Globalization

A Short History
Author: Jürgen Osterhammel,Niels P. Petersson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691133956
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 182
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'Globalization' has become a popular buzzword for explaining today's world. The expression achieved terminological stardom in the 1990s and was soon embraced by the general public and integrated into numerous languages. This text makes the case that globalization is not so new after all.

Globalization and Its Discontents


Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393071078
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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This powerful, unsettling book gives us a rare glimpse behind the closed doors of global financial institutions by the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics. When it was first published, this national bestseller quickly became a touchstone in the globalization debate. Renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz had a ringside seat for most of the major economic events of the last decade, including stints as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist at the World Bank. Particularly concerned with the plight of the developing nations, he became increasingly disillusioned as he saw the International Monetary Fund and other major institutions put the interests of Wall Street and the financial community ahead of the poorer nations. Those seeking to understand why globalization has engendered the hostility of protesters in Seattle and Genoa will find the reasons here. While this book includes no simple formula on how to make globalization work, Stiglitz provides a reform agenda that will provoke debate for years to come. Rarely do we get such an insider's analysis of the major institutions of globalization as in this penetrating book. With a new foreword for this paperback edition.

Globalization

The Human Consequences
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745656951
Category: Political Science
Page: 136
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'Globalization' is a word that is currently much in use. This book is an attempt to show that there is far more to globalization than its surface manifestations. Unpacking the social roots and social consequences of globalizing processes, this book disperses some of the mist that surrounds the term. Alongside the emerging planetary dimensions of business, finance, trade and information flow, a 'localizing', space-fixing process is set in motion. What appears as globalization for some, means localization for many others; signalling new freedom for some, globalizing processes appear as uninvited and cruel fate for many others. Freedom to move, a scarce and unequally distributed commodity, quickly becomes the main stratifying factor of our times. Neo-tribal and fundamentalist tendencies are as legitimate offspring of globalization as the widely acclaimed 'hybridization' of top culture - the culture at the globalized top. A particular reason to worry is the progressive breakdown in communication between the increasingly global and extra- territorial elites and ever more 'localized' majority. The bulk of the population, the 'new middle class', bears the brunt of these problems, and suffers uncertainty, anxiety and fear as a result. This book is a major contribution to the unfolding debate about globalization, and as such will be of interest to students and professionals in sociology, human geography and cultural issues.

Globalization

What's New
Author: Zygmunt Bauman,Nicholas Sun-ke Pang
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231134590
Category: Political Science
Page: 279
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With contributions from some of globalization's cheer-leaders (David Dollar), its most vocal critics (Joseph E. Stiglitz), and those in between, this collection of essays analyzes globalization's impact on wages and the environment; the degree to which foreign aid helps developing countries; the failures of global governance; immigration; and how foreign investments can wreak havoc on a nation's economy.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Manfred Steger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199662665
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 151
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Explores globalization from economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental perspectives, discussing the major causes and consequences of globalization and whether it is a good or bad phenomenon.

Globalization

The Return of Borders to a Borderless World?
Author: Yale H. Ferguson,Richard W. Mansbach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136327029
Category: Political Science
Page: 328
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Written by two leading scholars of global politics, Globalization: the return of borders to a borderless world? is a major new book for students of globalization. It describes and explains globalization and its origins, and examines its future in light of key recent political and global trends and events. The text: identifies the different political, economic, technological, and cultural meanings of globalization examines its historical origins from the ancient past through the Cold War and into the twenty-first century describes the multiple attributes and consequences of globalization including its effect on the sovereignty of the nation state discusses recent trends such as the increased use of social media and events like the Arab Spring assesses the normative implications of globalization analyzes the challenges to globalization posed by contemporary events such as the global financial crisis. This book will be essential reading for all students of globalization, and will be of great interest to students of global politics and global governance.

Globalization


Author: Donald J. Boudreaux
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313342134
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 162
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Introduces globalization, describing its history and importance in the present era, and discusses such economic concepts as free trade, jobs and wages, balance of trade, trade deficits, and key financial institutions.

Language and Globalization

An Autoethnographic Approach
Author: Maryam Borjian
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315394618
Category:
Page: N.A
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In this collection of real-life, personal narratives on the theme of language and globalization, scholars from a range of different sub-disciplines of linguistics, time periods, and geographical spaces throughout the world examine the interaction and intersectionality of languages and globalization and the implications of such interactions for world languages and cultures. A feature of the book is the application of autoethnography as its underlying approach/method, in which contributors draw on their own lived experiences (of life, scholarship, and work) to investigate and reflect on linguistic globalization and its issues and challenges against the backdrop of the globalized world of the 21st century.

How Soccer Explains the World

An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
Author: Franklin Foer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061864706
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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“An eccentric, fascinating exposé of a world most of us know nothing about.” —The New York Times Book Review "An insightful, entertaining, brainiac sports road trip." —The Wall Street Journal "Foer’s skills as a narrator are enviable. His characterizations… are comparable to those in Norman Mailer's journalism." —The Boston Globe A groundbreaking work—named one of the five most influential sports books of the decade by Sports Illustrated—How Soccer Explains the World is a unique and brilliantly illuminating look at soccer, the world’s most popular sport, as a lens through which to view the pressing issues of our age, from the clash of civilizations to the global economy.

