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Title Civilizing globalization : a survival guide / edited by Richard Sandbrook.

Published Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  303.482 CIVI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 280 pages ; 23 cm.
Series SUNY series in radical social and political theory.
SUNY series in radical social and political theory.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Envisioning a Civilized Globalization / Richard Sandbrook 1 -- Part 1 Globalization: Who Gains? Who Loses? -- 1. Who Gains and Who Loses? An Economic Perspective / Albert Berry 15 -- 2. Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Health / David Coburn 27 -- 3. Latin America: Inequality, Poverty, and Questionable Democracies / Judith Teichman 39 -- 4. Globalization versus Cultural Authenticity? Valentine's Day and Hindu Values / Anil Mathew Varughese 53 -- Part 2 Adjusting Global Markets to Social Needs -- 5. Core Labor Standards: An Incremental Approach / Heather Gibb 61 -- 6. Protecting the Environment from Trade Agreements / Michelle Swenarchuk 75 -- 7. Financing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Future / Rodney R. White 87 -- 8. Arts and Culture in World Trade: Promoting Cultural Diversity / Garry Neil 99 -- 9. Currency Transaction Tax: Curbing Speculation, Funding Social Development / Joy Kennedy 111 -- Part 3 Reforming Global Governance and Institutions -- 10. Paths to Reforming Global Governance / Robert O'Brien 123 -- 11. Democracy and Globalization / Frank Cunningham 139 -- 12. Recasting the World Trade Organization / Jens L. Mortensen 157 -- 13. Can Development Assistance Help? / Cranford Pratt 167 -- 14. Reforming Global Governance: The Continuing Importance of the Nation-State / Louis W. Pauly 181 -- Part 4 Building a Global Countermovement -- 15. Globalization-from-Below: An Innovative Politics of Resistance / Richard Falk 191 -- 16. Seattle: Global Protest Comes of Age / Robert Weissman 207 -- 17. Globalization-from-Below: Letter from Honduras / Hans Edstrand 215 -- 18. Transnational Union Strategies for Civilizing Labor Standards / Rob Lambert, Eddie Webster 221 -- Conclusion: Alternative Globalization / James H. Mittelman 237 -- Afterword: A New Urgency: Civilizing Globalization in an Era of Terrorism / Richard Sandbrook 253.
Summary Many citizens suspect that the ecological, social, cultural, and political costs of free-market globalization are too high. Yet at the same time they often lack the technical knowledge to assess complex proposals intended to deal with these issues. Written by a uniquely diverse group of academics, policy analysts, and activists, Civilizing Globalization presents in clear, non-technical language the dangers of unfettered global markets, as well as a new vision of globalization regulated to respect social and ecological needs. The contributors show that it is morally and practically imperative to begin thinking about how to deal with this crisis. While no one book can provide a single comprehensive and integrated plan, this volume gives direction and highlights the issues that will be debated for years to come.
Other author Sandbrook, Richard.
Subject Globalization.
ISBN 0791456684 (paperback: alk. paper)
0791456676 (alk. paper)