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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century ( Updated and Expanded)
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century ( Updated and Expanded)
by Thomas L. Friedman
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        "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times, reviewing The... (read more)

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The Debt Threat: How Debt Is Destroying the Developing World...and Threatening Us All
The Debt Threat: How Debt Is Destroying the Developing World...and Threatening Us All
by Noreena Hertz
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“A trenchant study...a problem that is perceived as vast and intractable is broken down into practical, actionable units.” London... (read more)

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Globalizing Civil Society: Reclaiming Our Right to Power
Globalizing Civil Society: Reclaiming Our Right to Power
by David C Korten
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DAVID C. KORTEN is a founder and board chair of the Positive Futures Network, publishers of Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures, author of When Corporations Rule the World, and president of the People-Centered Development Forum.... (read more)

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Globalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds
Globalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds
by Stanley D Eitzen
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Containing both positive and critical views, this reader compiled by Eitzen (Colorado State U.) and Zinn (Michigan State U.) examines controversial issues and debates surrounding the sociological analysis of the diverse phenomena of globalization... (read more)

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Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Manfred Steger
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"Globalization" has become the buzz-word of our time. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to... (read more)

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The Ethics of Welfare
The Ethics of Welfare
by Hartley Dean
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The book explores the extent to which rights to welfare are related to human inter-dependency on the one hand and the ethics of responsibility on the other. Its intention is to kick-start a fresh debate about the moral foundations of social policy and... (read more)

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The Last Economic Superpower: The Retreat of Globalization, the End of American Dominance, and What We Can Do about It
The Last Economic Superpower: The Retreat of Globalization, the End of American Dominance, and What We Can Do about It
by Joseph Quinlan
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The Risks and Rewards for the West in the Coming Multipolar World A marked shift has occurred in the tone and assumptions surrounding our national fortune. Nowhere is this better seen than in the second generation of books dealing with America's... (read more)

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The case against the global economy :and for a turn toward the local
The case against the global economy :and for a turn toward the local
by Jerry Mander
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Forty-three essays explain the controversial effects of globalization and present an array of alternatives by examining such topics as the pressure to modernize and globalize, global economy and the Third World, homogenization of education and global... (read more)

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Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization
Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization
by Nayan Chanda
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"While most of us consider globalization to be a purely contemporary phenomenonand#8212;conjuring up images of multinational coffee chains and multilingual call centersand#8212;to Chanda it is as old as humanity itself, and as complex and unpredictable. .... (read more)

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The Case Against "Free Trade": GATT, NAFTA, and the Globalization of Corporate Power
The Case Against "Free Trade": GATT, NAFTA, and the Globalization of Corporate Power
by Ralph Nader
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"This book contains essays by leading citizen-oriented trade experts. They dissect the ideological roots of the free trade mantra, discuss the trade negotiations themselves, and most vividly and most importantly, detail the devastating effect that... (read more)

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The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World
by Paul Roberts
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A frank and balanced investigation of the economics and politics of oil—and a forward-looking assessment of a world without it.   Within thirty years, even by conservative estimates, we will have burned our way through most of the oil that... (read more)

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Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power
Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power
by Joseph Margulies
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Joseph Margulies is an attorney with the MacArthur Justice Center and a law professor at Northwestern University Law School in Chicago. He and his wife live in Chicago.... (read more)

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Torture: A Human Rights Perspective
Torture: A Human Rights Perspective
by Kenneth Roth
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Of all the issues on the human rights agenda, torture offered Americans the moral high ground . . . until this year. With the abuses at Abu Ghraib that led to accusations of torture within the domestic criminal justice system, the question of cruel and... (read more)

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Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy
Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy
by Daniel Altman
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A Harvard-trained economist's startling predictions reveal critical challenges in the decades ahead, helping individuals, businesses, and governments to make smarter decisions As individuals, companies, and countries struggle to recover from the economic... (read more)

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The Unfinished Twentieth Century: The Crisis of Arms Control
The Unfinished Twentieth Century: The Crisis of Arms Control
by Jonathan Schell
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In this brief, elegant, urgent work, Jonathan Schell, the author of The Fate of the Earth, proposes that the defining characteristic of the twentieth century was the uncontrolled acceleration of humankind’s capacity for self-destruction, manifested... (read more)

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The Shape of the World to Come: Charting the Geopolitics of a New Century
The Shape of the World to Come: Charting the Geopolitics of a New Century
by Lauren Cohen Tanugi
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Contrary to an optimistic vision of a world flattened by the virtues of globalization, the sustainability and positive outcomes of economic and political homogenization are far from guaranteed. For better and for worse, globalization has become the most... (read more)

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Challenges of Globalization: Imbalances and Growth
Challenges of Globalization: Imbalances and Growth
by Anders Aslund
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Aslund (Peterson Institute for International Economics, US) and Dabrowski (chairman, Supervisory Council of the Center for Social and Economic Research, Poland) laud the economic growth that they see as a result of economic globalization but worry... (read more)

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New Birth of Freedom Human Rights
New Birth of Freedom Human Rights
by Charles L Black
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Presents the thesis that a sound and satisfying foundation for a general and fully national American law of human rights exists in three important documents: the Declaration of Independence, the Ninth Amendment, and the "citizenship" and "privileges... (read more)

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America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11: The Misunderstood Years Between the Fall of the Berling Wall and the Start of the War on Terror
America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11: The Misunderstood Years Between the Fall of the Berling Wall and the Start of the War on Terror
by Derek Chollet
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"An indispensable history to the decade preceding 9/11. You can't understand today's American crisis without understanding how we got there. This book tells us, loudly and compellingly."—Richard... (read more)

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The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order
The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order
by Parag Khanna
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"The Second World will be the definitive guide to world politics for years to come," says the flap copy. Clearly Random House is very high on this book. Could it be publishing's next The World Is Flat? You'd have to read more geopolitical economic theory... (read more)

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