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Globalization and the meaning of Canadian life

Author: William G Watson
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Globalization - seemingly the dominant economic force of this era - is a phenomenon that invites misrepresentation and exaggeration. One of its results has been to introduce several false premises into the country's policy debates. So says William Watson, whose new book draws on economics and history to pose interesting challenges to modes of thinking that have become habitual in late twentieth-century Canadian  Read more...
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Watson, William G.
Globalization and the meaning of Canadian life.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1998 (2000 pbk. printing)
(OCoLC)988745748
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William G Watson
ISBN: 0802083722 9780802083722 0802042201 9780802042200
OCLC Number: 38991016
Description: xii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Globalization. 1. Defining Moment. 2. The Globalization Hypothesis. 3. Four Hundred Years of Globalization. 4. Convergence? 5. Home Truths. 6. Are We There Yet? 7. Free to Choose --
pt. II. The Meaning of Canadian Life. 8. False Premise. 9. Governing Misperceptions. 10. The American 'Governmental Habit'. 11. T̀he Most Rugged Surviving Individualists'. 12. The American Lead. 13. Canadian Free Enterprise. 14. The Unimportance of Being Different. 15. Distinct Society? 16. Cement for a Nation? 17. The Rising Cost of Civilization. 18. The Psychic Costs of Government. 19. Virtually Canadian. 20. Do Countries Still Make Sense?
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Globalization is not new: Canadians have some 400 years' experience of being dependent on economic events in other countries. Watson shows that economic integration leaves room for considerable  Read more...

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