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Encyclopedia of the global economy : a guide for students and researchers / David E. O'Connor.


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O'Connor, David E. (David Edward)
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
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  • 2 v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Author's Note-- * List of Entries-- * Guide to Related Topics-- * List of Figures and Tables-- * Preface-- * Acknowledgements-- * Common Abbreviations-- * Timeline of Key Events of the Global Economy: 1776-2010-- * Primary Documents-- * Statistical Tables-- * The Encyclopedia-- * Glossary of Selected Terms-- * Key Global Economy Web Sites-- * Selected Bibliography-- * About the Author-- * Index.
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Publisher's Summary:
A comprehensive introduction to the global economy. There is no doubt that we live in a truly "global" economy. Japanese automobiles are manufactured in American plants and exported to Europe. The Golden Arches of McDonalds beckon to customers in over 100 countries. Skyrocketing oil prices have a ripple effect on the cost of thousands of goods worldwide. From Seattle to Genoa, protestors decry the injustices of trade agreements perceived to favour the rich countries over the poor. "The Encyclopedia of the Global Economy" illuminates these issues and many more, covering a wide spectrum of concepts, people, and organisations related to economic globalisation - from its origins in the quest for exotic spices in the 16th Century to the debates and controversies that reflect it today. Volume 1 features over 150 entries, organised alphabetically, with definitions and descriptions, examples, illustrations, references, and exhibits featuring the most current data. Volume 2 includes a wide array of primary documents, a data bank of world statistics on demographic and economic trends, and print and Internet resources for further research. Each document is introduced with an explanation of its context and linked to related articles in Volume 1. This unique reference work will be an indispensable resource for students, teachers, businesspeople, and general readers interested in the dynamics of the global economy and its profound impact on nations, businesses, communities, and individuals. It provides comprehensive coverage of all major concepts and terms related to economic globalisation, presented in an accessible A-Z format, with extensive source materials. It provides historical and contemporary coverage, with emphasis on current controversial issues, and includes data tables, charts, graphs, maps, and photos.
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