Culture and Education in the New Millennium

Author: Marcelo Suarez-Orozco,Desiree B. Qin-Hilliard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520930967

Category: Education

Page: 290

View: 1132

Globalization defines our era. While it has created a great deal of debate in economic, policy, and grassroots circles, many aspects of the phenomenon remain virtual terra incognita. Education is at the heart of this continent of the unknown. This pathbreaking book examines how globalization and large-scale immigration are affecting children and youth, both in and out of schools. Taking into consideration broad historical, cultural, technological, and demographic changes, the contributors—all leading social scientists in their fields—suggest that these global transformations will require youth to develop new skills, sensibilities, and habits of mind that are far ahead of what most educational systems can now deliver. Drawing from comparative and interdisciplinary materials, the authors examine the complex psychological, sociocultural, and historical implications of globalization for children and youth growing up today. The book explores why new and broader global visions are needed to educate children and youth to be informed, engaged, and critical citizens in the new millennium. Published in association with the Ross Institute

Globalization: Tame It Or Scrap It?

Mapping the Alternatives of the Anti-Globalization Movement

Author: Greg Buckman

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842773819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

View: 3453

"Globalization is irreversible and irresistible." - Tony BlairThis book gives the lie to that claim. Economic globalization has never been an inevitable part of human history. It is eminently reversible and hugely resistible. Greg Buckman argues there are two broad approaches within the anti-globalization movement. One, perhaps the most widely supported and influential strand today, calls the Fair Trade and Back to Bretton Woods school. This argues for immediate reforms of the world‘s trading system, capital markets, and global institutions, notably the World Bank, IMF and WTO. The other, the Localization school, takes a more root and branch position and argues for the abolition of these institutions and outright reversal of globalization. Buckman explains the details of each school‘s outlook and proposals, their weaknesses, where they disagree, their common ground, and where they might come together in campaigns.

Globalization - Listening comprehension: People in a global world - Advantages and/or disadvantages of globalization?

Entwurf für den Englischunterricht

Author: Thomas Goldbach

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638888983


Page: 32

View: 2627

Unterrichtsentwurf aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich BWL - Didaktik, Wirtschaftspadagogik, Note: 12 Punkte, Veranstaltung: Englisch Modul, 16 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: 1 Bedingungsanalyse1 1.1 Beschreibung der Lerngruppe1 1.2 Konsequenzen fur den Unterricht2 1.3 Beschreibung der institutionellen Bedingungen2 2 Curriculare und unterrichtliche Einordnung der Stunde3 3 Didaktisch-methodische Planung der Unterrichtsstunde3 3.1 Begrundung der Themenwahl3 3.2 Grundlegende methodische Entscheidungen4 3.3 Unterrichtsphasen und Methoden5 3.3.1 Pre-listening stage5 3.3.2 While-listening stage6 Listening6 Results6 Presentation6 3.3.3 Post-listening stage / assessment7 3.4 Unterrichtsziele7 4 Verlaufsplanung9"

Globalization, the State, and Violence

Author: Jonathan Friedman

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759102811

Category: Social Science

Page: 389

View: 9054

Friedman and a distinguished group of contributors offer a compelling analysis of globalization and the lethal explosiveness that characterizes the current world order. In particular, they investigate global processes and political forces that determine networks of crime, commerce and terror, and reveal the economic, social and cultural fragmentation of transnational networks. The authors analyze the increasing criminalization of ethnic populations, the massively destabililizing effect of migration processes, and new forms of transnational criminal networks that represents disintegration of larger homogeneous territories. This book will be a valuable reference in anthropology, social theory, international politics and economics, ethnic and immigration studies, and economic history. Visit our website for sample chapters!


The Reader

Author: John Benyon,David Dunkerley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415929226

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

View: 6588

Globalization: The Reader addresses the big issues: communications and global media, political economy, cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity, new technologies, tourism, beliefs, and identity.


Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor, and Politics

Author: Ashish K. Vaidya

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576078264

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 968

View: 3280

This work is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge scholarship on the economic, international business, political, legal, and environmental ramifications of globalization--one of the hottest topics of the day. * 100 A-Z entries covering the major issues of globalization * Reproduces the founding documents for the World Trade Organization and other international trade organizations * Maps of trade blocs and regional organizations such as the European Union, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR) * Charts, figures, and graphs illustrating data trends and statistical information * Includes contributions from more than 100 specialists in economics, law, business, and other applicable fields


Author: Manfred B. Steger

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768781

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

View: 8632

For many scholars and political activists, “globalization” encompasses a variety of economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental practices that have accelerated in the last few decades. Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted system encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life. In addition to unpacking the term’s various dimensions, he investigates whether globalization is “good” or “bad”: a question hotly debated in classrooms, boardrooms, and on the streets.


Education Research, Change and Reform

Author: Zygmunt Bauman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508859

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 7726

From the streets of Seattle to corporate boardrooms to new factories in third-world nations, globalization is subject to very different and often explosively divergent interpretations. Where some see globalization as driving poor countries into further poverty, others see it as the path to economic salvation and democratic rule. With original contributions from ten eminent economists, Globalization: What's New cuts through the confusion and rhetoric to offer straightforward, incisive analysis of globalization and its future. Coming from some of globalization's most prominent supporters (David Dollar), its most vocal critics (Joseph Stiglitz), and those in-between, this collection presents diverse and original perspectives on globalization's immense reach that dig to the core of many debates. The contributors analyze recent trends in trade, immigration, and capital flows; why some poor countries have grown while others have stagnated during the past two decades; future opportunities for low-wage workers; globalization's impact on jobs and wages in poor countries and in the United States; the surprising environmental benefits of globalization; the degree to which foreign aid helps developing countries; the failures of international institutions in governing the global economy and supporting democracy; and how foreign loans and investments can wreak havoc on a nation's economy.


