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An expose of the results of Today's Global economy on the poor. Low prices that benefit first-world consumers often put the poor at even greater risk. As tansnational corporations try to increase profits by reducing costs, laborers in Latin America, Asia or Africa, or here in the U.S. work long hours but are still poor, hungry, and subject to abuse. Topics addressed include the nature of globaliztion; how structural adjustment programs work; the use of slave labor; the need of workers, especially women, for health care, adequate food, and freedom from abuse; and the violence that comes from unregulated work environments.

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Gallagher (a lecturer on globalization at the Romero Center, a Catholic "Retreat and Social Justice Center" in East Camden, New Jersey) offers a primer on the institutional violence wrought by neoliberal globalization around the world. He explains the operations of the political, economic, legal, and military institutions that together make up the neoliberal global order, later describing their effects on the world's poor and the most vulnerable including children forced to work in sweatshop conditions and worse and women trafficked as sexual slaves. Finally, he presents solutions rooted in Catholic liberation theology. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570756696
Author:
Gallagher, Vincent A.
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
International trade
Subject:
Third World Development
Subject:
Poverty -- Developing countries.
Subject:
International trade--Social aspects
Subject:
Sociology-Poverty
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
166
Dimensions:
8.24x5.40x.43 in. .53 lbs.

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