chapter  7
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NGOs and globalization

The 1990s brought the new word ‘globalization’ into development discourse. Like ‘civil society’, the term has different and frequently contested meanings (Box 7.1). According to the former World Bank economist Joseph Stiglitz (2002: 9), the idea of globalization refers to

While most of these processes of global integration were not new, it was their rapid intensification at the end of the twentieth century which attracted considerable attention.