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
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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.