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Global tensions : challenges and opportunities in the world economy

Author: Lourdes Benería; Savitri Bisnath
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
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Composed of original essays by renowned scholars, this volume explores controversial topics such as free trade, women's rights, labor standards, the World Trade Organization and global tensions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Global tensions.
New York : Routledge, 2004
(DLC) 2003046662
(OCoLC)51985069
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lourdes Benería; Savitri Bisnath
ISBN: 0203017722 9780203017722 0415934400 9780415934404 0415934419 9780415934411 9781280242045 1280242043
OCLC Number: 62268006
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 336 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Globalization and global governance. Toward a stark utopia? New constitutionalism and the politics of globalization / Stephen Gill ; Tax distortion in the global economy / Howard M. Wachtel ; Human rights and corporate profits: the UN Global Compact --
part of the solution or part of the problem? / Diane Elson ; Cross-border externalities and international public goods: implications for aid agencies / Ravi Kanbur. --
pt. 2. North-South tensions. Financial-sector liberalization and the Asian financial crisis: the IFIs got it wrong twice / Iwan J. Azis ; Developing countries and the new financial architecture / Stephany Griffith-Jones ; Globalization: eight crises of social protection / Guy Standing. --
pt. 3. The politics of international trade. Biotechnology and food security: profiting on insecurity? / Philip McMichael ; The WTO, GATS, and TPRM: servicing liberalization and eroding equity goals? / Savitri Bisnath ; Labor standards, women's rights, basic needs: challenges to collective action in a globalizing world / Naila Kabeer ; Contesting global trade rules: social movements and the World Trade Organization / Marc Williams. --
pt. 4. Gender, globalization, and development. Utilizing interdisciplinarity to analyze global socio-economic change: a tribute to Ester Boserup / Irene Tinker ; Development and productive deprivation: male patriarchal relations in business families and their implications for women in South India / Barbara Harriss-White ; Promoting women's capabilities / Martha Nussbaum. --
pt. 5. Urban and global linkages. The global city: strategic site/new frontier / Saskia Sassen ; Urban tensions: globalization, economic restructuring, and the postmetropolitan transition / Edward W. Soja ; Urban transport and tensions in developing countries / Eduardo Alcântara De Vasconcellos.
Responsibility: edited by Lourdes Beneria and Savitri Bisnath.
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