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Globalization

(see also American Empire, Cultural Imperialism, Arms Trade, Anti-Globalization Movement, Global Trade Unionism)


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Basics

On the Web: Articles

The Ringmaster of Doha. Robert Wade, New Left Review 25 (1-2/04). Review essay on Moore, World Without Walls.

We Are the Capitalists; Resistance is Futile, You will be Assimilated, David Korten, Tikkun . Review essay on Friedman,The Lexus and The Olive Tree.

WTO Woes. David Moberg (12/24/01). Divisions between rich & poor stalled Qatar WTO talks.

On the War. Stanley Hoffman (11/1/01). Impact of 9/11 on global society in which states are no longer most essential actors. How to deal with US unilateralism in changed context.

Wars of the Wide-Area Networks. Ronald J. Diebert (10/15/01). Consequences of 9/11 for movement against global capitalism.

A Message from the Global South. Saskia Sassen, Guardian (9/12/01). Debt, poverty in global south related to 9/11 attacks.

A Short History of Neo-Liberalism: 20 Years of Elite Economics & Emerging Opportunities for Social Change. Susan George, Z Magazine (3/99).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Anti-Thomas Friedman Page. Debunks The Lexus and the Olive Tree.

Atlas of Global Inequality (University of California, Santa Cruz).

Center for Research on Globalization (Montreal). Publishes Global Outlook magazine.

Center for the Study of Globalization & Regionalization (University of Warwick).

Daily Trade News Updates (Pro-"free trade").

Food First: Institute For Food & Development Policy.

General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade (GATT) (Full text).

Global Exchange.

Global Policy Forum.

Global Standards. Promotes "corporate social responsibility" regarding labor, environmental & safety standards for firms operating in Vietnam.

Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex).

Institute for International Economics.

International Forum on Globalization.

International Labor Rights Fund.

Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (UN).

Research guide on GATT & WTO (Vanderbilt University).

Social Accountability International. Promotes workplace health & safety standards for developing-world corporations engaged in world trade.

TED Case Studies. Focus on particular commodities.

US Trade Representative.

World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization (UN).

In the Library: Articles

Bowles, Steve. "Back to business," New Internationalist (8/93):30.

Brecher, Jeremy. "Global village or global pillage?" Nation (12/6/93):685-688.

Brecher, Jeremy & Tim Costello. "Taking on the multinationals," Nation (11/19/94):757.

Burkett, Paul. "Poverty crisis in the third world: the contradiction of World Bank policy," Monthly Review 42,7 (12/90):20-32.

Fishman, Ted C. "The joys of global investment," Harpers (2/97):35-44.

__________. "Making a killing: the myth of capital's good intentions," Harper's (8/02):33-41.

Galbraith, James K. "With economic inequality for all," Nation (9/7/98):24-26.

Halliday, Fred. "International society as homogeneity: Burke, Marx, Fukuyama," Millennium-Journal of International Studies 21,3 (win 1992):435-61.

Henry, Jules. "Capital's last frontier," Nation (4/25/66).

Kaplan, Robert D. "History moving north," Atlantic Monthly (2/97):21-31. Globilization creates symbiotic relationship between US & Mexico.

Klein, Naomi. "Kamikaze capitalists," In These Times (12/10/01):9. Rigid ideology at WTO.

__________. "Fences & windows: who are the real globalizers," In These Times (9/23/02).

Levinson, Mark. "Global is as global does" Nation (12/6/99):42-44. Review essay on Kapstein, Sharing the Wealth, lucid introduction to US "free trade" policy since Bretton Woods in 1944.

Lipschutz, Ronnie D. "Economic globalization & the new 'ethnic' strife: what is to be done?" (U. California Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation, Policy Paper 25; La Jolla, 1996).

Mines, Luke. "Globalization in the classroom," Nation (6/1/98):22-23. Govt program to promote gospel of "free trade."

Pal, Amitabh. "The pundit & the money tree," Progressive (7/05):45-48. Review essay on Thomas Friedman's glib, half-baked The World is Flat.

Payer, Cheryl. "Is there a better way? Development & the World Bank," Monthly Review 34,4(9/82):12-30.

Race & Class. Special issue on "The Threat of Globalism" (1998).

Rifkin, Jeremy. "Vanishing jobs," Mother Jones (9-10/95):60-64.

