Globalization, poverty, and the North-South divide

Arie M. Kacowicz*

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Globalization is a shorthand for a cluster of interrelated changes such as economic, ideological, technological, political and cultural while poverty is a loaded concept in the social sciences. Several logical links were proposed between the two. First, globalization causes and deepens poverty and inequality both within and among nations. Second, it is considered to be the potential solution and cure to the problem of poverty. Addressing the implications of these links, it contains two dimensions which are normative and practical. Meanwhile, in addressing the links between the globalization and poverty within the North-south divide, the divisions between developed and less-developed countries does not correlate with a concomitant ideological debate about the merits and pitfalls of globalization.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)565-580
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Studies Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007


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