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The United Nations Development Programme Discussion Paper No.4 titled 'Rival States, Rival Firms: Where Do People Fit In? The Global Unemployment Challenge', argued that unemployment world-wide was not simply a cyclical phenomenon, but arose from a chronic, structural shortfall in consumer demand on a global scale - itself due to various distortions that can be traced to a disconnect between a global market and separate. Perspectives on Globalization and Employment provides a fascinating array of opinions and perspectives on Discussion Paper No.4, from economists, development experts and employment specialists world-wide. Some responses resist the smaller role that labour markets are given in the new paradigm while others embrace the analysis but differ with some policy recommendations. Many perspectives illustrate the relevance of the global approach from the point of view of developing countries, however, some contributions also emphasize the important differences between developed and developing countries in matters of employment and unemployment.