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Global Liberalism and Its Casualties

Jean Kachiga

This work examines the premise of liberal economic principles and their promise of distributive advantages to all free market participants. Professor Jean Kachiga's critique is substantiated by the lack of empirical evidence supporting the premise and promise of liberal economics to ill-equipped and ill-prepared market participants. His analysis deplores the increased marginalization of many nations in the developing world and their unsettling social, political, and economic realities, exacerbated by the rapid pace of international economic processes. In addition, Professor Kachiga brings to the fore an analysis of the nature of international free trade and questions the role of international political regimes that affect the distributive outcome of international trade. « less more »
University Press of America
Pages: 234Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/2
978-0-7618-4002-2 • Hardback • May 2008 • $79.00 • (£52.95)
978-0-7618-4003-9 • Paperback • May 2008 • $44.99 • (£29.95)
Jean Kachiga earned his Ph.D. at Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. His fields of academic interests are international economic and political processes and the politics and political economy of Africa. He has taught courses at Hofstra University, Seton Hall University, and Simpson University in Redding, California. The author's forthcoming books are: China in Africa: Articulating China's Africa Policy and Shifting Balance: The Unrevealing of Western Grip on International Politics.
Part 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 Historical Perspective
Chapter 4 The Process of Integration
Chapter 5 Globalization Paradigm
Chapter 6 Organizing Global Liberalism
Chapter 7 The Use of Regimes
Chapter 8 The Monetary and Balance of Payment Regimes
Chapter 9 The International Trade Regimes
Chapter 10 The Commodity Trade Regime
Chapter 11 The Development Aid Regime
Chapter 12 OPEC: The Anti-Regime Model
Chapter 13 The Antinomy of Competitive Cooperation
Chapter 14 The Distribution Conflict
Chapter 15 The Case Against the Global Paradigm
Chapter 16 Do Newly Industrialized Nations Hurt the Case?
Chapter 17 The Distribution Conflict in Global Context
Part 18 Notes
Part 19 Bibliography
Part 20 Index
Part 21 About the Author