‘Labour standards, women’s rights, basic needs: challenges to collective action in a globalising world’ Global tensions. Challenges and opportunities in the world economy

Violent anti-globalization protests in Seattle and Genoa focused attention on the growing resistance to free trade and the world’s market economy.Global Tensionstakes a close look at the challenges posed by the processes of globalization at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Composed of original essays by renowned scholars, this volume explores controversial topics such as free trade, women’s rights, labor standards, and the World Trade Organization. Each of the authors presents a critical evaluation of globalization and its ramifications, including problems that have yet to be addressed.

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