Not pessimism, but optimism in action. What can Third World governments do in the face of the globalization juggernaut? Martin Khor sets out practical proposals for action nationally and internationally to shape globalization. His book explains the economic globalization process; shows how globalization is failing to reduce poverty; criticises the West for dominating international policy; exposes the flaws in ‘one size fits all’ policy prescriptions; argues that the South must be given room for manoeuvre; and proposes innovative and realistic policies for the South. He concludes that the whole prospect of rapid, just and diversified development in the South, on which prosperity, an end to mass poverty and the future of the environment, all depend, is at stake.