Edward C Lorenz, Ph.D.
Edward C Lorenz, Ph.D.. "Globalization, Market Forces, and Democratic Values: Challenges and Dilemmas, [with Mahmood Monshipuri and Sean Duffy]." International Studies Journal. 2011, 7, 3, 81-110 January 10, 2011.
This is a study of the process of globalization of finance, trade, communications, information technology, and politics. The costs and benefits of globalization are not shared equally among and within nation-states, as the most vulnerable are likely to suffer unjustly. Consequently, the world seems headed for a period of de-globalization, facing increased international tensions and nationalistic fervor. The paper describes a rights based approach to poverty reduction as a way to reduce tensions and violent conflicts. The significance of this research lies in its ability to demonstrate the perils of subjugating public policy to the market economy and in suggesting possible structural solutions to the mal-distribution of the costs and benefits of globalization.