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The case against the global economy : and for a turn towards localization

Author: Edward Goldsmith; Jerry Mander
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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The most important economic and political debate of the new millennium is about the push towards a single global economy. These essays consider the implications of such a change and have been revised  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Case against the global economy.
London : Earthscan, 2001
(OCoLC)606543856
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Goldsmith; Jerry Mander
ISBN: 1853837423 9781853837425 1853837415 9781853837418
OCLC Number: 47781072
Notes: "Completely revised and updated international edition"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: viii, 328 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: facing the Rising Tide * Part 1 Engines of Globalization: Development as Colonialism * The Failure of Bretton Woods * Technologies of Globalization * Electronic Money and the Casino Economy * Mechanisms of Corporate Rule * The Rules of Corporate Behaviour * Monsanto - A Profile of Corporate Arrogance * The Wal-Martians Have Landed * Free Trade - The Great Destroyer * Part 2 Impacts of Globalization: Structural Adjustment Programmes * Jurassic Fund * Seeds of Exploitation - Free Trade Zones in the Global Economy * The Global Economy and the Developing World * The Pressure to Modernize and Globalize * Homogenization of Global Culture * The World Trade Organization's Five-year Record - Seattle in Context * The Environmental Cost of Economic Globalization * The World Trade Organization and Developing World Agriculture * The World Trade Organization and the Liberalization of Trade in Healthcare and Services * Fuelling Climate Change * Part 3 Steps Towards Relocation: Shifting Direction - from Global Dependence to Local Interdependence * Conserving Communities * Local Money - a Currency for Every Community * Saving our Small Farms and Rural Communities * The New Protectionism of 'Localization' * The Last Word * References * Index
Responsibility: edited by Edward Goldsmith and Jerry Mander.

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