Roberts, Joseph K. “Multilateral agreement on investment,” Monthly Review 50,5 (10/98):23-32.

Tabb, William K. "Globalization is an issue, the power of capital is the issue," Monthly Review 49,2(6/97): 20-30.

Wypijewski, Joann. "Whose steel?," Nation (7/15/02):16-21. US steel industry needs help.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Anderson, Sarah & John Cavanagh with Thea Lee. The Field Guide to the Global Economy (NY: New Press, 1999).

Athanasiou, Tom. Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich & Poor (Boston: Little, Brown, 1996).

Barber, Benjamin R. Jihad vs. McWorld (NY: Times Books, 1995).

Barnett, Richard J. & John Cavanagh. Global Dreams: Imperial Corporations & the New World Order (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1994).

Bello, Walden with Shea Cunningham & Bill Rau. Dark Victory: The U.S. & Global Poverty (2nd ed.; Oakland CA: Food First, 1999).

__________. The Future in the Balance: Essays on Globalization & Resistance (Oakland CA: Food First, 2001).

Black, Jan Knippers. Inequity in the Global Village. Recycled Rhetoric & Disposable People (West Hartford CT: Kumarian, 1999).

Bourdieu, Pierre. Acts of Resistance: Against the Tyranny of the Market (NY: New Press, 1998).

Bovard, James. The Fair Trade Fraud (NY: St. Martin's, 1991).

Brecher, Jeremy; John Brown Childs & Jill Cutler (eds.) Global Visions: Beyond the New World Order (Boston: South End, 1993).

__________ & Tim Costello. Global Village or Global Pillage: Economic Reconstruction from the Bottom Up (2nd ed.; Boston: South End, 1998).

__________, Tim Costello & Brendan Smith. Globalization from Below: The Power of Solidarity (Boston: South End, 2000).

Brennan, Teresa. Globalization & Its Terrors (NY: Routledge, 2002).

Brown, D. Clayton. Globalization & America Since 1945 (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 2002).

Bruno, Kenny & Joshua Karliner. Earthsummit.biz: The Corporate Takeover of Sustainable Development (Oakland, Calif. : Food First Books, 2002).

Burbach, Roger, Orlando Núñez & Boris Kagarlitzky. Globalization & Its Discontents: The Rise of Postmodern Socialisms (Chicago: Pluto, 1997).

Burawoy, Michael & Others. Global Ethnography (Berkeley: U. of California, 2000).

Cavanagh, John. Global Dreams: Imperial Corporations & New World Order (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1994).

Caufield, Catherine. Masters of Illusion: The World Bank & the Poverty of Nations (NY: Henry Holt, 1996).

Cohen, Daniel. Globalization & Its Enemies (Cambridge MA: MIT, 2006).

Danaher, K. & R. Burbach (eds.) Globalize This! The Battle Against the World Trade Organization (Monroe ME, 2000).

Dawkins, Kristin. NAFTA, GATT & the World Trade Organization: The Emerging New World Order, with Resistance Notes by Jeremy Brecher (Westfield NJ: Open Magazine, 1993).

Eckes, Alfred E. Jr. & Thomas W. Zeiler. Globalization & the American Century (Cambridge: Cambridge U., 2003).

Ellwood, Wayne. The No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization (London: Verso, 2002).

Enloe, Cynthia. Bananas, Beaches & Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics (Berkeley: U. California, 2002).

Falk, Richard. Predatory Globalization: A Critique (Malden MA: Blackwell, 1999).

Ferleger, Louis & Jay R. Mandle (eds.) Dimensions of Globalization (Thousand Oaks CA: Sage, 2000).

Friedman, Thomas. The Lexus & the Olive Tree (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999). NY Times columnist's puff piece for globalization.

__________. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005). More poorly documented hype.

Friman, H. Richard & Peter Andreas (eds.) The Illicit Global Economy & State Power (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999).

Fung, Archon; Dara O’Rourke & Charles Sabel. Can We Put an End to Sweatshops? A New Democracy Forum on Raising Global Labor Standards (Boston: Beacon, 2001).

Gheddo, Piero. Why is the Third World Poor? (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1993).

Girvan, Norman. Corporate Imperialism: Conflict & Expropriation. Transnational Corporations & Economic Nationalism in the Third World (NY: Monthly Review, 1981).

