain

  • ISBN: 1566635470
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Phillippe Legrain
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee; 384th ed. edition (December 16, 2003)
  • Pages: 384
  • ePub book: 1885 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1903 kb
  • Other: azw lit doc mobi
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 782

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Open World is a really original book. Based on his experience as a journalist for The Economist, as well as from his time working for the WTO and travelling the world, Philippe Legrain argues that anti-globalizers like Naomi Klein, Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan have got it all wrong

Open World is a really original book. Based on his experience as a journalist for The Economist, as well as from his time working for the WTO and travelling the world, Philippe Legrain argues that anti-globalizers like Naomi Klein, Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan have got it all wrong. But he also points out flaws in the arguments of defenders of globalization like Thomas Friedman.

Open World: The Truth about Globalisation. Globalisation is the most controversial topic in the world today. Our lives are increasingly intertwined with those of people across the globe.

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In a timely and provocative book, Philippe Legrain, formerly trade and economics correspondent for the Economist, argues that the idea and practice of globalization has been misrepresented by political activists who fail to understand its workings

In a timely and provocative book, Philippe Legrain, formerly trade and economics correspondent for the Economist, argues that the idea and practice of globalization has been misrepresented by political activists who fail to understand its workings. Globalization, he insists, is neither a label for Americanization nor an excuse for worldwide corporate domination, and it does not eliminate local cultures or make governments irrelevant

367 pages, pages of plates : 24 cm. Globalization is one of the most controversial issues in the world today

367 pages, pages of plates : 24 cm. Globalization is one of the most controversial issues in the world today. Aiming to demolish what he argues are the "myths" of globalization, the author shows how, without it, the poor are never going to get richer and that it is the only means by which governments can combat poverty. Includes bibliographical references and index. Free to choose: what kind of globalisation do we want? -. - 1. Worried workers: globalisation is actually the least of their worries - 2. The poor profit: globalisation is the only route out of poverty.

Does the world need another tome about globalisation? Philippe Legrain, a young reporter turned policy adviser . Philippe Legrain, a young reporter turned policy adviser, thinks so, and, against the odds, his book turns out to be a spirited attempt to raise the level of debate.

Does the world need another tome about globalisation? Philippe Legrain, a young reporter turned policy adviser, thinks so, and, against the odds, his book turns out to be a spirited attempt to raise the level of debate. The central argument of Open World is a good one, and elegantly made; the idea of globalisation has become a convenient catch-all for everything we abhor about modern life.

Philippe Legrain, who studied at the London School of Economics, is chief economist of Britain in Europe, the campaign for the United Kingdom to join the European Union. He was previously special adviser to the director-general of the World Trade Organization, Mike Moore

Philippe Legrain, who studied at the London School of Economics, is chief economist of Britain in Europe, the campaign for the United Kingdom to join the European Union. He was previously special adviser to the director-general of the World Trade Organization, Mike Moore. To find out more about Mr. Legrain, visit ww. hilippelegrain.

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Globalisation is one of the most controversial issues in the world today.

book by Philippe Legrain. Globalisation is one of the most controversial issues in the world today . An interesting take on globalization. com User, February 10, 2004. Open World is a really original book.

Philippe Legrain is an economist and political scientist whose writings on globalization and migration appear in. .

Philippe Legrain is an economist and political scientist whose writings on globalization and migration appear in the Guardian. Read or listen to key insights from the world’s best nonfiction.

