Virtuous Vice: Globalization

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Globalization is both a virtue and a vice. On balance it is beneficial to individuals, communities, nations, and the world economy. It facilitates the movement of goods and services, people, financial capital, and ideas. Overall, it creates wealth. Globalization does have vices, however, cultural clashes, environmental degradation, and displaced workers among them. The contributors to this volume contend that the give and play between the positive and negative sides of globalization will eventually result in a ...

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Overview

Globalization is both a virtue and a vice. On balance it is beneficial to individuals, communities, nations, and the world economy. It facilitates the movement of goods and services, people, financial capital, and ideas. Overall, it creates wealth. Globalization does have vices, however, cultural clashes, environmental degradation, and displaced workers among them. The contributors to this volume contend that the give and play between the positive and negative sides of globalization will eventually result in a smoother and more equitable process.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275968106
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/30/2004
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

SIAMACK SHOJAI is Dean of the School of Business and Economics at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh. He has authored many essays and journal articles and is the editor of three volumes on the oil industry, as well as global debt and budget deficits.

ROBERT CHRISTOPHERSON is Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Economics and Finance Department at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : the meaning of globalization and internationalization 3
2 Globalization : a virtuous mount or a contemptible vice? 11
3 International competitiveness of nations in a globalized economy 27
4 Globalized financial markets 37
5 Globalization and its impact on global income and wealth distribution 53
6 European integration and globalization : from European regionalism to globalization 63
7 The changing role of nation-states and their sovereignty 77
8 The role of nongovernmental organizations and intergovernmental organizations in the process of globalization 97
9 Globalization, internationalization, and the not-for-profit sector 109
10 Women in a globalized economy : is globalization gender blind? 125
11 Toward universalism? : human rights and cultural relativism in the globalization process 141
12 Globalization : the impact on the global environment 159
13 Business education in a globalized economy : the next millennium 177
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