Global Tensions by P-TaylorFrancis

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Against the backdrop of demonstrations in Seattle, Porto Alegre and Genoa and within the context of growing resistances to free trade and the current global trends, Global Tensions takes a close look at the challenges posed by the processes of globalization at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Composed of original essays by renowned scholars, this volume explores controversial topics such as free trade, women's rights, labor standards, the World Trade Organization and global tensions.

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									Global Tensions
Editor: Lourdes Beneria
Editor: Savitri Bisnath
Table of Contents

Introduction - Lourdes Beneria and Savitri BisnathSection I: Globalization and Global Governance1.
Towards a stark utopia? New constitutionalism and the politics of globalization, Stephen Gill2. Tax
Distortion in the Global Economy, Howard Wachtel3. Human Rights and Corporate Profits: the UN Global
Compact - Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?, Diane Elson4. Cross-Border Externalities and
International Public Goods: Implications for Aid Agencies, Ravi KanburSection II: North-South Tensions 5.
Financial Sector Liberalization and the Asian Financial Crisis: The IFIs Got it Wrong Twice, Iwan J.
Azis6. Developing Countries and the New Financial Architecture, Stephanie Griffith-Jones7. Globalization:
Eight Crises of Social Protection, Guy StandingSection III: The Politics of International Trade8.
Biotechnology and Food Security: Profiting on Insecurity?, Philip McMichael9. The WTO, GATS and
TPRM: Servicing Liberalization and Eroding Equity Goals?, Savitri Bisnath10. Labour Standards,
Women's Rights, Basic Needs: Challenges to Collective Action in a Globalizing World, Naila Kabeer11.
Contesting Global Trade Rules: Social Movements and the World Trade Organization, Marc Williams
Section IV: Gender, Globalization and Development12. Utilizing Interdisciplinarity to Analyze Global
Socio-economic Change: A Tribute to Ester Boserup , Irene Tinker13. Development and Productive
Deprivation: Male Patriarchal Relations in Business Families and their Implications for Women in S. India,
Barbara Harriss-White14. Promoting Women's Capabilities, Martha NussbaumSection V: Urban and
Global Linkages15. The Global City: Strategic Site/New Frontier, Saskia Sassen 16. Urban Tensions:
Globalization, Industrial Restructuring, and the Post-metropolitan Transition, Edward Soja17. Urban
Transport and Structural Tensions in Developing Countries, Eduardo Vasconcellos
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Against the backdrop of demonstrations in Seattle, Porto Alegre and Genoa and within the context of
growing resistances to free trade and the current global trends, Global Tensions takes a close look at the
challenges posed by the processes of globalization at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Composed of original essays by renowned scholars, this volume explores controversial topics such as
free trade, women's rights, labor standards, the World Trade Organization and global tensions.

								
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