Goodman, Robin T. & Kenneth J. Saltman. Strange Love: Or How We Learn to Stop Worrying & Love the Market (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 200?).

Gray, John. False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism (NY: New Press, 1998).

Greider, William. One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1997).

Hahnel, Robin. Panic Rules! Everything You Need to Know About the Global Economy (Cambridge MA: South End, 1999).

Head, Ivan L. On a Hinge of History: The Mutual Vulnerability of North & South (Toronto: U. Toronto, 199?).

Hoogvelt, Ankie. Globalization & the Postcolonial World: The New Political Economy of Development (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1997). How globalization affects developing countries.

Hudson, Michael. Super Imperialism. The Economic Strategy of American Empire (NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1972).

Isbister, John. Promises Not Kept: The Betrayal of Social Change in the Third World (5th ed.; Bloomfield CT: Kumarian, 2001).

Kapstein, Ethan B. Sharing the Wealth: Workers & the World Economy (NY: Norton, 1999).

Karliner, Joshua. The Corporate Planet: Ecology & Politics in the Age of Globalization (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1997).

Khor, Martin. Rethinking Globalization: Critical Issues & Policy Choices (NY: Zed, 2001).

Korten, David C. When Corporations Rule the World (2nd ed.; Bloomfield CT: Kumarian, 2001).

Kotkin, Joel. Tribes: How Race, Religion, & Identity Determine Success in the New Global Economy (NY: Random House, 1993).

Krasner, Stephen D. Structural Conflict: The Third World Against Global Liberalism (Berkeley: U. California, 1985).

LaFeber, Walter. Michael Jordan & the New Global Capitalism (NY: Norton, 1999).

Lorey, David & Paul Ganster (eds.) Borders & Border Politics in a Globalizing World (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 2002).

Luttwak, Edward. Turbo Capitalism (NY: PublicAffairs, 1998). Conservative critique.

MacArthur, John R. The Selling of "Free Trade": NAFTA, Washington & the Subversion of American Democracy (NY: Hill & Wang, 2000).

Mander, J. & E. Goldsmith (eds.) The Case Against the Global Economy: And for a Turn towards Localization (2nd ed.; London: Earthscan, 2001).

Marling, William H. How "American" is Globalization? (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2006).

Moore, Michael. A World Without Walls: Freedom, Development, Free Trade & Global Governance (NY: Cambridge, 2003).

Norris, Ruth; A. Karim Ahmed, S. Jacob Scheer & Robert Richter. Pills, Pesticides & Profits: The International Trade in Toxic Substances (Croton-on-Hudson NY: North River, 1982).

O'Meara, Howard D & Howard Mehlinger & Matthew Krain. Globalization & the Challenges of a New Century (Bloomington: Indiana U., 2000).

O'Rourke, Kevin H. & Jeffrey G. Williamson. Globalization & History: The Evolution of a 19th-c. Atlantic Economy (Cambridge MA: MIT, 1999).

__________ & Jeffrey G. Williamson. From Malthus to Olin: Trade, Growth & Distribution since 1500 (Cambridge MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2002).

Oxhorn, Philip & G. Ducatenzeiler (eds.) What Kind of Democracy? What Kind of Market? Latin America in the Age of Neoliberalism (University Park: Pennsylvania State, 1998).

Palast, Greg. The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons, & High Finance Fraudsters (NY: Pluto, 2001).

Palmer, Bryan. Goodyear Invades the Back Country (NY: Monthly Review, 199?). Human impact of plant relocation on an Ontario town.

Perkins, John. Confessions of an Economic Hitman: How the US Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions (San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2004). See for background to the assassination of Omar Torrijos.

Perlas, Nicanor. Shaping Globalization: Civil Society, Cultural Power, & Threefolding (Philadelphia: New Society, 2003).

Pollin, Robert. Contours of Descent (NY: Verso, 2003). Globalization as defined by corporate supremacists, & an agenda to turn around an economy increasingly disconnected from workers & their well-being.

Rich, Bruce. Mortgaging the Earth: The World Bank , Environmental Impoverishment & the Crisis of Development (Boston: Beacon, 1995).

Rodrik, Dani. Has Globalization Gone Too Far? (Washington: Institute for International Economics, 1997).

Rosen, Ellen Israel. Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the US Apparel Industry (Berkeley: U. California, 2002).