State of the Art and Perspectives

Author: Stefan A. Schirm

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415405661

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 2874

Encompasses the debates and the results of research of political scientists on various core aspects of the interrelation between politics and economics in the process of globalization. This volume shows how research on "Globalization" has reached a degree of differentiation that makes it necessary to assess the perspectives for further research.


A Short History

Author: Jürgen Osterhammel,Dr Niels P Petersson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691121656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 5113

"Globalization" has become a popular buzzword for explaining today's world. The expression achieved terminological stardom in the 1990s and was soon embraced by the general public and integrated into numerous languages. But is this much-discussed phenomenon really an invention of modern times? In this work, Jürgen Osterhammel and Niels Petersson make the case that globalization is not so new, after all. Arguing that the world did not turn "global" overnight, the book traces the emergence of globalization over the past seven or eight centuries. In fact, the authors write, the phenomenon can be traced back to early modern large-scale trading, for example, the silk trade between China and the Mediterranean region, the shipping routes between the Arabian Peninsula and India, and the more frequently traveled caravan routes of the Near East and North Africa--all conduits for people, goods, coins, artwork, and ideas. Osterhammel and Petersson argue that the period from 1750 to 1880--an era characterized by the development of free trade and the long-distance impact of the industrial revolution--represented an important phase in the globalization phenomenon. Moreover, they demonstrate how globalization in the mid-twentieth century opened up the prospect of global destruction though nuclear war and ecological catastrophe. In the end, the authors write, today's globalization is part of a long-running transformation and has not ushered in a "global age" radically different from anything that came before. This book will appeal to historians, economists, and anyone in the social sciences who is interested in the historical emergence of globalization.

Globalization, Economic Development and the Role of the State

Author: Ha-Joon Chang

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842771433

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 335

View: 6888

Ha-Joon Chang evaluates the role of the state in economics and development. In this collection of essays, he reviews theories and practices of state intervention as they have developed over two centuries of modern capitalism. He develops an institutionalist approach to the role of the state in economic change, and examines the issues involved in particular settings including industrial policy, trade policy, intellectual property rights, regulation, and strategies towards transnational corporations. He mounts a sophisticated theoretical and historical case for the continuing essential and constructive roles which the state can and must play in economic development.

Globalization, Growth, and Poverty

Building an Inclusive World Economy

Author: Paul Collier,David Dollar

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821350485

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 5796

Globalization - the growing integration of economies and societies around the world, is a complex process. The focus of this research is the impact of economic integration on developing countries and especially the poor people living in these countries. Whether economic integration supports poverty reduction and how it can do so more effectively are key questions asked. The research yields 3 main findings with bearings on current policy debates about globalization. Firstly, poor countries with some 3 billion people have broken into the global market for manufactures and services, and this successful integration has generally supported poverty reduction. Secondly, inclusion both across countries and within them is important as a number of countries (pop. 2 billion) are failing as states, trading less and less, and becoming marginal to the world economy. Thirdly, standardization or homogenization is a concern - will economic integration lead to cultural or institutional homogenization?

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft

Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406613517


Page: 415

View: 5779

Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.


Author: Malcolm Waters

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415238533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

View: 9752

This study provides an introduction to the main arguments about the globalization process. It examines the theoretical and conceptual issues with substantive examples.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Manfred B. Steger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191085006

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 6983

'Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic. This Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. In this fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex change in the media. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


A Critical Introduction

Author: Jan Aart Scholte

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230368018

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 9462

A systematically revised and updated new edition of a highly acclaimed text which was an immediate bestseller on courses around the world. The second edition takes a broader perspective giving increased coverage of other dimensions of globalization alongside its core focus on the rise of supraterritoriality which, the author argues, is globalization's most distinctive feature.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Manfred Steger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199662665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 151

View: 405

Explores globalization from economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental perspectives, discussing the major causes and consequences of globalization and whether it is a good or bad phenomenon.


The Juggernaut of the 21st Century

Author: Jan-Erik Lane

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754673934

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

View: 3887

While some people debate whether globalization really exists, it proceeds apace, affecting all societies. This interesting and erudite book adopts a distinctive approach to the multiple dimensions of the globalization debate. The impressive coverage of philosophical thought - including Popper, Weber, Habermas, Lipset and Hobbes - makes a valuable contribution to the debates on globalization.

Dictionary of Globalization

Author: Andrew Jones

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745634400

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

View: 3877

Provides an overview of the contemporary globalization debate, bringing together the disparate elements of an ever-growing literature. This dictionary comprises an A-Z of entries covering various aspects of the globalization debate from 9/11 to Zapatistas, and more. It is aimed at students, researchers, policy-makers and others.


Unraveling the Myths of Globalization

Author: Michael Veseth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742536593

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

View: 8683

Veseth separates rhetoric from reality by taking close-ups of classic globalization images and comparing them with unexpected alternative visions.