This book examines how consistent the post-war process of globalisation has been with the basic requisites of sustainable development. The book provides an interpretation of post-war globalisation with a special emphasis on the last quarter of the twentieth century, in order to assess its sustainability, and argues that the polarisation of public opinion into support of either globalisation or sustainable development has not helped an understanding of the issues, and that the confrontation should be abandoned. The book provides a more balanced discussion of the issues involved in global sustainability.
ALESSANDRO VERCELLI is Full Professor of Economics at the University of Siena, Italy. He is Vice President of the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association. He is author and editor of several books and articles in the fields of economic policy, economic methodology, cycle theory and environmental economics. SIMONE BORGHESI is Assistant Professor at the University of Pescara, Italy. He has worked at the International Monetary Fund, Washington, and at the Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei, Milan. He is author of several articles in the fields of international, development and environmental economics.