DP3653 Globalization and Democracy
|Author(s):||Carl B Hamilton|
|Publication Date:||November 2002|
|Keyword(s):||democracy, globalization, NGOs, poverty, trade|
|JEL(s):||F02, F11, F13|
|Programme Areas:||International Trade and Regional Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=3653|
The Paper analyses (i) if globalization is undemocratic, (ii) if NGOs can fill a gap in representation and accountability, and (iii) the role of inter-governmental (undemocratic) international institutions like the World Bank with regard to democracy and globalization. A major part deals with the question of whether globalization enhances democracy. The answer is important since democracy is, on the whole, for specified reasons likely to enhance poverty reduction.