Ross, Andrew (ed.) No Sweat. Fashion, Free Trade & the Rights of Garment Workers (NY: Verso, 1997).

Sassen, Saskia. Losing Control? Sovereignty in an Age of Globalization (NY: Columbia U, 1996).

__________. Globalization & its Discontents (NY: New Press, 1998).

Schoenberger, Karl. Levi's Children: Coming to Terms with Human Rights in the Global Marketplace (NY: Atlantic Monthly, 2000). Apparel transnationals run sweatshops abroad because they're profitable. Argues that Levi Strauss is an exception (or was before stock prices crashed & they closed US factories to move abroad!).

Sennett, Richard. The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism (NY: Norton, 1998).

Shiva, Vandana. Caliber of Destruction: Globalization, Food Security & Women's Livelihoods (Quezon City: Isis International-Manila, 1996).

__________; Afsar H. Jafri & Gitanjali Bedi. Ecological Costs of Economic Globalization: The Indian Experience (New Delhi: Research Foundation for Science, Technology & Ecology, 1997).

__________. Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply (Cambridge MA: South End, 2000).

__________(ed.) Licence to Kill: How the Unholy Trinity -- World Bank, International Monetary fund, & World Trade Organization -- Are Killing Livelihoods, Environment, & Democracy in India (New Delhi: Research Foundation for Science, Technology & Ecology, 2000).

Smith, Paul. Millennial Dreams: Contemporary Culture & Capital in the North (NY: Verso, 1997).

Soros, George. The Crisis of Global Capitalism. Open Society Endangered (NY: PublicAffairs, 1998) .Post-Friedmanite call to common responsibilities, & an alliance of democratic nations, rich & poor.

__________. George Soros on Globalization (Boulder: Public Affairs, 2002).

Steger, Manfred B. Globalism: The New Market Ideology (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).

Stiglitz, Joseph E. Globalization and Its Discontents (NY: Norton, 2003).

Tabb, William K. The Amoral Elephant. Globalization & the Struggle for Social Justice in the 21st Century (NY: Monthly Review, 2001).

Tokar, Brian. Earth for Sale: Reclaiming Ecology in the Age of Corporate Greenwash (Boston: South End, 1997).

Tonelson, Alan. The Race to the Bottom: Why a Worldwide Worker Surplus & Uncontrolled Free Trade Are Sinking American Living Standards (Boulder: Westview, 2000).

Wallach, Lori & Michelle Sforza. Whose Trade Organization? Corporate Globalization & the Erosion of Democracy: An Assessment of the World Trade Organization (Washington: Public Citizen, 1999).

Watson, James L. (ed.) Golden Arches East: McDonald's in East Asia (Stanford: Stanford, 1998).

Weinstein, Michael M. (ed.) Globalization: What's New? (NY: Columbia, 2005). Useful survey.

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

Raina, Arjun. A Terrible Beauty is Born (?:?, 2004?). Play focused on tribulations of call center workers.

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"From Docklands to Dhaka" [2000], dir. Steve Bradshaw, 24m. From Bullfrog Films. How globalization affects ordinary people's lives in Bangladesh.

"Globalization & the WTO: debate" [2000], C-SPAN Archives, National Cable Satellite Corp, 120m.

"Globalization & Human Rights" (1999), produced by Rory O'Connor & Danny Schechter, 57m. From Cinema Guild.

"Globalization & the World Trade Organization: Debate" [2000], by C-SPAN, 120m. From National Cable Satellite Corp.

"Global Village or Global Pillage?" [2000], produced by Jeremy Brecher with Tim Costello & Brendan Smith. From Cinema Guild.

"Life and Debt" [2001], dir. Stephanie Black, 86m. From Tuff Gong Pictures. Documents terrible cost over a quarter of a century, of Jamaica's forced adoption of IMF "reforms" in late 70s.

"Mardi Gras: Made in China" [200?], by Calle y Media Collective, ?m. From Calle y Media. Traces beads used in New Orleans festival to Chinese sweatshop that makes them.

"Pesticides & Pills: For Export Only" [1981], dir. Robert Richter. "Part I: Pesticides," 57m. & "Part II: Pharmaceuticals," 59m. From Robert Richter Productions.

" Who's Counting: Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies & Global Economics " [1995], by National Film Board of Canada, 53m. From Bullfrog Films.



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