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Globalization is all around us. From the richest country to the poorest, every aspect of life is affected by global economics and communications. We all benefit...or do we?

This No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization distills the arguments into a clear, concise commentary. It examines the debt trap, the acceleration of neo-liberalism and the “free trade” model, competition for
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Published September 1st 2006 by New Internationalist (first published May 13th 2001)
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Dec 15, 2008 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At the time that I read this book, I had not taken a economics course beyond the one I had in high school and had little exposure to the concepts of political economy and economic structural violence. Of the Bretton Woods organizations, I had heard of some, but knew nothing of the roles that they have had in the exacerbation of teh poverty they were created to relieve. Nevertheless, I had no problem comprehending the information. The basic concepts (and some of the more complex) were made tangib ...more
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Jan 04, 2016 Gregor Burchert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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de feiten over globalisering

Liberalisering van de wereldhandel is een van de centrale doelstellingen van de Wereldhandelsorganisatie. Anders dan vaak wordt gesuggereerd, leidt globalisering niet tot een verbetering van de levensstandaard in de arme landen. Integendeel. In deze landen wordt, onder druk van de eisen van het Internationaal Monetair Fonds, geproduceerd voor de export en gesneden in sociale voorzieningen. Dit leidt tot een van de wereldhandel afhankelijke economi
Tara Nelson
Apr 09, 2015 Tara Nelson rated it liked it
Understanding globalization through politics, economics and development
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Feb 05, 2013 Emma Moulton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I won this book through good reads first reads.

This is the first book that I've read from 'The No-Nonsense Guide' and I found it to be a very good read. Although it is a small book it is full of loads of information about globalization and as it says, it has no nonsense in it so you're taking right to the point.

If you're interested in globalization, then you really should give this book a read.
Sobia Raja
Feb 27, 2013 Sobia Raja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has given me such an insight into the world.
It has added a new dimension to my knowledge.
These are the kind of stuff we're not taught at school but SHOULD be taught!
They say that a book is only good if you can re-read it over an over again - this is that book, this is exactly that kind of book that I will keep reading but never get tired of. Free education man.

May 01, 2014 Niel rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book. Sometimes a bit technical and difficult to understand if one isn't too clued up about economics but they convey the principles quite well. At first I thought it would be a bit biased but it ended up being well balanced. Definitely learnt a lot from this.
Mar 09, 2008 Bob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A short concise guide to globalization (albeit a little left-leaning). Gave me a much clearer understanding of what the IMF, World Bank, and WTO are all about. Some financial concepts of global trade remain elusive, but this book helped.
Mar 12, 2008 esther marked it as to-read
starting on a kick of anthro books (yay ethnography)...guess i'm just missing school :P
Sep 05, 2011 Victoria rated it it was amazing
A good accessible introduction to contemporary global issues.
Jul 06, 2008 Desiree rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: beginners in IPE, those interested but not after anything heavy
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Clear concise & true to its title: no-nonsense indeed.
Jul 18, 2012 Miko rated it really liked it
This is my new bible.
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Wayne Ellwood is a former co-editor at New Internationalist magazine. He is the author of the best-selling No-Nonsense Guide to globalization. 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.
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