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Globalization and human welfare

Author: Victor George; Paul Wilding
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002.
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This thematically structured text offers an introduction to the positive and negative effects of globalization on human welfare in industrial and developing societies. It documents the effects of globalization on economic growth, income distribution, poverty, education, health, social care and the environment. It pays special attention to the effects of globalization on ethnic and gender issues and concludes with an  Read more...
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George, Victor.
Globalization and human welfare.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002
(DLC) 2001057741
(OCoLC)48588292
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victor George; Paul Wilding
ISBN: 140391401X 9781403914019 1280250267 9781280250262 9781137170897 1137170891
OCLC Number: 52697183
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 231 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Nature of Globalization; Technological Enthusiasts; Definitions; Origins; Driving Forces; Effects of Globalization; The Future; Marxisant Pessimists; Definitions; Origins; Driving Forces; Effects of Globalization; The Future; Pluralist Pragmatists; Definitions; Origins; Driving Forces; Effects of Globalization; The Future; Sceptic Internationalists; Globalization: A Political Economy Approach; Definitions; Origins; Driving Forces; Effects of Globalization; The Future; Further Reading Chapter 2 Globalization, the State and Human WelfareGlobalization and the Nation-State: the Nature of the Relationship; Economic Globalization and the State; Globalization and Financial Capital Movements; Foreign Direct Investment; Multinational Companies; Globalization and Trade; Globalization and Constraints on Economic Policy; Political Challenges; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 3 Globalization and Human Welfare in Advanced Industrial Countries (AICs); Globalization and Social Problems; Work and Unemployment; Health; Environment; Social Order; Crime; Conclusion Globalization and Social PoliciesIdeology; Resources; Management; The Competition State; Globalization of Approaches; Globalization of Ideas of Rights; More Specific Impacts; Health; Education; Social Security Provision; Conclusions --
Globalization and AICs; Further Reading; Chapter 4 Globalization and Human Welfare in Industrially Developing Countries; Globalization and Financial Flows; Foreign Direct Investment (FDI); Multinational Companies (MNCs); Aid and Economic Development; The Debt of IDCs; Globalization, Foreign Trade and Human Welfare; Globalization and Economic Growth Globalization and Incomes Per CapitaGlobalization and Income Inequalities in IDCs; Globalization and Poverty in IDCs; A Tale of Changing Post-War Policies on Poverty; Income Poverty: Its Extent and Depth; The Human Poverty Index; Rural versus Urban Poverty; Globalization and Social Security; Globalization and Health; Undernutrition; Sanitation and Safe Water; Health Services; Life Expectancy; AIDS; Western Medicine; Globalization and Education; Globalization and Environmental Degradation; Globalization in AICs and IDCs: A Brief Comparison; Further Reading Chapter 5 Globalization and Gender InequalitiesGlobalization, Gender and the Labour Market; Globalization, Gender and Caring; Globalization, Gender and Education; Globalization, Gender and Health; Globalization and the Feminization of Poverty; Globalization and Gender Empowerment; Globalization and Gender Ideology; Conclusion; Further Reading; Chapter 6 Globalization, Migration and Ethnicity; Globalization and Migration; Post-War Migration; Refugees and Asylum Seekers; Globalization and Pressures for Increased Migration; Ethnic Divisions in Society; The Labour Market, Earnings and Poverty
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This thematically structured text offers an introduction to the positive and negative effects of globalization on human welfare in industrial and developing societies. It documents the effects of globalization on economic growth, income distribution, poverty, education, health, social care and the environment. It pays special attention to the effects of globalization on ethnic and gender issues and concludes with an assessment of the possibilities of global social policy. It should appeal to undergraduates in the social sciences both as a basic text and a reference book.

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