Understanding Globalization: The Social Consequences of Political, Economic, and Environmental Change / Edition 2

Understanding Globalization: The Social Consequences of Political, Economic, and Environmental Change / Edition 2

by Robert K. Schaeffer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 074251997X

ISBN-13: 9780742519978

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This best-selling book examines the political, economic, and environmental changes that affect people's lives in the United States and around the world. It uses a narrative approach to explain the origins of debt crisis, democratization, and global warming, and explains how these global developments affect people everywhere. Globalization does not have uniform

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This best-selling book examines the political, economic, and environmental changes that affect people's lives in the United States and around the world. It uses a narrative approach to explain the origins of debt crisis, democratization, and global warming, and explains how these global developments affect people everywhere. Globalization does not have uniform consequences, Robert K. Schaeffer argues, but instead has different meanings for people in diverse social and economic settings. This new edition features an explanation for the rise of China as a global economic power and a special section on the origins of September 11, which traces developments in the Middle East, from India to Israel since 1947-1948. It concludes with an analysis of the "collateral damage" associated with the attacks of September 11, 2001: invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the war on terrorism, and economic recession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742519978
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Theories of Globalization Chapter 2 Globalizing Production in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan Chapter 3 Dollar Devaluations Chapter 4 Fighting Inflation Chapter 5 Debt Crisis and Globalization Chapter 6 Falling Commodity Prices Chapter 7 Technology, Food, and Hunger Chapter 8 Global Climate Change Chapter 9 Free Trade Agreements Chapter 10 The Emergence of a Global Environmental Movement Chapter 11 Dictatorship and Democracy Chapter 12 Division and War in Yugoslavia Chapter 13 Mafias and the Global Drug Trade Chapter 14 Index

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