The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order

Author: Michel Chossudovsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 0973714700
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Business & Economics

In this new and expanded edition of Chossudovskys international best-seller, the author outlines the contours of a New World Order which feeds on human poverty and the destruction of the environment, generates social apartheid, encourages racism and ethnic strife and undermines the rights of women. The result as his detailed examples from all parts of the world show so convincingly, is a globalisation of poverty. This book is a skilful combination of lucid explanation and cogently argued critique of the fundamental directions in which our world is moving financially and economically. In this new enlarged edition -- which includes ten new chapters and a new introduction -- the author reviews the causes and consequences of famine in Sub-Saharan Africa, the dramatic meltdown of financial markets, the demise of State social programs and the devastation resulting from corporate downsizing and trade liberalisation. The book has been published in 11 languages. Over 100,000 copies sold world-wide.

War and globalisation

Author: Michel Chossudovsky
Publisher: Global Outlook Publishing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112821108
Release Date: 2002-10-04
Genre: History

In this timely study, Michel Chossudovsky blows away the smoke-screen, put up by the mainstream media, that 9-11 was an "intelligence failure." Through meticulous research, the author uncovers a military-intelligence ploy behind the September 11 attacks, and the coverup and complicity of key members of the Bush Administration. According to Chossudovsky, the so-called "war on terrorism" is a complete fabrication based on the illusion that one man, Osama bin Laden, outwitted the $30 billion-a-year American intelligence apparatus.The "war on terrorism" is a war of conquest. Globalisation is the final march to the "New World Order, " dominated by Wall Street and the U.S. military-industrial complex.September 11,2001 was the moment the Bush Administration had been waiting for, the so-called "useful crisis" which provided a pretext for waging a war without borders.The hidden agenda consists in extending the frontiers of the American Empire right around the world to facilitate complete U.S. corporatecontrol outside the U.S. and a police state on the inside. Chossudovsky peels back the layers of rhetoric to reveal a huge hoax - a complex web of deceit aimed at tricking the American people and the rest of the world into accepting a military solution which threatens the future of humanity.

Grave New World

Author: Stephen D. King
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300240078
Release Date: 2018-05-22
Genre: Business & Economics

A controversial look at the end of globalization and what it means for prosperity, peace, and the global economic order Globalization, long considered the best route to economic prosperity, is not inevitable. An approach built on the principles of free trade and, since the 1980s, open capital markets, is beginning to fracture. With disappointing growth rates across the Western world, nations are no longer willing to sacrifice national interests for global growth; nor are their leaders able—or willing—to sell the idea of pursuing a global agenda of prosperity to their citizens. Combining historical analysis with current affairs, economist Stephen D. King provides a provocative and engaging account of why globalization is being rejected, what a world ruled by rival states with conflicting aims might look like, and how the pursuit of nationalist agendas could result in a race to the bottom. King argues that a rejection of globalization and a return to “autarky” will risk economic and political conflict, and he uses lessons from history to gauge how best to avoid the worst possible outcomes.

Rethinking the New World Order

Author: Georg Sørensen
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137483263
Release Date: 2016-09-09
Genre: Political Science

Attempts to analyse the post-Cold War world order have been many and various. This important new text assesses the main approaches and offers its own analysis of the security, economic, institutional and value challenges in a world where reduced inter-state conflict goes hand in hand with unequal globalization and state fragility.

The Global Economic Crisis

Author: Michel Chossudovsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 0973714735
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

In all major regions of the world, the economic recession is deep-seated, resulting in mass unemployment, the collapse of state social programs and the impoverishment of millions of people. The meltdown of financial markets was the result of institutionalized fraud and financial manipulation. The economic crisis is accompanied by a worldwide process of militarization, a "war without borders" led by the U.S. and its NATO allies. This book takes the reader through the corridors of the Federal Reserve, into the plush corporate boardrooms on Wall Street where far-reaching financial transactions are routinely undertaken. Each of the authors in this timely collection digs beneath the gilded surface to reveal a complex web of deceit and media distortion which serves to conceal the workings of the global economic system and its devastating impacts on people's lives.

