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Suiting themselves : how corporations drive the global agenda

Author: Sharon Beder
Publisher: London, UK ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2006.
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Best-selling author, Sharon Beder unleashes a penetrating expose of how corporations are crafting the global agenda for their own benefit at the expense of billions of people, the environment and democracy. In this brilliantly researched expose, 'communic.
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Beder, Sharon.
Suiting themselves.
London, UK ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2006
(DLC) 2005029039
(OCoLC)62089847
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Beder
ISBN: 9781849772686 1849772681 1280475544 9781280475542 9781429425483 1429425482
OCLC Number: 77625864
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 258 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
List of Boxes, Figures and Tables --
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations --
Acknowledgements --
Chapter 1 A Corporate Class --
Notes --
Chapter 2 National Influence --
The Business Roundtable is born --
Business lobbies --
Policy discussion groups --
Think tanks --
Corporate influence --
The policy process --
Notes --
Chapter 3 International Coercion --
Influencing development loans --
The Washington Consensus and structural adjustment --
Financial deregulation --
Outcomes --
Notes --
Chapter 4 Washington Consensus Down Under --
New Zealand's 'reforms' --
Australia's 'reforms' --
Crisis and honeymoon period --
Business influence in New Zealand --
Business influence in Australia --
Notes --
Chapter 5 From Public Service to Private Profit --
Increasing prices and declining service --
Attracting investment capital --
Driving forces --
Cartels and conglomerates --
Notes --
Chapter 6 The Trade Agenda --
Lobbying for the Uruguay Round --
The battle for US Congressional approval --
Undermining democratic objectives --
Notes --
Chapter 7 Trade in Services --
The Coalition of Service Industries (CSI) --
The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) --
Financial services --
Proliferation of business coalitions --
Ongoing lobbying --
Notes --
Chapter 8 Coercing Trade Agreements --
Trade Decision-making --
Uruguay Round negotiations --
Millennium Round negotiations --
Notes --
Chapter 9 Deregulating Investment --
Foreign investment --
The Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) --
Ongoing efforts --
Notes --
Chapter 10 Globalization Versus Democracy --
In everyone's interest --
Undermining opponents --
Regulations and sanctions --
Corporate coalitions --
Notes --
Chapter 11 Conclusion: The Triumph of Corporate Rights --
Notes --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Sharon Beder.

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'Sharon Beder carefully and brilliantly dissects how corporations conspire to ravage the world in the false name of progress and democracy. Read this book, you owe it to your children.'John Stauber, Read more...

 
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