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Globalization can be a force for equality - there's more access to information that can spread awareness and change people's lives. But it can also be seen as the embodiment of inequality - the rich world's rabid consumption of resources comes at the expense of poor countries, forced to cut costs and corners to compete.
This fully revised fourth edition guide unpacks the history and complexities of globalization, examining the forces in whose interest it works. And while the global exchange of people, products, plants, animals, technologies and ideas accelerates, the key question addressed is: how can globalization be a positive force for change?
Diagrams, charts and graphs used throughout to illustrate key information.
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