People Before Profit / Edition 1

People Before Profit / Edition 1

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by Charles Derber
     
 

Has globalization failed us? The promises of economic stability, increased prosperity, and cultural cooperation seem more like a pipe dream than ever before. But rather than stop globalization, Charles Derber challenges us to rewrite its rules in order to fulfill its potential as an agent of democracy and global harmony. In this provocative and optimistic work, one

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Overview

Has globalization failed us? The promises of economic stability, increased prosperity, and cultural cooperation seem more like a pipe dream than ever before. But rather than stop globalization, Charles Derber challenges us to rewrite its rules in order to fulfill its potential as an agent of democracy and global harmony. In this provocative and optimistic work, one of the first examinations of globalization after September 11, 2001, Derber argues that only a democratic cure--begun at the grassroots level--will end global terror and economic insecurity. People Before Profit provides an essential understanding of our world economy as well as a practical guide for building a stable and more equitable global community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312306700
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Derber, a noted social critic, is a Professor of Sociology at Boston College. He is the author of eight books including Corporation Nation and The Wilding of America. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: 911 globe1
1Globalization's Ghosts23
2Three Myths35
3One World Under Business59
4The American Umpire80
5The WTO and the Constitution105
6The UN, the Barbershop, and Global Democracy127
7A Global New Deal143
8People Power170
9Sleepless in Seattle199
10Global Democracy as Antiterrorism234
Epilogue: What To Do Right Now271
Notes285
Index308

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