Field Guide To The Global Economy / Edition 2

Field Guide To The Global Economy / Edition 2

by Sarah Anderson, John Cavanagh, Thea Lee
     
 

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

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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:
05/23/2005
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
460,038
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: Corporate Globalization1
IWhat Is Economic Globalization4
IIWhat's New About the Global Economy?26
IIIGlobalization Claims36
IVWho's Driving Globalization64
VResponses to Globalization90
Conclusion: A Turning Point121
Notes123
App. 1128
App. 2130
Directory of Organizations133
Acknowledgments145

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