Globalization Trade and Poverty in Ghana

Author: Charles Ackah
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 9789988647360
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

The persistence of poverty in many developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, in the face of increased globalisation and rapid trade liberalisation during the past two decades has inspired considerable debate on the impact of globalisation, in general, and trade liberalisation, in particular, on poverty. In Ghana, as in many other African countries, poverty remains the fundamental problem confronting policy makers in the new millennium as highlighted in the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy. Yet, between 1991 and 2006, the headcount index of poverty fell by 23.2 percentage points with the proportion of the population living below the national poverty line falling from 51.7% in 1991/92 to 28.5% in 2005/06. Poverty had fallen in the countryside as well as in the towns, though progress had been more rapid in rural areas. This optimism is, however, tempered by the fact that while poverty declined, inequality increased significantly during the same period. Large reductions in the incidence of poverty have occurred among private sector employees in both the formal and informal sectors, and among public sector wage employees, but export farmers have experienced the largest reduction in consumption poverty. Poverty reduction among the large numbers of food crop farmers, on the other hand, has been modest. Reductions in the incidence of poverty over the period have been smaller also for the non-farm self employed and informal sector wage employees. A recent publication by the World Bank suggests that had there been no change in inequality, the reduction in poverty would have reached 27.5 percentage points, so that Ghana would have achieved the Millenium Development Goal (MDG) target of reducing poverty by half in relation to its level of 1991/92. This book is one response to the challenge posed by the paucity of recent empirical evidence on the poverty and distributional impacts of trade policy reform in Ghana. The main objective of the study is to contribute to our understanding of the poverty and distributional impact of trade policy reform in Ghana by analyzing how trade liberalisation affects the well-being of households and in particular, if the outcome it generates is pro-poor, with particular interest in the gender-differentiated impact.

America s War on Terrorism

Author: Michel Chossudovsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 0973714719
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of September 11.When people across the US and around the World find out that Al Qaeda is not an outside enemy but a creation of US foreign policy and the CIA, the legitimacy of the bipartisan war agenda will tumble like a deck of cards." Across the land, the image of an "outside enemy" is instilled in the consciousness of Americans. Al Qaeda is threatening America and the world. The repeal of democracy under the Patriot legislation is portrayed as a means to providing "domestic security" and upholding civil liberties.The 9/11 Commission Report destroys the historical record of US covert support to international terrorism, while creating the illusion that America and "Western Civilization" are threatened. In turn, the various terrorist warnings and code orange alerts have created, across America, an atmosphere of fear and intimidation.

Hanging by a Thread

Author: William G. Moseley
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0896804615
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Political Science

The textile industry was one of the first manufacturing activities to become organized globally, as mechanized production in Europe used cotton from the various colonies. Africa, the least developed of the world’s major regions, is now increasingly engaged in the production of this crop for the global market, and debates about the pros and cons of this trend have intensified. Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization, and Poverty in Africa illuminates the connections between Africa and the global economy. The editors offer a compelling set of linked studies that detail one aspect of the globalization process in Africa, the cotton commodity chain. From global policy debates, to impacts on the natural environment, to the economic and social implications of this process, Hanging by a Thread explores cotton production in the postcolonial period from different disciplinary perspectives and in a range of national contexts. This approach makes the globalization process palpable by detailing how changes at the macroeconomic level play out on the ground in the world’s poorest region. Hanging by a Thread offers new insights on the region in a global context and provides a critical perspective on current and future development policy for Africa. Contributors: Thomas J. Bassett, Jim Bingen, Duncan Boughton, Brian M. Dowd, Marnus Gouse, Leslie C. Gray, Dolores Koenig, Scott M. Lacy, William G. Moseley, Colin Poulton, Bhavani Shankar, Corinne Siaens, Colin Thirtle, David Tschirley, and Quentin Wodon.

Transition to a New World Order

Author: B. Bahramian
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781477229002
Release Date: 2012-07-12
Genre: Political Science

“Transition to a New World Order” is addressing current political and economic affairs facing the United States and advancing nations, seeking prosperity and developments – in respect to job creation, productivity, and curbing social unrests and upheavals. For any nation to benefit from development programs, it needs an integrated and multi-disciplinary system to address social, political and global economic issues. The role of Technology Transfer, as the prime element of business development is demonstrated. In this regard, the role of Technology+Education+Democracy = Development, which leads to job creation is discussed. Also, democratic values of any society to safeguard “Democratic Capitalism” is investigated. It is essential to have people’s participation in any successful development program to appreciate the value of any effort or the magnitude of the undertakings. In other words, a democratic form of government and political infrastructure to endure a trustworthy financial system, with a strong independent judicial system, and a long-term educational system to safeguard the process is shown to be essential. A major element in a successful technology transfer program is its delivery system. The quality of services in the U.S. have deteriorated as a result of outsourcing of many vital services in the society. Success of business enterprises, companies or any institute can be measured in terms of client satisfaction. Lastly, the roots of social unrests, leading to political turmoil are investigated, with essential measures to curb terrorism and creating job opportunities towards further prosperity for nations.

