Intermestic domesticity

NOV GlobalizationGlobalization and the Distribution of Wealth: The Latin American Experience, 1982–2008
Arie M Kacowicz
2013, Cambridge University Press
248 pages, hardback


THE “intermestic” makes a comeback in this valuable examination of the relationship between globalization and inequality which takes Argentina as its main focus. Kacowicz argues that, globalization or not, national governments ultimately shape the response to social issues such as inequality. The state and governance make a big difference, mediating the picture that is so often formed of the unstoppable juggernaut of globalization that the social good will always be subservient to international market forces. The author develops an “intermestic” model to capture the interaction between the international and the domestic that puts the state, and its relations with society, firmly back at the heart of political analysis.