This text presents a devastating critique of the currently fashionable idea of globalisation. Using comprehensive and non-technical language this book looks at the world's cultural and value diversity, and questions whether it is possible to impose a global policy, given these differences. Topics covered include:
* theories of distribution and welfare
* what leads to a good economic outcome?
* Egalitarian theories of welfarism
* global neoliberalism and the free market culture.

chapter |8 pages

Part 1 Normative matters

What makes for a good economic outcome?

chapter 1|18 pages

Neoclassical theory and welfarism

chapter 2|38 pages

Welfarism and the market

chapter |3 pages

Part 2 Global neoliberalism

chapter 5|38 pages

Contesting competitiveness

chapter 6|27 pages

The trade debate

part |1 pages

Part 3 Rethinking global policy regimes

chapter 7|27 pages

Global economic policies for the year 2025