Towards a World War III Scenario

Author: Michel Chossudovsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 0973714751
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

The US has embarked on a military adventure, "a long war", which threatens the future of humanity. US-NATO weapons of mass destruction are portrayed as instruments of peace. Mini-nukes are said to be "harmless to the surrounding civilian population". Pre-emptive nuclear war is portrayed as a "humanitarian undertaking". While one can conceptualise the loss of life and destruction resulting from present-day wars including Iraq and Afghanistan, it is impossible to fully comprehend the devastation which might result from a Third World War, using "new technologies" and advanced weapons, until it occurs and becomes a reality. The international community has endorsed nuclear war in the name of world peace. "Making the world safer" is the justification for launching a military operation which could potentially result in a nuclear holocaust. Nuclear war has become a multi-billion dollar undertaking, which fills the pockets of US defence contractors. What is at stake is the outright "privatisation of nuclear war". The Pentagon's global military design is one of world conquest. The military deployment of US-NATO forces is occurring in several regions of the world simultaneously. Central to an understanding of war, is the media campaign which grants it legitimacy in the eyes of public opinion. A good versus evil dichotomy prevails. The perpetrators of war are presented as the victims. Public opinion is misled. Breaking the "big lie", which upholds war as a humanitarian undertaking, means breaking a criminal project of global destruction, in which the quest for profit is the overriding force. This profit-driven military agenda destroys human values and transforms people into unconscious zombies. The object of this book is to forcefully reverse the tide of war, challenge the war criminals in high office and the powerful corporate lobby groups which support them.

Economic Governance in the Age of Globalization

Author: William K. Tabb
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231131542
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

The classical models of international free trade that have long been championed by the US, have failed to produce the rapid growth, reduced poverty & stable societies that have been promised. William Tabb advocates a new financial architecture to meet the real needs of the world in the 21st century.

Globalization Growth and Poverty

Author: Paul Collier
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082135048X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Globalization - the growing integration of economies and societies around the world, is a complex process. The focus of this research is the impact of economic integration on developing countries and especially the poor people living in these countries. Whether economic integration supports poverty reduction and how it can do so more effectively are key questions asked. The research yields 3 main findings with bearings on current policy debates about globalization. Firstly, poor countries with some 3 billion people have broken into the global market for manufactures and services, and this successful integration has generally supported poverty reduction. Secondly, inclusion both across countries and within them is important as a number of countries (pop. 2 billion) are failing as states, trading less and less, and becoming marginal to the world economy. Thirdly, standardization or homogenization is a concern - will economic integration lead to cultural or institutional homogenization?

Global Responsibility

Author: Hans Kung
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781592445608
Release Date: 2004-02-19
Genre: Religion

In this timely and urgent work, Hans Kung reminds us: - Every minute, the nations of the world spend 1.8 million dollars on military armaments; - Every hour, 1500 children die of hunger-related causes; - Every week during the 1980s, more people were detained, tortured, assassinated, made refugee, or in other ways violated by acts of repressive regimes than at any other time in history; - Every month, the world's economic system adds over 7.5 billion dollars to the catastrophically unbearable debt burden of more than 1.5 trillion dollars now resting on the shoulders of Third World peoples; - Every year, an area of tropical forest three-quarters the size of Korea is destroyed and lost; - Every decade, if present global warming trends continue, the temperature of the earth's atmosphere could rise dramatically with a resultant rise in sea levels that would have disastrous consequences, particularly for coastal areas of all the earth's land masses. In 'Global Responsibility', the author offers important new approaches and concludes that: - There can be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. - There can be no peace among the religions without dialogue between the religions. - There can be no ongoing human society without a global ethic.

The Globalization of NATO

Author: Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Publisher:
ISBN: 0985271027
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

Spawned by the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's existence was justified as a guarantee against any Soviet threats towards Western Europe. That raison d'être is long gone with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Nevertheless NATO has expanded relentlessly eastward towards its former enemy, even though Communism has disappeared. Yugoslavia marked a turning point for the Atlantic Alliance and its mandate. The organization moved from a defensive posture to an offensive one under the pretexts of humanitarianism. Starting from Yugoslavia, NATO began its journey towards globalization, taking on a broader area of operations outside of the European continent, leading to NATO missions in East Africa, Afghanistan, and most strikingly, Libya.Increasingly symbolic of U.S. militarism and missile diplomacy, NATO has acted as an arm of the Pentagon and formally or informally moved into combat zones where the U.S. and its allies have been combatants. as the world increasingly militarizes through the globalization of NATO and the formation of new military counter-alliance.