Civilizing Globalization: A Survival Guide
Many citizens suspect that the ecological, social, cultural, and political costs of free-market globalization are too high. Yet at the same time they often lack the technical knowledge to assess complex proposals intended to deal with these issues. Written by a uniquely diverse group of academics, policy analysts, and activists, Civilizing Globalization presents in clear, non-technical language the dangers of unfettered global markets, as well as a new vision of globalization regulated to respect social and ecological needs. The contributors show that it is morally and practically imperative to begin thinking about how to deal with this crisis. While no one book can provide a single comprehensive and integrated plan, this volume gives direction and highlights the issues that will be debated for years to come.
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Globalization Who Gains? Who Loses?
Who Gains and Who Loses? An Economic Perspective
Globalization Neoliberalism and Health
Latin America Inequality Poverty and Questionable Democracies
Globalization versus Cultural Authenticity? Valentines Day and Hindu Values
Adjusting Global Markets to Social Needs
Core Labor Standards An Incremental Approach
Protecting the Environment from Trade Agreements
Recasting the World Trade Organization
Can Development Assistance Help?
Reforming Global Governance The Continuing Importance of the NationState
Building a Global Countermovement
GlobalizationfromBelow An Innovative Politics of Resistance
Seattle Global Protest Comes of Age
GlobalizationfromBelow Letter from Honduras
Transnational Union Strategies for Civilizing Labor Standards
Financing the Transition to a LowCarbon Future
Arts and Culture in World Trade Promoting Cultural Diversity
Currency Transaction Tax Curbing Speculation Funding Social Development
Reforming Global Governance and Institutions
Paths to Reforming Global Governance
Democracy and Globalization
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