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Globalization: Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor, and Politics, vols. 1-2.


Globalization; encyclopedia of trade, labor, and politics; 2v.

Ed. by Ashish K. Vaidya.



968 pages




Intended as a reference work accessible to undergraduates, this encyclopedia contains some 100 articles on issues of globalization as seen from an economic, international business, political, legal, and environmental perspective. The articles are grouped thematically, with the first volume beginning with a section on trade and investment issues such as balance of payments, capital flows, currency crisis and contagion, exchange rate movements, international monetary relations, and government policy. The next section considers major business and economic sectors of the international economy. For each entry in the above section, the history of the subject, current events, and potential developments are reviewed. The second volume begins with a section on international trading blocs such as APEC and NAFTA and organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Health Organization. For this section, each entry contains a brief description, a list of member countries, the organizational purpose and profile, and economic and socioeconomic data on statistical indicators. The final section focuses on major environmental, legal, political, and cultural issues within the context of globalization, including natural resources, energy use, climate change, urban development, international labor rights and standards, corruption, gender, and foreign aid.

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