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Introducing Globalization. Ties, Tensions, and Uneven Integration. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5228073
  • Book
  • January 2013
  • 508 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Designed specifically for introductory globalization courses, Introducing Globalization helps students to develop informed opinions about globalization, inviting them to become participants rather than just passive learners.
  • Identifies and explores the major economic, political and social ties that comprise contemporary global interdependency - Examines a broad sweep of topics, from the rise of transnational corporations and global commodity chains, to global health challenges and policies, to issues of worker solidarity and global labor markets, through to emerging forms of global mobility by both business elites and their critics - Written by an award-winning teacher, and enhanced throughout by numerous empirical examples, maps, tables, an extended bibliography, glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading and student research - Supported by additional web resources – available upon publication at – including hot links to news reports, examples of globalization and other illustrative sites, and archived examples of student projects
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List of Figures vii

List of Tables ix

Preface xi

1 Globalization 1

2 Discourse 27

3 Commodities 57

4 Labor 99

5 Money 139

6 Law 181

7 Governance 227

8 Space 279

9 Health 337

10 Responses 389

Glossary 417

Index 473
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Matthew Sparke University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
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