Monday, 19 March 2007

Perspectives Of Globalisation

An Evening Organised By The Tomorrow Network

The Royal Society, UK

12th March 2007


MARTIN ALBROW, Centre for Global Governance, LSE

GEORGE YIP, Director of Research & Innovation, CapGemini

There are few who would argue against Globalisation being a feature of the Post-Modern age. However, when we go beyond the platitudes, there is little agreement about what exactly constitutes Globalisation and whether or not it is a good thing. On the one hand, it is globalisation that is blamed for throwing out of work thousands of workers in the industrialised West. On the other hand, it is the phenomenon that is responsible for 100 million people moving out of poverty in China and India each year. I was attracted to the evening by the prospect of resolving these apparent paradoxes.

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