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No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization, 3rd Edition

By Wayne Ellwood  

No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization, 3rd Edition
  • Paperback / softback

Fully updated, this new edition of a best-selling No-Nonsense Guide examines the debt trap; the acceleration of neoliberalism and the ‘free trade’ model; competition for energy resources; the links between the “war on terror,” the arms trade, and privatization; and the emergence of China and India as economic superpowers. Ellwood provides a full analysis of the financial crisis that began in 2007, and explores what happens when deregulation, speculation, and greed are given complete rein. In addition to his cogent analysis, Ellwood offers strategies for redesigning the global economy to better serve the public good.

Part of the No-Nonsense Guides series.

  • Paperback / softback, 144 pages
  • ISBN 9781897071670
  • Published November 2010


The No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization provides a lucid explanatory map of our current condition. This is a concise and valuable overview of the world system, what has gone wrong with it - and the way ahead.

– Professor John McMurtry, University of Guelph, Canada

For anyone who wants a lucid, factual, reliable guide to some of the most important issues of our time, I strongly recommend you check out the No-Nonsense Guides.

– Howard Zinn, social activist and author of a A People’s History of America

A splendid new series of pocketable guides to issue politics…rigorously clear.

The Guardian, London, U.K.

The No-Nonsense Guides target those topics that a large army of voters cares about, but that politicos evade.

The Independent, London, U.K.

Table of Contents

Foreword by John McMurty
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

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