Globalization has an ever-increasing effect on our lives. It has made the world smaller and brought us closer together yet it can also make us more vulnerable and divided. The deregulation of finance and banking and the crisis they led to is a devastating example of the knock-on effects of globalization.
This fully revised fourth edition reviews the history and complexities of globalization, examining the forces in play and whose interests they serve. And while the global exchange of people, products, plants, animals, technologies, and ideas intensifies the key question that Wayne Ellwood asks ‘how can globalization be a positive force for change?’
For all who seek to think past corporate slogans to life-responsible government, this is a concise and valuable overview.
– Professor John McMurtry, Department of Philosophy, University of Guelph
These short books supply us with clear, well-written and memorable analyses that cut to the chase.
– Susan George, President of the Board, Transnational Institute
|Chapter 1||Globalization Then and Now|
|Chapter 2||The Bretton Woods Trio|
|Chapter 3||Debt and Structural Adjustment|
|Chapter 4||The Corporate Century|
|Chapter 5||Global Casino|
|Chapter 6||Poverty, the Environment and the Market|
|Chapter 7||Redesigning the Global Economy|