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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742541665

ISBN-13: 9780742541665

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group 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, global warming and explains how these global developments affect people across the globe. 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, global warming and explains how these global developments affect people across the globe. Globalization does not have uniform consequences, the author 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 911, examining developments in the Middle East, from India to Israel, since 1947-48. 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 terror, and economic recession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742541665
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Globalizing Production in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan Chapter 2 Dollar Devaluations Chapter 3 Fighting Inflation Chapter 4 Debt Crisis and Globalization Chapter 5 Debt and Taxes Chapter 6 Dictatorship and Democracy Chapter 7 Falling Commodity Prices Chapter 8 The Rise of China Chapter 9 The Legacy of Partition in India and Pakistan: 1947-1948 Chapter 10 Partition in Palestine: 1948 Chapter 11 Revolution and War in Iran and Iraq: 1978-1980 Chapter 12 Revolution and War in Afghanistan Chapter 13 The Aftermath of 9/11 Chapter 14 Global Climate Change

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