In a timely and provocative book, Philippe Legrain, formerly trade and economics correspondent for the Economist, argues that the idea and practice of globalization has been misrepresented by political activists who fail to understand its workings. Globalization, he insists, is neither a label for Americanization nor an excuse for worldwide corporate domination, and it does not eliminate local cultures or make governments irrelevant. Reassessing the pros and cons of the most controversial economic movement of our time, Mr. Legrain finds no real foundation for the alarm that globalization has generated among a variety of protest groups. His compellingly readable and balanced evaluation analyzes all the major forces in the economic equation―workers, companies, governments, national economies, industry and agriculture, patents and profits, money and finance―and makes a clear case that we are free to choose our future and to shape globalization for the benefit of all. Open World is a spirited and incisive work of socio-economic analysis and a clarion call to restore our faith in government."At last a good book on globalization...lucid and persuasive."―Financial Times"If you have been convinced by Naomi Klein or Noreena Hertz, you owe it to yourself to read Legrain's persuasive defense."―New Statesman"One of those rare books that grabs the conventional wisdom and turns it on its head....Anyone who cares about our world and its future should read it."―Jonathan Freedland

Comments

Enila Enila
Needed to buy it for college. Good as far as a college textbook goes!
JOGETIME JOGETIME
Open World is a really original book. Based on his experience as a journalist for The Economist, as well as from his time working for the WTO and travelling the world, Philippe Legrain argues that anti-globalizers like Naomi Klein, Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan have got it all wrong. But he also points out flaws in the arguments of defenders of globalization like Thomas Friedman. Globalization is a good thing, he says, but we can make it even better if only we stop believing that we have lost control over our lives to corporations and markets. He believes in free trade, but also has a social conscience. He argues that globalization enriches us culturally as well as economically, but recognizes that some people lose out from it. That is why governments need to act to build a better globalization. It's a really convincing and well-written book. Even if you don't end up agreeing with all of it, it is definitely worth reading.
anneli anneli
Let me preface by saying that before reading this text, I was firmly against the globalization trends in the world economy. With this in mind, I read this book in order to look at facts and figures that supported the other side. I found the book to be informative, but extremely belittling to anyone who dares to have an opposing opinion. For example, page 33, he quotes a discussion with the former president of Bethlehem Steel, liberally interjecting thoughts such as, "not so, but let is pass". These interjections speak of someone so smug and correct that they need not be bothered to justify their comments.

Additionally, the author fails to cite sources when it would really be important. In the Introduction, he asserts, "Nearly 9/10ths of what Americans consume is produced within the fifty states." Does this include services? Food? Energy? Who knows, because there is no foot-note, nor is there any reference cited.

In summary, this book is a smug counter-point to No Logo and Race to the Bottom, but often is missing facts and references when they are most sorely needed. The authors opinion of himself is quite high, and those who dare to challenge him in this text are ridiculed, interrupted, and put in their place.
Stanober Stanober
I picked this book up because I was interested in learning something about globalization. I'm tired of hearing the same arguments from anti-globalization fanatics, and Legrain's commentary on the issue is crystal clear.
He often begins each chapter with a blurb from a prominent globalization opponent, such as Naomi Klein, and then goes on to refute it. Legrain makes his case crystal clear and uses plenty of solid evidence to back up what he says. Although he does not think globalization is the best thing to happen to humanity, he does believe it benefits us more than we think.
This book is written from a European perspective, so there is a lot of attention given to preserving the "welfare state" for the needy. If you can get past that, you'll love the book.
Zyangup Zyangup
I needed to write a whole paper overnight on globalization and the environment and just picked this book up at the store the day before. It's very readable, with ideas that are easily accessible; most of which are thoughts that probably have had crossed your mind before; you just needed someone to logically link them all together and prove them for you.
makes for very compulsive reading.
Itiannta Itiannta
Legrain's arguments are contradictory throughout his book and most of them will leave you asking yourself if he is living in the same reality as everyone else. He fails to include human nature in his book and believes that everything will be fine and dandy if globalization were to take full effect. You will question whether this person is capable of using logic. This book is laughable.
Gholbirdred Gholbirdred
Ever wonder why you make less money in real dollar-for-dollar wages than your parents? Why consumers are stuck with paying high prices for cheap goods? Why you are working harder and longer for less and less. You may find the answers here but I still don't have to like it.