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‘The No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization provides a lucid explanatory map of our current condition. This is a concise and valuable overview of the world system, what has gone wrong with it – and the way ahead.’ - Professor John McMurtry, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

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'I was aware of some of the issues surrounding the globalization debate before reading this book, which clarified the key issues surrounding economic globalization in their historical and contemporary contexts. The book explains a number of current issues such as the Tobin tax. Its links to New Internationalist demand it argues convincingly for action which protects the poor and the environment.' - Amazon 5-Star Customer Review.

Fully updated throughout, this new edition distills the complexities of globalization into an easy-to-grasp commentary. While globalization can be a force for equality it can also be seen as the embodiment of inequality – the rich world’s rabid consumption of resources is often at the expense of poor countries, forced to cut costs and corners to compete.

This best-selling No-Nonsense Guide examines the debt trap; the acceleration of neoliberalism and the ‘free trade’ model; competition for energy resources; the links between the ‘war on terror’, the arms trade and privatization; the emergence of China and India as economic superpowers. Full analysis of the financial crisis that started in 2007 outlines what happens when deregulation, speculation and greed are given full rein. And it explores strategies for redesigning the global economy so that it better serves the public good.

  1. Globalization then and now
  2. The Bretton Woods Trio
  3. Debt and structural adjustment
  4. The corporate century
  5. Global casino
  6. Poverty, the environment and the market
  7. Redesigning the global economy

About the author: Wayne Ellwood established the North American office of New Internationalist in 1977 and was co-editor at New Internationalist magazine until 2010. He has worked as an associate producer with the BBC television series Global Report and has edited the reference book The A-Z of World Development. He lives in Toronto where he now works as a freelance editorial consultant and writer.

Read Wayne Ellwood’s New Internationalist blog post about The No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization.

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 180 x 110mm
Page extent: 144 pages
Publication date: September 2006 (Previous Edition)
ISBN-13: 978-1-904456-44-5 (Previous Edition)
Publication date: January 2011 (New Edition)
ISBN-13: 978-1-906523-47-3 (New Edition)

Date added: September 11, 2010

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