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Globalization and the Race to the Bottom in Developing Countries
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Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The race to the bottom in developing countries; 3. Who really gets hurt?; 4. LDC welfare states: convergence? What are the implications?; 5. Globalization and the protective welfare state: case study of India; 6. Globalization and the productive welfare state: case study of South Korea; 7. Globalization and the dual welfare state: case study of Brazil; 8. Conclusions; Appendices.

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Challenges conventional wisdoms surrounding globalisation's effects on developing countries, suggesting that the real losers are the middle classes.

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Nita Rudra is an Assistant Professor of International Affairs in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

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'An innovative treatment of the 'race to the bottom' question... this book provides a useful corrective to contemporary discussions of globalization, many of which assume that any 'race to the bottom' among developing nations will be detrimental to the poor. It will interest scholars and students of comparative political economy, welfare state policies and economic development.' Layna Mosley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 'Nita Rudra's book sets a new standard for the empirical study of globalization. Based on extensive research and fully informed by theory, the analysis is remarkably sure-handed - mature, nuanced, and ultimately highly illuminating.' Benjamin J. Cohen, University of California, Santa Barbara 'With this very impressive book combining sophisticated quantitative analysis with subtle national case studies, Rudra confirms her place in the vanguard of scholars working on how politics mediates the effects of globalization in the developing world. Her focus on the importance of organized labor-government interactions and on the plight of the middle class outside the OECD is a welcome corrective to the simplistic mud slinging that all too often characterizes the globalization debate.' Geoffrey Garrett, Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre and Professor of Political Science, University of Sydney 'Nita Rudra makes us think hard not only about the effects of globalization on welfare, but also on the unequal nature of social insurance and services in developing countries. An agenda-setting book.' Stephan Haggard, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego 'An innovative treatment of the 'race to the bottom' question. Nita Rudra posits that trade openness contributes to downward pressures on developing country welfare state policies. At the same time, however, Rudra demonstrates that the beneficiaries of social policies in developing nations are not, and have not been, the poor. Rather, social policies in developing nations have tended to target the middle and upper classes. As a result, the downward pressures generated by economic globalization are largely irrelevant to the poorest members of developing societies. This book provides a useful corrective to contemporary discussions of globalization, many of which assume that any 'race to the bottom' among developing nations will be detrimental to the poor. It will interest scholars and students of comparative political economy, welfare state policies and economic development.' Layna Mosley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 'Globalization and the Race to the Bottom will help reorient and set the discipline's research agenda on globalization's effects on welfare states in emerging markets. Rudra's thesis - that middle class citizens, and not the poor, are most adversely affected by globalization's influence on domestic welfare institutions - is tightly and persuasively argued. I highly recommend this book.' Dennis Quinn, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University 'Why is globalization so controversial in the South? This pathbreaking book explains this and much more, and in doing so greatly deepens our knowledge of how the 'race to the bottom' really influences the lives of poor people.' James Robinson, Harvard University 'This is the best study we have to date of the impact of globalization on social welfare arrangements in developing nations. Rudra deploys statistical analyses and country studies to advance an interesting thesis: yes, there is a race to the bottom, but no, the main losers are the middle classes and not the poor. Rudra is surely correct to stress that the fate of the poor remains largely in the hands of domestic institutions.' Dani Rodrik, Harvard University

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