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Globalization, Sovereignty, and Democracy

Bhagwati, Jagdish N.

"Like everyone else, economists like to break out of the narrowness of
their discipline and speculate on a larger theme, painting on a bigger canvas.
Like John Kenneth Galbraith, they may even make money while having fun. In
the process, they may even illuminate and inform, doing good while doing well.
The task I have been assigned is an intellectually challenging one: does
the growing globalization of the world economy and the presumed growth then
in interdependence promise to constrain national sovereignty; and, does it
equally threaten to compromise democratic accountability within nation states?"

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Academic Units
Economics
Publisher
Department of Economics, Columbia University
Series
Department of Economics Discussion Papers, 723
Published Here
February 28, 2011

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March 1995

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