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Globalization in question : the international economy and the possibilities of governance.

Author: Paul Q Hirst; Grahame Thompson; Simon Bromley
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This edition is a continuing intervention into discussions about the nature and prospects of globalization. It has far-reaching implications which will be of interest to students and academics in a number of disciplines including politics, sociology, economics and geography, as well as to journalists and policy-makers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Q Hirst; Grahame Thompson; Simon Bromley
ISBN: 9780745641515 0745641512 0745641520 9780745641522
OCLC Number: 317250317
Notes: Previous edition: Oxford: Polity, 1999.
Description: xvii, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Figures --
List of Tables --
Preface to the Second Edition --
Acknowledgements --
Acronyms and Abbreviations --
1. Introduction: Globalization --
a Necessary Myth? --
2. Globalization and the History of the International Economy --
Appendix. The Trade to GDP Ratio Controversy --
3. Multinational Companies and the Internationalization of Business Activity: The Consequences of 'Globalization' for National Systems --
4. North --
South Trade and International Competitiveness --
5. The Developing Economies and Globalization --
Appendix. The Asian Crisis --
6. Can the Welfare State Survive Globalization? --
7. Economic Governance Issues in General --
8. The European Union as a Trade Bloc --
9. Globalization, Governance and the Nation-State --
Notes --
References --
Index.

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'Globalization' is one of the key concepts of our time. It is used by both the right and the left as the cornerstone of their analysis of the international economy and polity.  Read more...

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