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The global trap : globalization and the assault on prosperity and democracy

Author: Hans-Peter Martin; Harald Schumann
Publisher: Australia : Pluto Press ; London : Zed Books, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work explores and critiques the consequences of globalization for both democratic institutions and jobs. Pointing to the weakening of the nation state, the authors aim to provide an alarm call for the restoration of democracy, politics and the state.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans-Peter Martin; Harald Schumann
ISBN: 1856495302 9781856495301 1856495299 9781856495295
OCLC Number: 38314569
Notes: Translated from the German.
Description: x, 269 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The 20:80 society - world shapers toward a new civilization2. Everything is everywhere - the force of globalization and global fragmentation3. Limited liability dictatorship - playing billiards on the world's financial markets4. The law of the wolves - the borderless jobs crisis and the new transnationals5. Comfortable lies - the myths of location and global justice6. Save yourself if you can, only, who can? - the disappearence of the middle class and the rise of radical seducers7. Culprit or victim? - the poor global player and the comfortable return of coercion8. To whom does the state belong? - the decline of politics and the future of national sovereignty9. The end of aimlessness - escaping the dead end street10. 20 ideas against the 20:80 society.
Other Titles: Globalisierungsfalle.
Responsibility: Hans-Peter Martin and Harald Schumann ; translated by Patrick Camiller.

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'Excellent. A very powerful text.'Barbaara Pyle, Executive Producer, CNN

 
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