Globalization: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Justin Ervin
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  • ISBN-10: 1598840746
  • ISBN-13: 9781598840742
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 293 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

"Globalization" has become such a buzzword that it is easy to forget just how pervasive and multifaceted it is. Information, communication, and transportation technologies have truly made the planet smaller, shrinking the space between cultures in a way that has profoundly impacted not only the world’s economy, but its environment and security as well. Have the changes had a positive impact? What does the future hold?

Globalization: A Reference Handbook goes beyond the typical focus on multinational corporations and the wired world to explore the full scope of a process that actually began well before the dawn of the Digital Age.

This timely, highly informative resource describes the development of globalization, especially in the era from World War II to the present, covering not only its economic aspects, but crucial, interrelated environmental and security issues as well. Rather than limit itself to one interpretation, the book offers an unbiased review of the definitions and assessments of globalization from various points of view, serving readers as an authoritative introduction to what scholars and activists across the political spectrum think about the central phenomenon of our time.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Selected Titles in ABC-CLIO's Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Special U.S. Issues.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: Thomas P. M. Barnett (1962–).
7: Walden Bello (1945–).
8: Kenneth Boulding (1910–1993).
9: Lester R. Brown (1934–).
10: Noam Chomsky (1928–).
11: Herman Daly (1938–).
12: Cynthia Enloe (1938–).
13: Milton Friedman (1912–2006).
14: Thomas Friedman (1953–).
15: William Greider (1936–).
16: David Held (1951–).
17: Chalmers Johnson (1931–).
18: Immanuel Kant (1724–1804).
19: Paul Kennedy (1945–).
20: Robert O. Keohane (1941–).
21: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924).
22: Karl Marx (1818–1883).
23: Joseph S. Nye, Jr. (1937–).
24: James Petras (1937–).
25: David Ricardo (1772–1823).
26: William Robinson (1959–).
27: Vandana Shiva (1952–).
28: Julian Simon (1932–1998).
29: Adam Smith (1723–1790).
30: George Soros (1930–).
31: William K. Tabb (1942–).
32: Immanuel Wallerstein (1930–).
33: Kenneth Waltz (1924–).
34: Martin Wolf (1946–).
35: Data and Documents.
36: Data Tables.
37: Selected Documents.
38: Free Trade Agreements.
39: Global Environmental Documents.
40: Directory of Organizations.
41: United States Government Agencies.
42: International Governmental Organizations.
43: Research Centers and Nongovernmental Organizations.
44: Academic/University-Based Research Centers.
45: Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Authors.