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Global Capitalism Unbound

Winners and Losers from Offshore Outsourcing

Editors: Paus, E. (Ed.)

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Leading experts analyze the impact of the rapid growth of offshore outsourcing in manufacturing and IT. For some it promises more rapid economic growth and for some developing countries it is an opportunity to leapfrog, while others are sidelined but it also means labour and governments may lose bargaining power vis-à-vis globally mobile capital.

About the authors

Eva Paus is Professor of Economics and the Carol Hoffmann Collins Director of the Dorothy R. and Norman E. McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives at Mount Holyoke College, USA.

Reviews

'In a world where goods and services move more freely than the workers who produce them, globalization means offshore outsourcing. This book is essential for anyone who wants to understand this phenomenon and the debates over what to do about it.' - James K. Boyce, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

'The global labour market has doubled over the past two decades.' An innocent-sounding observation, but it captures the dynamic of one of the great transformations of our time. This book illuminates how it has happened, and how its effects amount to a veritable political-economic 'climate change'. The doubling has brought more opportunities, higher average incomes, and political enfranchisement for billions of people; on the other hand, it has also brought heightened economic insecurity, distress migration, quests for status spilling across continents, the ascendancy of capital, and governments of all kinds 'reforming' the welfare state into an instrument of labour control. The book goes beyond analysis to suggest how in practical terms those who 'think for the world' should respond, including how to redistribute capital income without undermining investment, and how to increase the spillovers from foreign investment.' - Robert H. Wade, Professor of International Political Economy, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Winners and Losers from Offshore Outsourcing: What Is to Be Done?

    Paus, Eva

    Pages 3-20

  • The Challenge of the Growing Globalization of Labor Markets to Economic and Social Policy

    Freeman, Richard B.

    Pages 23-39

  • Offshoring and Labor Recommodification in the Global Transformation

    Standing, Guy

    Pages 41-60

  • Globalization of Services: Friend or Foe?

    Mann, Catherine L.

    Pages 63-76

  • Dynamic Gains from U.S. Services Offshoring: A Critical View

    Milberg, William (et al.)

    Pages 77-93

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Capitalism Unbound
Book Subtitle
Winners and Losers from Offshore Outsourcing
Editors
  • E. Paus
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60884-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230608849
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8429-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53981-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-60909-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 270
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