|Taming Global Financial Flows
A Citizen’s Guide
ISBN 984 05 1533 0 2000 256pp 215x136mm PB Tk.400.00 US$25.00
The global financial system, this book argues, is in turmoil. Financial liberalization has led to phasing out of regulatory mechanisms over the movement of huge sums involved in currency speculations, new financial products, offshore financial centers, secretive hedge funds and ‘hot money’ flows to emerging markets. The result is a degree of volatility in financial markets which threatens the orderly running of notional economies. This book explains and analyses the constantly changing and complex world of global financial flows, and calls for radical reforms in a system that is now more susceptible to the whims of market sentiment than the economic policies of governments. The author enunciates certain guiding principles in order to create a more stable international financial architecture and recommends a series of concrete measures. This most timely and useful follow-up to his very successful previous book, The Globalization of Finance: A Citizen’s Guide, contributes greatly to public understanding of the intricacies of global finance and to the possibilities of effective action by peoples’ movements campaigning for a more just and sound financial system.
“We can always count on Kavaljit Singh for lucid and hard-hitting analysis. This book is no exception.”
- Susan George
“Kavaljit Singh has mode a difficult subject intelligible to ordinary citizens, and in a very readable way he has mapped out the progressive alternatives for bringing international finance under, democratic control.”
- Edward Herman
“Singh is to be congratulated… an up-to-date critical assessment of financial globalization.”
- David Felix
“…should be made compulsory reading for finance ministers, central economic policy makers... learned international experts.”
- Arun Ghosh
Kavaljit Singh is the Coordinator of the Public Interest Research Centre in New Delhi He has been writing on global finance and developmental issues in journals and newspapers in India and abroad. He is the author of The Globalization of Finance: A Citizen’s Guide (DAGA, IPSR Books, Madhyam Books and Zed Books, 1999). Apart from several English language editions, the book has been translated and published in nine Asian languages. His previous books on foreign capital include TNCs and India (with Jed Greer, PIRG, 1995) and The Reality of foreign Investments (Madhyam Books, 1997).