“Globalization is not new, nor is it a policy, it’s a process that has existed as long as man looked over the horizon, travelled and traded…
“Extreme inequality, corruption and environmental degradation threaten the stability and legitimacy of many developing countries’ regimes. Anti-globalization and anti-capitalist campaigners’ confidence has been emboldened due to the present economic crisis. Protectionist rhetoric is growing as are the arguments to control and regulate markets. Leaders are meeting to discuss how to face these problems and create a new international architecture. How did we get to this position? What should we do? What is it that determines why some contemporary states are successful while others have failed?
“Saving Globalization … answers these question by tracing the development of what Moore considers to be ‘the big ideas of history’: democracy, independent courts, the separation of church and state, property rights, independent courts, a professional civil service, and civil society…”
You can read glowing reviews of the book by clicking this link -- reviews by everyone from Madeleine Albright to Vaclav Havel to Bob Hawke to FT associate editor Martin Wolf. And for the next seven days you can listen to Moore being interviewed on Leighton Smith’s show at this link. Interview starts around 12 minutes in.