Globalization in the Developing World: State Capacity, Social Fragmentation, and Embeddedness

  • Gina Lambright
  • Nicholas van de Walle
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Economic globalization has received a great deal of attention recently, both in the scholarly and journalistic press. An emerging conventional wisdom suggests that the process of economic globalization will necessarily increase political instability in developing countries. Many observers argue that the destructive forces of globalization cripple governments in developing countries by limiting or completely eliminating their economic policy options. They add that globalization carries with it increasing social and economic inequality that generate new pressures for these governments. Yet, is this necessarily the case? Precisely what is it about globalization that negatively affects political stability in developing countries? What attributes of developing countries make them more or less susceptible to the forces unleashed by globalization than their developed counterparts?


World Economy Latin American Country Economic Integration Political Instability Political Stability 
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  • Nicholas van de Walle

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