Globalization - 
      Greg Buckman

Globalization

Tame It or Scrap It?

'Globalization is irreversible and irresistible.' Tony Blair This book gives the lie to that claim. Economic globalization has never been an inevitable part of human history. It is eminently reversible and hugely resistible. Les mer
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'Globalization is irreversible and irresistible.' Tony Blair This book gives the lie to that claim. Economic globalization has never been an inevitable part of human history. It is eminently reversible and hugely resistible. Greg Buckman argues there are two broad approaches within the anti-globalization movement. One, perhaps the most widely supported and influential strand today, calls the Fair Trade and Back to Bretton Woods school. This argues for immediate reforms of the world's trading system, capital markets, and global institutions, notably the World Bank, IMF and WTO. The other, the Localization school, takes a more root and branch position and argues for the abolition of these institutions and outright reversal of globalization. Buckman explains the details of each school's outlook and proposals, their weaknesses, where they disagree, their common ground, and where they might come together in campaigns.
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Forlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 250
ISBN: 9781842773819
Format: 20 x 13 cm
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Part I: The Evolution and Consequences of Economic Globalization
1. Introduction
2. The Evolution of Global Supermarket: A History of World Trade

World trade in the nineteenth century
World trade in the twentieth century
World trade after the Second World War
The shocks of the 1970s
Causes of the spread of world trade


3. The Evolution of the Global Bank: A History of World Capital Flows

Pre-Industrial Revolution global finance
The influence of the Industrial Revolution
The emergence of the gold standard
The First World War and the interwar years
The Bretton Woods twins
The world economic order from the 1950s to the 1970s
The shocks of the 1970s
Todayus casino economy


4. The Engines of Globalization

Transnational corporations
The political influence of TNCs; The on-the-ground influence of TNCs; Changing attitudes
towards TNCs
The World Trade Organization
Trade negotiations; The Doha Round; The bizarre rulings of the WTO; The new trade
boundaries pushed by the WTO; Regional trade deals
The International Monetary Fund and World Bank
The rise of the IMF and World Bank; The fall of the IMF and World Bank
The Washington Consensus
The technological engines of globalization
The environmental price of world trade


5. Rich versus Poor in the Global Economy

The polarization of global wealth
Concentration of economic globalization around rich countries
Relative size of poor economies
The third world debt crisis
Poor countries and global trade
Trade winners and losers
Poor country raw material exports
Poor country trade winners
Export-processing Zones
Rich country trade losers
Aid to the rescue?
Ecological debt


6. Rich Country Double Standards

Rich country double standards on trade
Double standards on patents
Double standards on agricultural and textile trade


Part II: The Policy Alternatives of the Anti-Globalization Movement
7. The Anti-Globalization Movement

The global loss of democracy
The anti-globalization movement
Origins of the anti-globalization movement
The anti-globalization protests
Policy formulation by the anti-globalization movement
NGOs and non-mainstream parties


8. The Fair Trade/Back to Bretton Woods School

Trade
Ending rich country protectionism, allowing poor country special and different treatment;
Protection of national agricultural industries; Social and environmental trade clauses
The Future of the IMF, World Bank and WTO
The World Trade Organization; No new issues; Services and patent agreements; The
International Monetary Fund and World Bank; Debt cancellation
Capital Market and Transnational Corporation Regulation
Different types of capital control; The Tobin Tax; Control over Transnational Corporations;
An international bankruptcy mechanism


9. The Localization School

Advocates of Localization
Localization aiding Democracy
Trade
The Future of the IMF, World Bank and WTO
The World Trade Organization; The International Monetary Fund and World Bank
Capital and Transnational Corporation Regulation
Control over transnational corporations


10. Globaphobes versus Globaphi