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Globalisation and Social Development

European and Southeast Asian Evidence Edited by Ludo Cuyvers, Faculty of Applied Economics, University of Antwerp, Belgium
The impact of globalisation on social development is a critical issue for both developed and developing countries. In Globalisation and Social Development, leading experts investigate this from the perspective of European, and more specifically, Southeast Asian economies including Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Extent: 368 pp
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Publication Date: 2001
ISBN: 978 1 84064 468 5
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  • Asian Studies
  • Asian Social Policy
  • Economics and Finance
  • International Economics
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Comparative Social Policy
  • Economics of Social Policy
The impact of globalisation on social development is a critical issue for both developed and developing countries. In Globalisation and Social Development, leading experts investigate this from the perspective of European, and more specifically, Southeast Asian economies including Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.

The contributors provide a well documented, multi-disciplinary analysis of the relationship between globalisation and social development in regions which, in the last two decades, have relied heavily on an outward looking development strategy and on attracting FDI, and which have been severely hit by the Asian crisis. In order to substantiate their analysis, the contributors include case studies of company relocation to Southeast Asia. The effects of globalisation on compliance with core labour standards in the Asia Pacific are also explored.

Examining the complex link between globalisation and social development in Europe and Southeast Asia, Globalisation and Social Development will be welcomed by economists and social researchers with a specific interest in globalisation and Southeast Asian economies. Lecturers and scholars of international economics, international business and Asian business will also find the book to be of great interest.
‘There is much to commend in this collection of papers to those interested in both globalization per se as well as those interested in economic and social development in South-east Asia.’
– David N. Ashton, Asia Pacific Business Review
Contributors: F.T. Aldaba, T.N.N. Anh Thö, V. Charoenloet, C.S. Cheng, L. Cuyvers, T. De Meyer, N.T. Hung, L.A. Lanzona Jr., E. Lenart, P. Poocharoen, G. Rayp, H. Van Sebroeck
Contents: Globalisation and Social Development: An Introduction Part I: Europe 1. Globalisation and Wages in Industrial Countries 2. Globalisation, Employment and Wages 3. Globalisation and Relocation 4. Relocation from Industrial Countries to Asia Part II: Southeast Asia 5. ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Asia Pacific 6. Economic Crisis, Social Development and Challenges for the Trade Unions 7. Relocation to Thailand 8. Social Development and Globalisation 9. Globalisation and Social Development in the Philippines 10. International Business Relocation to the Philippines 11. FDI, Economic Growth and Social Equality in Vietnam Since the Later 1980s 12. Globalisation and the Reform of the Financial System in Vietnam 13. A Comparison of Social Conditions in Local and Joint Venture Companies in Vietnam Index