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Do your students understand the global economy? This guide, written by a nationally known teacher of economics, provides a clearly explained, engagingly presented introduction to the global economy and a wealth of the most recent information, statistics, and primary materials on all aspects of the topic. Written specifically for students, the guide includes a narrative discussion defining and discussing the global economy in its historical and contemporary context; a variety of essays on a number of important aspects of the global economy; a timeline of events; a selection of important recent primary documents for critical thinking assignments and research papers; a glossary of selected terms; and a useful annotated research guide of books, films and videos, and recommended Web sites. This guide is a must purchase for school and public libraries and classrooms.
A variety of materials makes this an indispensable tool for students. In addition to a thorough narrative discussion of the global economy in its historical and contemporary context, O'Connor provides four essays with specific examples and many charts, tables and statistics, as well as published editorial cartoons from nationally known political cartoonist Bob Englehart of The Hartford Courant, on these topics: international trade and regional trade organizations; multinational corporations; the have and have not countries; and global challenges for the 21st century. Fifteen prmary documents published in the last few years offer a variety of viewpoints on the global economy, from the Economist's Case for Globalization to the role of NGOs, the position of labor organizations, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, and the President's Economic Report for 2000—all of which will stimulate critical thinking skills. The annotated research guide provides needed print sources and Web sites for further research, as well as recommended films and videos for classroom use.
A Timeline of Key Events in the Global Economy: 1900 to 2010
Common Abbreviations in the Global Economy
The Global Economy: An Introduction
International Trade: Spinning the Web, Part 1
Multinational Coporations: Spinning the Web, Part 2
Gaps in the Global Web: The "Have" and the "Have Not" Countries
A Planet at Risk: Global Challenges for the 21st Century
Primary Documents on the Global Economy