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By Jens-Uwe Wunderlich

ISBN-10: 1857433327

ISBN-13: 9781857433326

Globalization has turn into some of the most very important subject matters inside of politics and economics. This new name explains a number of the comparable terminology, summarizes the encompassing theories and examines the overseas agencies concerned. With the proliferation of communications and the increase of the multi-national company, the concept that of globalization is very important to the fashionable political surroundings. The constitution of the trendy financial system, in keeping with info creation and diffusion, has made nationwide barriers mostly beside the point. A Dictionary of Globalization explains theories, philosophies and ideologies, and comprises brief biographies of major activists, theorists and thinkers comparable to Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx and Jos? Bov?. thoughts, matters and phrases key to the certainty of globalization even have transparent and concise definitions, together with democracy, civil society, non-governmental agencies and ethnicity. Cross-referenced for ease of use, this title aims to be of significant profit to an individual learning politics or sociology. it is going to end up necessary to public and educational libraries, in addition to to companies, govt departments, embassies and newshounds.

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Particularist protectionists are firmly on the right of the political spectrum. They blame neo-liberal globalization for many of the economic and 33 Anti-globalization (Movement) social problems nation states are facing today. Prominent representatives of particularist protectionist agendas include such people as Patrick Buchanan, Jo¨rg Haider and Jean-Marie Le Pen. Motivated by a fear of reduced living standards, loss of national identity and culture through the diffusion of powerful foreign influences, particularly through the media, and the loss of national sovereignty, this anti-globalist rhetoric denounces free trade agendas, the power of multinational companies and international institutions, the perceived threat posed by transnational migration and imported labour, and the perceived Americanization of national cultures and the general permeability of national borders to transnational influences.

In the first instance, following the First World War, BIS was responsible for the collection, administration and distribution of reparations from Germany, as agreed upon in the Treaty of Versailles. After the Second World War, BIS turned its attention to the defence and implementation of the Bretton Woods system. Through the 1970s and 1980s, BIS monitored cross-border capital flows in the wake of the oil and debt crises, which in turn led to the development of regulatory supervision of internationally active banks.

The international arms market is much less regulated now than during the Cold War, when stringent export controls were in place (see Arms Trade). Among the many contrasting approaches to dealing with threats from existing missiles and missile proliferation are some coercive ones, such as developing missile defences or imposing missile technology export controls, and collaborative approaches such as space launch technology sharing or arms control and disarmament. Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Established on 17 May 1930, and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong and Mexico City, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) might be deemed the first multilateral institution devoted specifically to monitoring transborder financial flows and supervising financial institutions.

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