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No-No Guide to Globalization - eBook

The promise of globalization is seductive, powerful - and ultimately hollow

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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.

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This fully revised and updated No-Nonsense Guide distills the complexities into an easy-to-grasp commentary. It examines the debt-trap; the acceleration of neoliberalism and the 'free trade' model; the links between the 'war on terror', the arms trade and privatization. And the final chapter examines civil society alternatives to corporate globalization, including the World Social Forum, Make Poverty History campaign and trade justice initiatives.

Diagrams, charts and graphs used throughout to illustrate key information.

The original paperback version is available here.

ISBN / Barcode: 9781904456445

Product features
  • Great introduction to corporate globalization
  • Accessible presentation of facts and arguments concerning contemporary global issues

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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, Ontario, 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 People's History of America

The No-Nonsense Guides are the most accessible and enjoyable means for people with hurried lives to find out how the world really works.

George Monbiot, journalist, campaigner and author of Heat - How We Can Stop the Planet Burning

I began buying the New Internationalist magazine because it started to educate me on issues that I was interested in; globalization, fair trade, inequities, injustice ... it has huge authority and credibility and authenticity ...

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