Economic Globalization, Institutional Change and Human Security

  • Dharam Ghai
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


There has been a marked acceleration in the tempo of globalization in recent years. Its scope has also widened beyond the realm of economy to embrace the domains of social, cultural and political norms and practices. This powerful thrust has been associated with far-reaching consequences for economic well-being, social structures and political processes in countries around the world. The different parts of the world have become so interdependent in so many ways that it is no longer possible to understand their socio-economic problems, much less to do something about them, without taking into account the play of global forces. The process of globalization has been accompanied by major changes in the role and responsibilities of a wide range of institutions: families, communities, civil society institutions, business corporations, states and supranational organizations. One of the important consequences of the changes associated with globalization has been increased insecurity at the level of the individual and the family. This in turn not only affects individual welfare but has broader economic, social and political impact. This chapter seeks to analyse the sources and consequences of human insecurity and explore policy and institutional alternatives for its mitigation.


Migration Depression Europe Income Marketing 


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