Globalization and the South

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Author: Caroline Thomas,Peter Wilkin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312175641

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

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This volume brings together a group of authors who share a common concern with the effects of globalization on the South. Included among these effects is the accelerating erosion of the social, economic and political significance of the territorial distinction on which the terms South and North are founded. The authors' aim is explicit: to offer a unique perspective on globalization which places the transformation of the South and the renewed global organization of inequality at the heart of our understanding of the global order.

Globalization and International Political Economy

The Politics of Alternative Futures

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Author: Mark Rupert,M. Scott Solomon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742529434

Category: Political Science

Page: 175

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The politics of globalization include nation-states pursuing power, multinational firms seeking profits for their shareholders, coalitions and networks attempting to promote particular visions of future possible worlds, resistance groups ranging from the non-violent to the murderous, and ordinary people struggling to feed their families and secure their futures in a rapidly changing world. Globalization and International Political Economy examines processes of globalizing capitalism and the complex politics which are emerging from it—processes and struggles which will determine the shape of our world in the 21st century.

Globalization and Governance in the International Political Economy

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Author: Hacio?lu, Ümit

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466646403

Category: Political Science

Page: 435

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"This book investigates the impact of diverse cultures on the development and actualization of global economic entities, exploring advanced methods and best practices for the effective utilization and management of financial organizations within a globalized political context"--Provided by publisher.

Globalization and the rural environment

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Author: Otto Thomas Solbrig,Francesco Di Castri

Publisher: Harvard Univ David Rockefeller

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 535

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As the world transitions from an industrial society to an information society, agriculture has undergone a dramatic transformation. Food production in the 20th century was transformed by three revolutions: first mechanical, then genetic, and finally chemical. Now, in the 21st century, agriculture is going through at least two more revolutions: an information technology revolution leading to precision farming, and a biotechnology revolution leading to genetically engineered crops. Organized by Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies with the collaboration of the Scientific Committee for Problems of the Environment, this interdisciplinary volume examines the impact of a variety of new technological, social, and economic trends on the rural environment.

The Arab Spring in the Global Political Economy

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Author: L. Talani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137272198

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

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Although it is still early for an established academic account of the motivations behind the dramatic events in the Arab world in 2010/11, Leila Simona Talani believes that it is about time to try and place this issue into the broader picture of the latest changes in the global political economy.

The Limits to Capital in Spain

Crisis and Revolt in the European South

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Author: G. Charnock,T. Purcell,R. Ribera-Fumaz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137319941

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

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Spain is at the epicentre of a crisis that threatens the future of the Eurozone. This book explains the deep historical and structural roots of the current crisis in Spain. It analyses the nexus between European circuits of financial capital, urbanisation, and the emergent dynamics of state austerity and popular revolt.

The South in International Economic Regimes

Whose Globalization?

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Author: S. Maswood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230626270

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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Maswood examines the trade and regulatory structures that inhibit the capacity of developing countries to improve their economic conditions. In particular, the book looks at institutional structures of the WTO and examines the Doha Round negotiations to assess their success for developing countries. Developing countries have heightened expectations that these first WTO trade negotiations will deliver improved outcomes in their interest, and the book looks at difficulties in the negotiating process and prospects for global multilateralism.

The Global Political Economy of the Household in Asia

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Author: J. Elias,S. Gunawardana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137338903

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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The household has traditionally been neglected in studies of Asian political economy. While there is an emergent literature that looks at this relationship, to date, it is fragmented. The contributors consider how the household economy has increasingly been incorporated into development planning and policy making within both states and multilateral development agencies. They examine the social consequences of the tendency to view households as marketizable spaces, and explore how the household economy relates to broader structures of industrial production in the region. With case studies on Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and China, they provide a comprehensive picture of the centrality of the household economy to ongoing processes and struggles associated with the continuous economic transformation of the region.

Financialization and Government Borrowing Capacity in Emerging Markets

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Author: I. Hardie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230370268

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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Hardie investigates the link between the financialization – defined as the ability to trade risk – and the capacity of emerging market governments to borrow from private markets. He considers the government bond markets in Brazil, Lebanon and Turkey and includes interviews with 126 financial market actors.

