Category: Globalization

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Rush Hour

September 30, 2014 | 320 pages
Across the world, half a billion people commute to work daily. This 'time between' work and home is experienced by every person with a job at some point in their life. Iain Gately traces the history of commuting from the Victorian age of the steam train to the mass-commuting of the present. He... More Info

Javatrekker

Chelsea Green Publishing | December 20, 2014 | 239 pages
The author describes his travels through Africa, Central America, and Asia as he discusses the culture and economics of the coffee industry.  More Info

Paradoxes of Peacebuilding Post-9/11

Univ of British Columbia Pr | February 28, 2009 | 376 pages
What kind of peace is possible in the post-9/11 world? Is sustainable peace an illusion in a world where foreign military interventions are replacing peace negotiations as starting points for postwar reconstruction? What would it take to achieve durable peace in contexts as different as... More Info

Creating Room to Read

Viking Press | February 7, 2013 | 320 pages
Traces the inspirational story of a former Microsoft executive who quit his lucrative career to found the Room to Read nonprofit organization that would build libraries for poor children throughout the world, describing how the organization has been challenged by the recent economic collapse.  More Info

Citizenship and Its Discontents

Harvard University Press | February 15, 2013 | 346 pages
This book considers how the civic ideals embodied in India’s constitution are undermined by exclusions based on social and economic inequalities, sometimes even by its own strategies of inclusion. Once seen by Westerners as a political anomaly, India today is the case study that no global... More Info

Children's Chances

Harvard University Press | February 11, 2013 | 408 pages
Children’s Chances urges a shift from focusing on survival to targeting children’s full and healthy development. Drawing on comparative data on policies in 190 countries designed to combat poverty, discrimination, child labor, illiteracy, and child marriage, Heymann and McNeill tell what works... More Info

Global Transformations

Polity | August 8, 2003 | 624 pages
The world is changing dramatically and a vigorous public debate is under way about the nature and historical significance of these changes. At the centre of this debate lie conflicting claims about the extent, form and consequences of contemporary globalization. On the one hand there are the... More Info

Encountering Development

Princeton Univ Pr | October 23, 2011 | 312 pages
How did the industrialized nations of North America and Europe come to be seen as the appropriate models for post-World War II societies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America? How did the postwar discourse on development actually create the so-called Third World? And what will happen when development... More Info

Good Italy, Bad Italy

Yale University Press | August 14, 2012 | 304 pages
Not long ago Italy was Europe's highly touted emerging economy, a society that blended dynamism and super-fast growth with a lifestyle that was the envy of all. Now it is viewed as a major threat to the future of the Euro, indeed to the European Union as a whole. Italy's political system is shorn... More Info
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The Globalization Paradox

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | March 5, 2012 | 368 pages
Discusses how democracy and national self-determination cannot be pursued simultaneously with economic globalization and instead promotes customizable globalization with international rules to achieve balanced prosperity.  More Info

The will of the many

Pluto Pr | October 1, 2009 | 284 pages
Never before has the idea of democracy enjoyed the global dominance it holds today, but neoliberalism has left the practice of democracy finds itself in deep crisis. Marianne Maeckelbergh argues that the most promising model for global democracy is not coming from traditional political parties or... More Info
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Street protests and fantasy parks

Univ of British Columbia Pr | May 1, 2002 | 184 pages
While global processes are fusing societies and economies more deeply than ever before, the editors argue that obituaries for the state are premature, if not wholly inappropriate. These essays examine a series of compelling case studies--the entertainment industry, citizenship, social activism, and... More Info

Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles

NYU Press | August 22, 2011 | 253 pages
From Megan's Law to Jessica's Law, almost every state in the nation has passed some law to punish sex offenders. This popular tough-on-crime legislation is often written after highly-publicized cases have made the gruesome rounds through the media, and usually features harsh sentences, lifetime GPS... More Info
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Shutting Down the Streets

NYU Press | September 12, 2011 | 207 pages
Recently, a wall was built in eastern Germany. Made of steel and cement blocks, topped with razor barbed wire, and reinforced with video monitors and movement sensors, this wall was not put up to protect a prison or a military base, but rather to guard a three-day meeting of the finance ministers... More Info
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English As a Global Language

March 29, 2012 | 228 pages
David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally,... More Info
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Corporate Social Responsibility

Broadview Pr | March 22, 2011 | 176 pages
The term corporate social responsibility (CSR) is often used in the boardroom, classroom, and political platform, but what does it really mean? Do corporations have ethical or philanthropic duties beyond their obligations to comply with the law? How does CSR relate to business ethics, stakeholder... More Info

How Bad Are Bananas?

Greystone Books | April 1, 2011 | 256 pages
Discusses the carbon footprint--the carbon emissions used to manufacture and transport--everyday items, including paper bags and imported produce, and provides information to help build carbon considerations into everyday purchases.  More Info

The God Market

October 1, 2011 | 239 pages
Conventional wisdom says that integration into the global marketplace tends to weaken the power of traditional faith in developing countries. But, as Meera Nanda argues in this path-breaking book, this is hardly the case in today's India. Against expectations of growing secularism, India has... More Info

Unfair Trade

Random House Business Books | May 1, 2012 | 240 pages
How is it that our favourite brands can import billions of pounds' worth of goods from the developing world every year, and yet leave the people who produce them barely scraping a living? Is it that big business is incompatible with the eradication of poverty? And, if so, are charity and fair trade... More Info
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Chocolate Nations

January 15, 2011 | 182 pages
FROM BEAN TO BAR - WHERE DOES YOUR CHOCOLATE COME FROM?Chocolate - the very word conjures up a hint of the forbidden and a taste of the decadent. Yet the story behind the chocolate bar is rarely one of luxury...From the thousands of children who work on plantations to the smallholders who harvest... More Info

Territories of difference

Duke University Press Books | November 5, 2008 | 435 pages
Through analysis of the Colombian Pacific's geography, peoples, and environment, Escobar questions the place assigned to epistemology, politics and the economy in modernity, arguing that hierarchical privilege can be subverted via activists' entanglement  More Info

Black bloc, white riot

A K Pr Distribution | October 12, 2010 | 192 pages
New Reflections on Violence for the twenty-first century.  More Info

Stuffed and Starved

Harpercollins Canada | March 2, 2009 | 438 pages
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Who's Your City?

