Globalization Under Siege: Inequality, Democracy, and Sovereignty

  • S. Javed Maswood
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


This chapter deals with the issue of income inequality that has, since the emergence of economic globalization, become progressively more acute. Inequality can be observed in both developed and developing countries and has triggered a backlash against globalization in recent years. The principal argument in this chapter is that to the extent that globalization and inequality have an associational relationship, the blame is not entirely with economic failure but, in large part, a result of political failure.


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  • S. Javed Maswood
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceAmerican University in CairoNew CairoEgypt

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