Field Guide To The Global Economy / Edition 2

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Overview

This fully updated and expanded second edition of The Field Guide to the Global Economy presents the latest facts to help make sense of the rapidly changing international economy. Illustrated throughout with charts, graphs, and cartoons, the book documents new trends, including the foreign “outsourcing” of U.S. service jobs, as well as the increasing influence of mega-firms like Wal-Mart and labor union-free China on workers around the globe.

Published in conjunction with the Institute for Policy Studies, an independent research institute based in Washington, D.C., this accessible guide explains how global institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and North American Free Trade Agreement affect communities, workers, the poor, and the environment. The book dispels the widely disseminated propaganda about current globalization policies and provides an update on the burgeoning movement that is challenging them, from Bolivian water warriors to U.S. student anti-sweatshop activists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565849563
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/23/2005
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 806,701
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Sarah Anderson, director of IPS’s Global Economy Project, sits on the Alliance for Responsible Trade steering committee. She lives in Washington, D.C.

John Cavanagh, director of IPS, was formerly an economist at the UN Conference on Trade and Development and the World Health Organization. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Thea Lee is assistant director for international economics at the AFL-CIO’s Public Policy Department. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: Corporate Globalization 1
I What Is Economic Globalization 4
II What's New About the Global Economy? 26
III Globalization Claims 36
IV Who's Driving Globalization 64
V Responses to Globalization 90
Conclusion: A Turning Point 121
Notes 123
App. 1 128
App. 2 130
Directory of Organizations 133
Acknowledgments 145
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