Regionalism Across the North/South Divide

State Strategies and Globalization

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Author: Jean Grugel,Wil Hout

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134717199

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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In contrast to most studies of regionalism, Grugel and Hout focus on countries not currently at the core of the global economy, including Brazil and Mercosur, Chile, South East Asia, China, South Africa, the Maghreb, Turkey and Australia. What seems clear from this original analysis is that far from being peripheral, these countries are forming regional power blocs of their own, which could go on to hold the balance of power in the new world order.

Rethinking Globalization

Critical Issues and Policy Choices

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Author: Kok Peng Khor,Martin Khor

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842770559

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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What can Third World governments do in the face of the globalisation juggernaut? Khor sets out practical proposals for action both nationally and at the international level to shape globalisation to particular circumstances and priorities.

Natural Resources and Social Conflict

Towards Critical Environmental Security

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Author: M. Schnurr,L. Swatuk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137002468

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

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This volume brings together international scholars reflecting on the theory and practice of international security, human security, natural resources and environmental change. It contributes by 'centring the margins' and privileging alternative conceptions and understandings of environmental (in)security.

Handbook on the Globalization of the World Economy

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Author: Amnon Levy-Livermore

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781954263

Category: Political Science

Page: 748

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'. . . it offers expanded coverage of issues from pure international economics to certain aspects of political economy. . . . the present book is a fine work and certainly makes a valuable contribution to the growing list of books addressing globalization. Students of globalization and last but not least practitioners and politicians, as well as diplomats working in international organizations, can learn from it.' – Marjan Svetlicic, Journal of International Relations and Development This authoritative Handbook provides a thorough account and analysis of the important issues relating to the globalization of the international economy. The increasing interdependence of the world's economies has caused a breakdown in national economic boundaries and a freer access to goods, services and labour. This comprehensive book, written by experts in the field, addresses major issues associated with this international economic integration. This reference work considers: • global growth including inequality, saving, foreign direct investment, external debt and multinational corporations • regionalization and globalization of trade such as the role of international institutions, external economies of scale and trading blocs • transition to market economies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and East Asia • internationalization and integration of markets including the financial, capital, labour and agricultural markets • global environmental and resource problems including transboundary pollution, the implication of North-South trade for natural resource depletion and environmental degradation, and the impact of energy markets on global growth, pollution and economic stability.

Ungleichheit in kapitalistischen Gesellschaften

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Author: Boike Rehbein,Jessé Souza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783779929475

Category: Capitalism

Page: 228

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Long description: Das Buch legt eine neue Theorie sozialer Ungleichheit in Gegenwartsgesellschaften vor. Es stützt sich auf eigene empirische Forschung auf drei Kontinenten und argumentiert, dass Ungleichheit bisher unzureichend verstanden wurde, weil ausschließlich westliche Gesellschaften Grundlage der Interpretation waren. Das vorliegende Buch betrachtet Gesellschaft nicht als funktionales oder ökonomisches System, sondern als sinnhafte Praxis. Es zeigt auf, dass und wie die symbolische Vermittlung von Macht die strukturelle Wurzel der Ungleichheit bildet. Das Buch legt eine neue Theorie sozialer Ungleichheit in Gegenwartsgesellschaften auf der Basis empirischer Forschung auf drei Kontinenten vor. Es betrachtet Gesellschaft nicht als funktionales oder ökonomisches System, sondern als sinnhafte Praxis. Die zentrale These lautet, dass die symbolische Vermittlung von Macht die strukturelle Wurzel der Ungleichheit bildet. Die symbolische Welt kapitalistischer Gesellschaften zeichnet sich dadurch aus, dass sie wissenschaftlich begründet ist, Ungleichheit als meritokratisches Resultat der Konkurrenz gleicher Individuen erscheinen lässt und die überlieferte symbolische Ungleichheit zwischen Klassen von Menschen dadurch unsichtbar macht und reproduziert.

