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Beyond Global Capitalism by Satoshi Fujii (eds.)

By Satoshi Fujii (eds.)

This booklet compiles the shows and discussions from the overseas symposium “Beyond international Capitalism” that was once held with the contributions of Emmanuel Todd, Ha-Joon Chang, and different students in Kyoto, Japan, in 2013. The ebook is meant make the reader conscious that worldwide capitalism, or globalism, has elevated its strength lately, bringing a few number of destructive results to the peoples of the area. Drawing upon numerous educational disciplines together with economics, political financial technology, monetary suggestion, anthropology, historical past, and political technological know-how, the participants to this publication determine theories and techniques for overcoming the global difficulties which were attributable to worldwide capitalism. The discussions awarded the following foster the advance of theoretical and sensible frameworks for a world economic system that strikes past international capitalism. additionally they argue for the advance of a solid, wealthy, and resilient financial system and society that boosts the future health of individuals around the globe within the twenty-first century.

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However, in the last few decades, these policy measures have become far more difficult to use for developing countries. Since the 1980s, the IMF and World Bank have demanded, as conditions for their loans, trade liberalization, reduction in industrial subsidies, privatization of state-owned enterprises, and many other measures to promote infant industry development. As a result, countries have lost all these tools to promote infant industry. More importantly, the launch of the World Trade Organization, WTO, in 1995 has reduced the scope for infant industry protection even more.

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