The Global Trap: Globalization and the Assault on Prosperity and Democarcy

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Library Journal
One of the preoccupying themes of this book is the question of what it means to be a human being in a global society. In an era that has seen the rise of multinational corporations, the fall of communism, and the decline of traditional religions and cultures, this work makes a significant contribution to our understanding of how the world has worked, is working, and will work in the next century. A key question the authors ask is, What really changed for ordinary people? On the surface, it seems, very little indeed. But lurking below the surface, the global socioeconomic system has been ripping the heart out of the global village. Perhaps the more pointed criticism of the global socioeconomic-political system is that it is always swayed by its own vested interests and values. It is hard to find anything to complain about in this excellent book. The one thing that will probably strike American readers the most here is the absolute triumph of unbridled capitalism. The authors are journalists for the German magazine Der Spiegel. Highly recommended for all large collections on global economy, sociology, and futurism.John Xanthopoulos, Palm Beach Community Coll., Fla.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856495301
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Pages: 269
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

A note of thanks
1 The 20:80 Society. World rulers en route to a different civilization 1
2 Everything is everywhere. Globalization and global disintegration 12
3 Dictatorship with limited liability. Playing pool on the world money market 40
4 The law of the wolves. The jobs crisis and the new transnationals 96
5 Comforting lies. The myth of locational factors and the fairness of globalization 139
6 Sauve qui peut: but who still can? The disappearing middle classes and the rise of radical seducers 163
7 Perpetrators or victims? The poor global players and the welcoming back of compulsion 184
8 Who does the state belong to? The decline of politics and the future of national sovereignty 196
9 An end to disorientation. How to get out of the dead end 227
Ten ways to prevent the 20:80 society 241
Notes 244
Index 257
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