Annotated bibliography on the effects of globalisation on Colombia

Ball, Jeniffer, A. “The Effects of Neoliberal Structural Adjustment on Women’s Relative Employment in Latin America.” International Journal of Social Economics 31, no. 10 (2004): 974 – 987. Doi:10.1108/03068290410555426

The author, in this article, demonstrates the adverse effect of neoliberal ideals on employment by comparing the women’s unemployment rate in Latin American countries that pursued neoliberal ideals aggressively with those that discarded the ideals. Through such analysis, the article contributes critical information to assess how globalization affected the economic outcomes in Colombia. The article’s credibility arises from its publishing in a peer-reviewed journal.

Browitt, Jeff. “Capital Punishment: The Fragmentation of Colombia and the Crisis of the Nation-state.” Third World Quarterly 22, no. 6 (2001): 1063 – 1078.

In this journal article, the author highlights how globalisation forces such as neoliberal ideas advanced by Bretton woods institutions have affected Colombian economy adversely. For instance, the author highlights how such policies have eliminated safeguards for the lower class thus resulting into conflicts that have led to the fragmentation of the country. The article is published in a peer-reviewed journal and thus a credible source that offers insight into the economic and social impacts of globalisation in Colombia.

Fischer, Stanley. “Globalization and Its Challenges,” The American Economic Review 93, no. 2 (2003): 1 – 30.

Fisher highlights the challenges that globalization has presented covering the effects of neoliberal policies on the developing economies. Such a discussion highlights how globalization has affected Colombia with respect to economic factors hence relevant to the topic that the essay discusses.

Golob, Urša, Klement Podnar and Marko Lah. “Social Economy and Social Responsibility: Alternatives to Global Anarchy of Neoliberalism,” International Journal of Social Economics 36, no. 5 (2009): 626-640. Doi:10.1108/03068290910954068

In proposing an alternative to neoliberalism ideal, Golob et al. highlight how neoliberal principles have worsened economic conditions in developing economies. Published in a peer-reviewed journal, the article offers credible information for assessing economic effects of globalisation in Colombia.

Higginbottom, Addy “Globalization, Violence and the Return of the Enclave to Colombia,” Development 48, no. 3 (2005): 121-125,

Apart from highlighting how neoliberal policies have reduced social safeguards in Colombia, Higginbottom also highlights how the policies have facilitated an enhanced inequality in society. Accordingly, the article links the economic effects of globalisation to the social effects thus presenting relevant information for consideration in the topic discussed in the essay.

Lee III, Rensselaer W. and Francisco E. Thoumi, “The Political-Criminal Nexus in Columbia.” Trends in Organized Crime 5, no. 2 (2005): 59 – 84

In the journal article, the author identifies the link between organised-crime organisations such as drug cartels and the political environment in Colombia. Such links between the non-state actors, whose power has been developed through their trans-national activities, and political systems imply that globalisation has contributed to the detriment of social organisation in the country. The credibility of the article as a source of information for the current essay arises from its publication in a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal.

Mason, Ann C. “Authority Alternatives on the Periphery: Vignettes from Colombia,” International Political Science Review 26, no. 1 (2005): 37-54.

This journal article discusses the multiplicity of centres of authority in Columbia and the contribution of globalisation to such multiplicity. The article’s credibility derives from its publishing in a peer-reviewed journal and the credentials of the author. The author is a professor of political science in a Colombian university. By discussing the forces that have contributed to a multiple authority arrangement in Colombia, the author contributes to the topic of how globalisation has affected mechanisms of social order in Colombia thus presenting relevant information to the study of social effects of globalisation in Colombia.

Viotti, Paul R., and Mark V. Kauppi. International Relations and World Politics: Security, Economy, Identity. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2009.

In this book, Viotti and Kauppi discuss the modern trends that shape the emerging world order. They note of how globalisation and crises of authority have become the predominant trends that act on institutions of authority to influence security and economic outcomes of various regions. With respect to Colombia, the authors note of how high prevalence of drug organizations have eroded the authority of the state as a representative of social organisation. Thus, the book provides relevant information on how globalisation has affected Colombia’s social environment.

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