Henry Watterson and the New South

The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization

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Author: Daniel S. Margolies

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Henry Watterson, editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal during the tumultuous decades between the Civil War and World War I, was one of the most influential and widely read journalists in American history. At the height of his fame in the early twentieth century, Watterson was so well known that his name and image were used to sell cigars and whiskey. A major player in American politics for more than fifty years, Watterson personally knew nearly every president from Andrew Jackson to Woodrow Wilson. Though he always refused to run, the renowned editor was frequently touted as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, the Kentucky governor's office, and even the White House. Shortly after his arrival in Louisville in 1868, Watterson merged competing interests and formed the Courier-Journal, quickly establishing it as the paper of record in Kentucky, a central promoter of economic development in the New South, and a prominent voice on the national political stage. An avowed Democrat in an era when newspapers were openly aligned with political parties, Watterson adopted a defiant independence within the Democratic Party and challenged the Democrats' consensus opinions as much as he reinforced them. In the first new study of Watterson's historical significance in more than fifty years, Daniel S. Margolies traces the development of Watterson's political and economic positions and his transformation from a strident Confederate newspaper editor into an admirer of Lincoln, a powerful voice of sectional reconciliation, and the nation's premier advocate of free trade. Henry Watterson and the New South provides the first study of Watterson's unique attempt to guide regional and national discussions of foreign affairs. Margolies details Watterson's quest to solve the sovereignty problems of the 1870s and to quell the economic and social upheavals of the 1890s through an expansive empire of free trade. Watterson's political and editorial contemporaries variously advocated free silverism, protectionism, and isolationism, but he rejected their narrow focus and maintained that the best way to improve the South's fortunes was to expand its economic activities to a truly global scale. Watterson's New Departure in foreign affairs was an often contradictory program of decentralized home rule and overseas imperialism, but he remained steadfast in his vision of a prosperous and independent South within an American economic empire of unfettered free trade. Watterson thus helped to bring about the eventual bipartisan embrace of globalization that came to define America's relationship with the rest of the world in the twentieth century. Margolies' groundbreaking analysis shows how Watterson's authoritative command of the nation's most divisive issues, his rhetorical zeal, and his willingness to stand against the tide of conventional wisdom made him a national icon.

The Politics of International Political Economy

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Author: Vassilis K. Fouskas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136507396

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

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This timely book will explain, via a number of thematic and case studies, that international economics is not an independent terrain of economic activity reproducing itself throughout history, but a complex articulation of social, political and culturally determined actions that are inextricably linked. Chapters will address the role of dominant global powers in the making of global industrial and monetary relations, and, in particular, ways in which, and the degrees to which dominant economic and military powers, such as the USA, tend to shape the domestic economic environments of lesser powers after their own image. Supplementing the chapters will be a comprehensive A - Z glossary section, which will include key International Political Economy terms, e.g. international debt, European free trade area, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IMF, GATT-WTO, Foreign exchange, fixed exchange rates, floating exchange rates, reserve currency, gold-dollar parity, multinational corporation, preferential trade agreement, hedge funds, etc. Entries will be cross-referenced for ease of use. This book will be ideal for researchers and students in the areas of politics, international relations and international economics, as well as for academics, economists, business people, and those with an interest in the workings of international political economy.

The Effects of Globalization in Latin America, Africa, and Asia

A Global South Perspective

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Author: Kema Irogbe

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739187708

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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In crisp and accessible language, TheEffects of Globalization in Latin America, Africa, and Asia challenges conventional wisdom that often provides one-sided views of globalization. The book brings to light that which many scholars ignore: the symbiotic linkages within a global supranational regime consisting of MNCs, WTO, the IMF/World Bank, western media technology, and the lone superpower that are the principal actors in the global political economy.

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft

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Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406613517

Category:

Page: 415

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Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.

Economics of Globalisation

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Author: Partha Gangopadhyay,Manas Chatterji

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754641377

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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Globalisation has evolved to become the dominant economic, cultural, environmental and political phenomenon of our time. In economic terms, debates now extend beyond concepts of 'winners and losers', to key questions of how to deal with the problems unleashed by globalisation while preserving its benefits. This book will be indispensable in addressing these vital issues.