Globalization is all around us. Every aspect of life is affected by global economics and communications. This new edition of the No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization condenses this complex world into a clear, concise commentary. Full updated throughout, it includes a new chapter on the financial meltdown and its aftermath, explaining what happens when deregulation, financial speculation and corporate cupidity are given full rein. Further analysis of the changing world order with the emergence of China and India as economic superpowers has also been included It examines the debt trap; the acceleration of neoliberalism and the 'free trade' model; competition for energy resources; the links between the 'war on terror', the arms trade, privatization and the new final civil society alternatives to corporate globalization.
Wayne Ellwood started as an editor with New Internationalist magazine in 1977. He has written written on a wide variety of topics, most recently editing issues on free trade, privatization and transitional justice. He worked as an associate producer with the BBC television series, Global Report, and has also edited the reference book, The A to Z of World Development.
1 Globalization then and now 2 The Bretton Woods Trio 3 Debt and structural adjustment 4 The corporate century 5 Global casino 6 Poverty, the environment and the market 7 The financial meltdown 8 Redesigning the global economy