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What Do We Know About Globalization?: Issues of Poverty and Income Distribution

What Do We Know About Globalization?: Issues of Poverty and Income Distribution

Guillermo de la Dehesa

ISBN: 978-1-405-13669-3

Sep 2007

384 pages

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$50.95

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What Do We Know About Globalization: Issues of Poverty & Income Distribution examines the two fundamental arguments that are often raised against globalization: that it produces inequality and that it increases poverty.

  • A lively and accessible argument about the impact and consequences of globalization from a leading figure in economics - Dehesa is Chairman of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a member of the Group of Thirty
  • Demonstrates the ways in which wealthy nations and developing countries alike have failed to implement changes that would result in a reversal of these social ills
  • Dispels the notion of the so-called 'victim of globalization', demonstrating how, despite popular belief, acceleration of globalization actually stands to reduce the levels of poverty and inequality worldwide
  • Asks whether increased technological, economic, and cultural change can save us from international income inequality, and by extension, further violence, terrorism and war

Preface vi

Chapter I Latin and Indo-European 1

Chapter II The Languages of Italy 37

Chapter III The Background to Standardization 77

Chapter IV ‘Old’ Latin and its Varieties in the Period c.400–150 BC 90

Chapter V The Road to Standardization: Roman Latin of the Third and Second Centuries BC 130

Chapter VI Elite Latin in the Late Republic and Early Empire 183

Chapter VII Sub-Elite Latin in the Empire 229

Chapter VIII Latin in Late Antiquity and Beyond 265

Glossary 305

Appendix: The International Phonetic Alphabet 316

Bibliography of Reference and Other Works 317

Index 319

“Consumer warning: Do not go any further if you are looking for another polemic about globalization and its problems. Do read this book if you want to better understand how to extend globalization’s benefits to countries and people that are not benefiting as much as they could.”
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“Guillermo de la Dehesa masterfully synthesizes a wide universe of empirical findings and conceptual reasoning to shed much-needed light – not heat – on the big issues of globalization.”
Jeffrey Frankel, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

“Extended literature review … approach, supplemented generously by the author’s own careful analysis, makes the essays both substantial and accessible to a wider audience.” Choice



  • A lively and accessible argument about the impact and consequences of globalization from a leading figure in economics - Dehesa is Chairman of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a member of the Group of Thirty
  • Tackles the two fundamental arguments often raised against globalization: that it produces inequality and increases poverty
  • Demonstrates the ways in which wealthy nations and developing countries alike have failed to implement changes that would result in a reversal of these social ills
  • Dispels the notion of the so-called 'victim of globalization', demonstrating how, despite popular belief, acceleration of globalization actually stands to reduce the levels of poverty and inequality worldwide
  • Asks whether increased technological, economic, and cultural change can save us from international income inequality, and by extension, further violence, terrorism and war