Understanding Globalization: The Social Consequences of Political, Economic, and Environmental Change / Edition 3

Understanding Globalization: The Social Consequences of Political, Economic, and Environmental Change / Edition 3

by Robert K. Schaeffer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742541657

ISBN-13: 9780742541658

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

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:
9780742541658
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Acronymsxiii
Introductionxv
1Globalizing Production in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan1
2Dollar Devaluations35
3Fighting Inflation61
4Debt Crisis and Globalization79
5Debt and Taxes103
6Dictatorship and Democracy123
7Falling Commodity Prices157
8The Rise of China193
Collateral Damage: The Causes and Consequences of 9/11221
9The Legacy of Partition in India and Pakistan: 1947-1948223
10Partition in Palestine: 1948235
11Revolution and War in Iran and Iraq: 1978-1980255
12Revolution and War in Afghanistan271
13The Aftermath of 9/11281
14Global Climate Change293
Index321
About the Author329

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