Global Tensions: Challenges and Opportunities in the World Economy

Global Tensions: Challenges and Opportunities in the World Economy

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ISBN-13: 9780415934411
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Lourdes Beneria is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Women's Studies at Cornell University. She lives in Ithaca, New York, and is the author of the forthcoming Routledge title Gender, Development and Globalization: Economics as if People Mattered (2003).
Savitri Bisnath received her PhD from Cornell University and currently works for an international philanthropic organization.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Lourdes Beneria and Savitri Bisnath
Section I: Globalization and Global Governance
1. Towards a stark utopia? New constitutionalism and the politics of globalization, Stephen Gill
2. Tax Distortion in the Global Economy, Howard Wachtel
3. Human Rights and Corporate Profits: the UN Global Compact - Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?, Diane Elson
4. Cross-Border Externalities and International Public Goods: Implications for Aid Agencies, Ravi Kanbur
Section II: North-South Tensions
5. Financial Sector Liberalization and the Asian Financial Crisis: The IFIs Got it Wrong Twice, Iwan J. Azis
6. Developing Countries and the New Financial Architecture, Stephanie Griffith-Jones
7. Globalization: Eight Crises of Social Protection, Guy Standing
Section III: The Politics of International Trade
8. Biotechnology and Food Security: Profiting on Insecurity?, Philip McMichael
9. The WTO, GATS and TPRM: Servicing Liberalization and Eroding Equity Goals?, Savitri Bisnath
10. Labour Standards, Women's Rights, Basic Needs: Challenges to Collective Action in a Globalizing World, Naila Kabeer
11. Contesting Global Trade Rules: Social Movements and the World Trade Organization, Marc Williams Section IV: Gender, Globalization and Development
12. Utilizing Interdisciplinarity to Analyze Global Socio-economic Change: A Tribute to Ester Boserup, Irene Tinker
13. Development and Productive Deprivation: Male Patriarchal Relations in Business Families and their Implications for Women in S. India, Barbara Harriss-White
14. Promoting Women's Capabilities, Martha Nussbaum
Section V: Urban and Global Linkages
15. The Global City: StrategicSite/New Frontier, Saskia Sassen 16. Urban Tensions: Globalization, Industrial Restructuring, and the Post-metropolitan Transition, Edward Soja
17. Urban Transport and Structural Tensions in Developing Countries, Eduardo Vasconcellos

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