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The handbook of globalisation, edited by Jonathan Michie - paperback

Globalisation is an issue that has been high on the research agenda for several years, spawning a vast and at times unwieldy literature. A concept often ill-defined, it has generated a plethora of unresolved and fiercely contested questions, the nature of which depends on which side of the ideological divide one stands. The 2008 global credit crunch, which in 2009 created the first global recession since the 1930s, demonstrated that the 'capitalism unleashed' model of globalisation which had been promoted from the 1980s onwards was both damaging and unsustainable. With contributions from the leading commentators in the field and an over-arching introduction from the editor, the concerns of this updated and revised handbook are two-fold. Firstly, to redefine the concept of globalisation and dispel the haze that surrounds it through a systematic and thorough examination of the debate. Secondly, to advance the frontiers of current critical thinking on the role and impact of globalisation, on the winners and losers in the process, and on the implications for society, the economy and governance.Offering a genuinely inter-disciplinary perspective, this Handbook represents the definitive guide to what is an all-pervasive issue. It should be on the bookshelves of all postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in economics, business, international studies and related fields, as well as scholars and policymakers with an interest in the global economy and in the functioning of an increasingly globalised world
Table Of Contents
1. The future of globalisation -- 2. Financial globalization? History, conditions and prospects -- 3. The scope and implications of globalisation -- 4. Measures of globalisation and their misinterpretation -- 5. Innovation and globalisation: a systems of innovation perspective -- 6. The international debt crisis -- 7. National inequality in the era of globalisation: what do recent data tell us? -- 8. The role of transnational corporations in the globalisation process -- 9. The role and control of multinational corporations in the world economy -- 10. Foreign direct investment and development from a gender perspective -- 11. The minimum wage in a global context -- 12. Globalisation, labour standards and economic development -- 13. Global labor standards: their impact and implementation -- 14. Productivity and competition from a global point of view -- 15. European integration and the 'euro project' -- 16. The North American Free Trade Agreement: context, structure and performance -- 17. The low road to competitive failure: immigrant labour and emigrant jobs in the US -- 18. Governance in a globalised world -- 19. Global governance -- 20. The political economy of the third way: the relationship between globalisation and national economic policy -- 21. The WTO and its GATS -- 22. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank -- 23. A new 'Bretton Woods' system? -- 24. Kicking away the ladder - globalisation and economic development in historical perspective -- 25. Time to replace globalisation with localisation -- 26. Free trade or social tariffs? -- 27. Global inequality and the global financial crisis: the new transmission mechanism -- 28. The great crash of 2008 and the reform of economics
Literary Form
non fiction
2nd ed
Previous ed.: 2003
Physical Description
xi, 569 p. :, ill. ;, 24 cm

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