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Approaches to Globalization and Inequality within the International System

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Approaches to Globalization and Inequality within the International System

Published: September 4, 2002

Accelerating Globalization and rising Inequality were two strong tendencies emerging from the 1990s. This paper examines the relationship between these trends—in particular, the possibility that globalization is causing the rise in inequality. The paper surveys the rapidly growing literature and attempts to distinguish areas of consensus and issues on which there is disagreement. It also compares and contrasts the approaches to these issues in various international organizations.

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