Introduction to Globalization: Political and Economic Perspectives for the New Century

Introduction to Globalization: Political and Economic Perspectives for the New Century

By: Rosa Gomez Dierks (author)Paperback

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Globalization is generally covered in graduate courses which focus primarily on critical perspectives. This book fills the gap in the study of globalization as an introductory text suitable for undergraduates. In addition, this text includes entire chapters on subjects only partially covered in other texts such as regionalism, global education, interactive politics, think tanks, NGOs, and IFIs. This work integrates important topics to give students a broad understanding of the complex political, economic, and technological interaction among the key players in the globalization process: governments, MNCs, NGOs, think tanks, and international financial institutions. All chapters include review questions, exercises, and web links to help students apply concepts and theories. The final chapter presents five short case studies to encourage students to apply problem-solving skills in addressing the challenges of globalization in the 21st century. A Burnham Publishers book

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Rosa Dierks is a professor of government at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado.


Part 1 Introduction: Why Study Globalization? Chapter 2 Definitions and Components of Globalization Chapter 3 How We Study Globalization Chapter 4 A New Paradigm for Human Interaction Part 5 The Rules of the Game Chapter 6 International Currency Arrangements: From the Gold Standard to the Information Standard Chapter 7 Trade Rules: Credibility, Transparency, and Accountability Part 8 The Players Chapter 9 Governments: Sovereignty and Policy Making Chapter 10 Multinational Corporations: Global Markets and Strategic Alliances Chapter 11 The New Global Players: Nongovernmental Organizations Chapter 12 Think Tanks: Ideas, Policy Enterpreneurs, and Agenda Setters Chapter 13 International Financial Institutions: Power Brokers or Empty Shells? Part 14 The Globalization Process Chapter 15 Welcome to the Knowledge Millennium: Survival of the Smartest Part 16 Contemporary Globalization Issues Chapter 17 Regionalism and Globalization: Countertrends or Parallel Games? Chapter 18 Global Education: Knowledge, Scientific Frontiers, and the Virtual Classroom Chapter 19 Crossing the Cultural Divide Chapter 20 Wired Citizenship in Advanced Information Societies Chapter 21 The Global Wave of Democratization Chapter 22 Learning to Learn about Globalization

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780830415700
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 323
  • ID: 9780830415700
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 083041570X

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