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The Handbook of Globalisation [electronic resource].

Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781849803694Publication details: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011.ISBN:
  • 9780857931443
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Handbook of GlobalisationDDC classification:
  • 337
LOC classification:
  • HF1359 .H352 2011
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Globalisation: introduction and overview; PART I GLOBALISATION IN QUESTION?; 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; PART II ANALYSING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY; 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?; PART III TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS
16 The North American Free Trade Agreement: context, structure and performance17 The low road to competitive failure: immigrant labour and emigrant jobs in the US; PART VI GOVERNANCE; 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; PART VII INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS; 21 The WTO and its GATS; 22 The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; 23 A new 'Bretton Woods' system?; PART VIII POLICY IMPLICATIONS AND RESPONSES
24 Kicking away the ladder - globalisation and economic development in historical perspective25 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; Index
8 The role of transnational corporations in the globalisation process9 The role and control of multinational corporations in the world economy; 10 Foreign direct investment and development from a gender perspective; PART IV LABOUR STANDARDS; 11 The minimum wage in a global context; 12 Globalisation, labour standards and economic development; 13 Global labor standards: their impact and implementation; PART V EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA; 14 Productivity and competition from a global point of view; 15 European integration and the 'euro project'
Summary: 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 l
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Cover; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Globalisation: introduction and overview; PART I GLOBALISATION IN QUESTION?; 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; PART II ANALYSING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY; 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?; PART III TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS

16 The North American Free Trade Agreement: context, structure and performance17 The low road to competitive failure: immigrant labour and emigrant jobs in the US; PART VI GOVERNANCE; 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; PART VII INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS; 21 The WTO and its GATS; 22 The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; 23 A new 'Bretton Woods' system?; PART VIII POLICY IMPLICATIONS AND RESPONSES

24 Kicking away the ladder - globalisation and economic development in historical perspective25 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; Index

8 The role of transnational corporations in the globalisation process9 The role and control of multinational corporations in the world economy; 10 Foreign direct investment and development from a gender perspective; PART IV LABOUR STANDARDS; 11 The minimum wage in a global context; 12 Globalisation, labour standards and economic development; 13 Global labor standards: their impact and implementation; PART V EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA; 14 Productivity and competition from a global point of view; 15 European integration and the 'euro project'

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 l