Vintage Canada | March 24, 2009 | 416 pages
International Bestseller All places are not created equal. In this groundbreaking book, Richard Florida shows that where we live is increasingly a crucial factor in our lives, one that fundamentally affects our professional and personal prospects. As well as explaining why place matters now more... More Info

Tobacco Capitalism

November 17, 2011 | 304 pages
Tobacco Capitalism tells the story of the people who live and work on U.S. tobacco farms at a time when the global tobacco industry is undergoing profound changes. Against the backdrop of the antitobacco movement, the globalization and industrialization of agriculture, and intense debates over... More Info

Collateral Damage

Polity | June 28, 2011 | 224 pages
The term 'collateral damage' has recently been added to the vocabulary of military forces to refer to the unintended consequences of armed interventions, consequences that are unplanned but nevertheless damaging and often very costly in human and personal terms. But collateral damage is not unique... More Info

Consumer Republic

Emblem Editions | February 7, 2012 | 274 pages
In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell, and for the same people who read Seth Godin and bought The Black Swan and How We Decide, this book breaks down the myth of brands and puts the power back in consumers' hands. The foundation of Consumer Republic's message is this single, inarguable truth: Brands... More Info

Filipino Crosscurrents

September 23, 2011 | 264 pages
How migrant Filipino seamen navigate alternative masculinities in the global shipping industry  More Info

Chocolate Nations

May 8, 2012 | 192 pages
"In association with International African Institute, Royal African Society, Social Science Research Council."  More Info

The Development dictionary

December 20, 1992 | 306 pages
In this pioneering collection, some of the world’s most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse in the post-war era. Each essay examines one concept from a historical and anthropological point of view and highlights its particular bias. Exposing their... More Info

The Empathic Civilization

J P Tarcher | December 31, 2009 | 674 pages

The rebel sell

July 7, 2005 | 390 pages
Joseph Heath & Andrew Potter Harper Perennial; 2005 Paperback; 368 pages 9780006394914 This book is not currently in stock, but is available to order (1-2 weeks). With the popularity of Michael Moore, Adbusters magazine and Naomi Klein’s No Logo, it’s hard to ignore the growing tide of... More Info

Stuffed and starved

Harpercollins Canada | February 14, 2008 | 438 pages
Raj Patel Harper Collins; March 2008 Hardcover; 448 pages 9780002008112 This book is not currently in stock, but is available to order (1-2 weeks).  More Info

Welcome to the Urban Revolution

Penguin Group Canada | May 12, 2009 | 342 pages
In "Welcome to the Urban Revolution", internationally recognized urbanist Jeb Brugmann turns traditional thinking about globalization on its head to show that the city isn't a backdrop to global change; it is a central driver of change - political, economic, social, and environmental. This powerful... More Info

Squeezed

May 26, 2009 | 247 pages
Close to three quarters of U.S. households buy orange juice. Its popularity crosses class, cultural, racial, and regional divides. Why do so many of us drink orange juice? How did it turn from a luxury into a staple in just a few years? More important, how is it that we don't know the real reasons... More Info

Fair bananas!

Univ of Arizona Pr | April 20, 2009 | 273 pages
Bananas are the most-consumed fruit in the world. In the United States alone, the public eats about twenty-eight pounds of bananas per person every year. The total value of the international banana trade is nearly five billion dollars annually, with 80 percent of all exported bananas originating in... More Info

Identifying citizens

Polity Pr | August 14, 2009 | 208 pages
New ID card systems are proliferating around the world. These may use digitized fingerprints or photos, may be contactless, using a scanner, and above all, may rely on computerized registries of personal information. In this timely new contribution, David Lyon argues that such IDs represent a fresh... More Info

Games of empire

Univ Of Minnesota Press | December 8, 2009 | 298 pages
In the first decade of the twenty-first century, video games are an integral part of global media culture, rivaling Hollywood in revenue and influence. No longer confined to a subculture of adolescent males, video games today are played by adults around the world. At the same time, video games have... More Info

Not a Conspiracy Theory

October 19, 2009 | 320 pages
In Not a Conspiracy Theory, Donald Gutstein skilfully documents one of the most important but least recognized political developments in the last thirty years: the prolonged propaganda campaigns mounted by business to influence our opinions on fundamental issues of social and political life. Think... More Info

Brewing justice

Univ of California Pr | April 27, 2007 | 331 pages
Fair trade is a fast-growing alternative market intended to bring better prices and greater social justice to small farmers around the world. But is it working? This vivid study of coffee farmers in Mexico offers the first thorough investigation of the social, economic, and environmental benefits... More Info

Contested histories in public space

Duke University Press Books | December 20, 2014 | 365 pages
Historians, anthropologists, and other scholars explore the public presentation of contested historical narratives in museums, monuments, texts, and festivals around the world.  More Info

Arrival City

Random House Digital, Inc. | September 21, 2010 | 368 pages
From one of Canada's leading journalists comes a major book about how the movement of populations from rural to urban areas on the margins is reshaping our world. These transitional spaces are where the next great economic and cultural boom will be born, or where the great explosion of violence... More Info