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TitleGlobal Instability [electronic resource] : Uncertainty and new visions in political economy / edited by Stephen McBride, Laurent Dobuzinskis, Marjorie Griffin Cohen, James Busumtwi-Sam
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2002
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0251-6
Descript IX, 239 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Global Instability: Uncertainty and New Visions in Political Economy presents a series of papers that address the political consequences of globalization for states and their populations, while exploring the issue of alternatives to the model of globalization we are presently experiencing. The focus moves from the world of international agreements to the national and sub-national dilemmas that are posed by attempting to manage a set of global developments within a given territory. The initial chapter, by Daniel Drache, explores a still-born post-war international organization, the International Trade Organization, that offers a different vision of how a globally integrated economy might operate. A number of papers then explore the challenges posed by today's globalization, including currency instability in an environment of financial deregulation, the rights conferred on investors by the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the progressive liberalization of trade in services built into the General Agreement on Trade in Services


CONTENT

1. Global Instability: Uncertainty and New Visions in Political Economy -- I International Pressures -- 2. When Labour and Investment Standards Almost Mattered: A Putative History Lesson in Trade Politics that Ought Not to Be Forgotten -- 3. Monetary Instability: Are National Currencies Becoming Obsolete? -- 4. Reducing Barriers to Investment: Is the NAFTA Investment Regime an Appropriate Model? -- 5. Liberalizing โ{128}{156}Trade in Servicesโ{128}{157}: Ideas in International Political Economy -- II Domestic Responses -- 6. Local Industries in a Global Market: A Comparative Study of the Cape Breton and Queensland Coal Industries -- 7. The Future of Industrial Policy in a WTO World -- 8. Turning the Titanic: Policy Making After Neoliberalism -- 9. Re-Invention and Transition of the Mexican State -- III Alternatives (and the need for them) -- 10. Democracy, Complexity and Non-Territorial Publics: The Case for Forest Trusts -- 11. Old Wine in New Bottles? Civic Republicanism and the Challenge of the Global Era -- 12. Dimensions of Globalization. Cultural And Institutional Novelties, Ethical Needs -- 13. Quasi-Democracy


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