Manias, Panics and Crashes

A History of Financial Crises, Sixth Edition
Author: Charles P. Kindleberger,Robert Z. Aliber
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230365353
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 356
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Selected as one of the best investment books of all time by the Financial Times, Manias, Panics and Crashes puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. Here is a vivid and entertaining account of how reckless decisions and a poor handling of money have led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering topics such as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book has been hailed as "a true classic . . . both timely and timeless." In this new, updated sixth edition, Kindleberger and Aliber expand upon the ideas presented in the previous edition to bring the history of the financial crisis up-to-date. It now includes two new chapters that provide an in-depth analysis of the causes, consequences and policy responses to the first global crisis of the 21st century, the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008. In addition, these new chapters also cover significant crises of the last fifteen years. The authors offer valuable lessons that will allow the reader to successfully navigate the financial crises of today and ones that lie ahead.

The End of Globalization

lessons from the Great Depression
Author: Harold JAMES,Harold James
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674039087
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Globalization is here. Signified by an increasingly close economic interconnection that has led to profound political and social change around the world, the process seems irreversible. In this book, however, Harold James provides a sobering historical perspective, exploring the circumstances in which the globally integrated world of an earlier era broke down under the pressure of unexpected events. James examines one of the great historical nightmares of the twentieth century: the collapse of globalism in the Great Depression. Analyzing this collapse in terms of three main components of global economics--capital flows, trade, and international migration--James argues that it was not simply a consequence of the strains of World War I but resulted from the interplay of resentments against all these elements of mobility, as well as from the policies and institutions designed to assuage the threats of globalism. Could it happen again? There are significant parallels today: highly integrated systems are inherently vulnerable to collapse, and world financial markets are vulnerable and unstable. While James does not foresee another Great Depression, his book provides a cautionary tale in which institutions meant to save the world from the consequences of globalization--think WTO and IMF, in our own time--ended by destroying both prosperity and peace.

Globalization and Inequality


Author: Elhanan Helpman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674988930
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 232
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Globalization is not the primary cause of rising inequality. That is the conclusion of this penetrating study by Elhanan Helpman, a leading expert on international trade. If we wish to curb inequality while protecting what is best about globalization, he shows, we must start with a clear view of how globalization does, and does not, shape our world.

Globalization and the Environment


Author: Peter Christoff,Robyn Eckersley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442221496
Category: Political Science
Page: 268
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This book by two leading scholars offers the first systematic analysis of the relationship between globalization and the environment from the early Modern period to the present. Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley develop a broad conceptual framework for understanding the globalization of environmental problems and the highly uneven, often faltering, international political response. The authors develop linkages between economic globalization and environmental degradation and explore a range of key global environmental problems—focusing on the two most challenging of all: climate change and biodiversity loss. Finally, they critically explore the challenges of environmental governance in a world defined by global capitalism and sovereign states. Providing a normative framework for evaluating global environmental governance, they suggest alternative institutional and policy responses. Through a rich set of case studies, this powerful book will help readers grasp the systemic causes of global environmental degradation as well as the myriad opportunities for reform of global environmental governance.

The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy


Author: Dani Rodrik
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393341283
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 346
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Discusses how democracy and national self-determination cannot be pursued simultaneously with economic globalization and instead promotes customizable globalization with international rules to achieve balanced prosperity.

Sociology of Globalization

Cultures, Economies, and Politics
Author: Keri E. Iyall Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429972717
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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A rich collection of diverse voices, Sociology of Globalization examines the processes of globalization as well as its impact on people around the world. It looks beyond the headlines, stereotypes, and hype and features a balanced selection of classic scholarship and theory, cutting-edge research, and engaging journalism. Key pieces from prominent scholars, journalists, and theorists will resonate with students, stretch the classroom into their daily lives, and give the study of globalization concrete meaning. Each of three sections (culture, economy, and politics) begins with an original introduction from the editor which familiarizes readers with essential themes and concepts and provides necessary context for the readings that follow. Useful resources for further research, including websites, films, and class exercises, are also provided to exemplify and add relevance to major topics. Accessible and expansive, this is the ideal primary reader or supplement for undergraduate courses on the sociology of globalization.

The Virtuous Vice

Globalization
Author: Siamack Shojai,Robert W. Christopherson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275968106
Category: Education
Page: 204
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Looks at the cultural, political, social, and economic impacts of globalization and internationalization.

Deviant Globalization

Black Market Economy in the 21st Century
Author: Nils Gilman,Jesse Goldhammer,Steven Weber
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441178104
Category: Political Science
Page: 299
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Globalization


Author: Sara M. Hamilton
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781604531091
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Examines numerous viewpoints on the topic of globalization.

The Great Convergence


Author: Richard Baldwin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067466048X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 329
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From 1820 to 1990 the share of world income going to today’s wealthy nations soared from 20% to 70%. That share has recently plummeted. Richard Baldwin shows how the combination of high tech with low wages propelled industrialization in developing nations, deindustrialization in developed nations, and a commodity supercycle that is petering out.