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  • ISBN: 9780856831959
  • Pages: 128pp
  • Size: 216mm x 138mm

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Author Details:

Dr Kamran Mofid has taught economics and business studies at various universities in the United Kingdom and Canada. He is the author of Development Planning in Iran, The Economic Consequences of the Gulf War and Promoting the Common Good: Bringing Economics and Theology Together Again

He is also the founder of the Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative and co-editor of the Journal of Globalisation for the Common Good.

Despite a vast increase in world trade and many achievements in science, technology, medicine, transportation and communications, the global economy faces gross disparities of income, both within and between nations, and environmental degradation.


Book Reviews:

‘remarkable book … the most interesting analysis I have read on this topic, as well as the proposal that is the most optimistic’
Stanley Krippner, Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco

‘a helpful and readable contribution to the whole debate about globalisation. This challenges the view that “there is no alternative” and helps us think about what that alternative might look like’
Christine Allen, Catholic Institute for International Relations, London

‘a visionary and humane critique of globalisation that merits broad and urgent attention. As an economist, he writes with particular conviction of the need to leaven an interests- and profits-based science of economics with considerations of justice and the common good’
James Piscatori, Professor of Islam and International Relations, Oxford

‘This is a good and highly readable book on an important theme. We need more of these tracts for our times, and the fleshing out of alternative strategies. Millions of lives depend on it’
John Gladwin, Bishop of Guildford in CHURCH TIMES


While recognising many of the benefits brought by globalisation, Dr Mofid places much of the blame for this association of progress with poverty on neo-classical economics. Modern economists, he argues, lack a moral vision of society and are misguided in their attempts to make economics a science devoid of value judgements – cluttered with jargon and maths, and deliberately inaccessible to the average person.

The book concludes with suggestions for reform.