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Globalisation, Competitiveness and Human Security: Challenges for Development Policy and Institutional Change

Whether true or not, there is a widespread perception among people in all walks of life and in all parts of the world, that the pace of change today is very fast, and in many ways unexpected and beyond their control. Much of the blame for the sense of unease and insecurity is being put on processes and changes occurring at 'global' level. The ability to influence, let alone control, such changes is perceived to be beyond the capability of the individual person or community - and even, in many cases, the individual nation state. What kinds of processes and changes are causing such feelings of insecurity - within rich countries as well as poor ones?