Global Shift, Sixth Edition

Global Shift, Sixth Edition

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Widely adopted throughout the world, this definitive text comprehensively examines how the global economy works and its effects on people and places. Peter Dicken provides a balanced yet critical analysis of globalization processes and debates. The text synthesizes a wealth of data on production, distribution, consumption, and innovation, including detailed case studies of key global industries. Students learn how the global economic map is being shaped and reshaped by dynamic interactions among transnational corporations, states, consumers, labor, and civil society organizations. Useful features include nearly 250 quick-reference figures and tables. The companion website offers PowerPoint slides of the figures and tables, additional case studies and questions, annotated Web links, and more. New to This Edition Revised throughout to incorporate the latest ideas in the field; gives increased attention to global production networks as a major organizing principle. Addresses the current global financial crisis. Chapter on environmental impacts of global production networks. Case study chapter on the extractive industries. Fully updated empirical data; additional maps and charts.By imposing massive financial stringency on countries in difficulty a€“ including raising domestic interest rates, insisting on increased ... Consensusa#39; formula in which all answers lie in the unfettered operation of markets and in the conditionality applied to financial assistance. In fact ... strongest, determine the rules governing the market through their influence on the IFIs [international financial institutions].

Title:Global Shift, Sixth Edition
Author:Peter Dicken
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2011-02-25


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