The Global Economy: Contemporary Debates introduces students to contemporary issues in the global economy by presenting a series of provocative articles written by prominent voices. This innovative text examines attempts to shape opinion and influence public policy rather than simply surveying academic literature or promoting a theoretical argument. There is no other text quite like this on the market-most texts discuss theoretical aspects while Oatley challenges students to take a perspective. This debate-style approach encourages students to think actively and develop a point of view.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Economic Impact of International Trade Chapter 1: Issue: Trade and Jobs in the United States Chapter 2: Issue: Mexico and the North American Free Trade Agreement Chapter 3: Issue: Trade and Economic Development Part II: The World Trade Organization Chapter 4: Issue: The Doha Round Chapter 5: Issue: The World Trade Organization and the Environment Chapter 6: Issue: The World Trade Organization and Political Legitimacy Chapter 7: Issue: Regionalism and Multilateralism in American Trade Policy Part III: Multinational Corporations in the Global Economy Chapter 8: Issue: Multinational Corporations and the Race to the Bottom. Chapter 9: Issue: Global Production and Sweatshops Chapter10: Issue: Regulating Multinational Corporations Part IV: Exchange Rates Chapter 11: Issue: Strong Dollar or Weak Dollar? Chapter 12: Issue: The Dollar versus the Euro? Chapter 13: Issue: Developing Countries and Dollarization Part V: Developming Counries and Capital Flows Chapter 14: Issue: Developing Countries and Capital Flows Chapter 15: Issue: The International Monetary Fund Chapter 16: Issue: Debt Relief Chapter 17: Issue: Foreign Aid Part VI: Globalization Chapter 18: Issue: Globalization: Why Now, and What Impact? Chapter 19. Issue: Globalization and Governance
Thomat Oatley is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill