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World Poverty Global Inequality and the Modern World System

ISBN-10: 0073042951
ISBN-13: 9780073042954
Edition: 2006
Authors: Harold R. Kerbo
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Description: This text presents an up-do-date summary of world poverty, including many personal observations of world poverty and human interest stories.

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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This text presents an up-do-date summary of world poverty, including many personal observations of world poverty and human interest stories.

A World Divided: Rich Corporations and the Poor of This Earth
The World�"s Poor At the New Millennium
A Case in Point: A Walk Through Klong Toey
The �SWretched of the Earth⼠
The Affluent of the Earth
American Poverty: The Most Unequal Nation
Why We Should Care: Wars and International Terrorism
To the Barricades, Again: Protesting �S
Globalization⼠ The Exploitation of the World�"s Poor, Some Exceptions
American and Japanese corporations in Thailand
Lessons from Asia: The Richer and Poorer Nations of East and Southeast Asia
A Brief Tour of Economic Development in Southeast Asia
The Important Questions: A Preview
Data Files: An Introduction to Data on World Poverty
World Poverty at the 21st Century: Global Comparisons
World Inequalities by Region
Democracy and Good Government
Data File: Poverty Reduction, Economic Development, and Democracy
Health Disparities
Why We Should Care: New Plagues of the 21st Century
Population Problems
Demographic Transition
Case in Point: Fighting Population Growth and AIDS in Thailand
Rapid Urbanization
Empowered Women
World Regions: An Historical and Contemporary Introduction
Africa: The Origins of Human Development and a Continent in Crisis
East and Southeast Asia: A Region on the Move
South Asia: Finally Some Hope
Latin America: Economic Development Without Poverty Reduction
Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Overcoming Communism?
The Middle East: Ancient Civilizations in Conflict
World Poverty: Conclusion and Next Questions
The Modern World System: Explanations of Globalization and Conflict
Characteristics of the Modern World System
A Brief History of the Modern World System
Postwar competition: the rise and fall of the Soviet Union
Case in Point: Disappearing Foreign Aid
The relative decline then re-emergence of the United States
The Future of Core Competition
American inequality, poverty, and competing forms of capitalism in the 21st century
Case in Point: American and German workers compared
Why We Should Care: Wal-Mart, reduced American wages, and the loss of American jobs
The Global Corporate Class
The Global Economy and World Poverty: Attempted Explanations
A Resurgence of Cultural Explanations
Why the World�"s Poor Often Remain Poor: Dependency, Uneven Development, and Economic StagnationThe class struggle within
A Case in Point: Sweatshops and Child Labor in Latin America
Global Corporations Can Do Harm: Some Evidence
The Western Bias: Why We Often Fail to Understand
The Problem of Research Method Data File: Foreign Direct Investment and Contrasting OutcomesA Rich Nation Bias
The Roots of �S
Asian Miracles:⼠ Ancient Traditions, �S
Asian Values,â¼  and Development States
The Asian �S
Economic Miraclesâ¼  Today
The Development of Underdevelopment: Taiwan as an Exception
Asian Traditions and Social Organization: Some Commonalitiesancient civilizations
Data File: The Legacy of State Building and State Efficiency Todaytraditions of authority and elite responsibility�S
Asian valuesâ¼ Case in Point: Japanese Corporations in Germany and Thailanddevelopment state
Data File: State Effectiveness and Economic Development Today
The Asian Development Model
Japan''s economic developmentthe Japanese bureaucratic elite and the technical means of the development statethe Asian development model: a conclusion
Colonialism and Its Aftermath: Fractured Nations, Wars, and Recovery (For Some)
Case In Point: British Drug Pushers, the Opium Wars, and the Colonization of China
Clearing Away Impediments: Pre-industrial Europe, North America, and Japan
Overcoming Colonialism
China: �Sopting out⼠ of the modern world system
India and China compared
The Colonial Experience of East and Southeast Asia
Case In Point: The Dishonor Roll of the World�"s Most Corrupt Dictators
Colonialism and the Division of Africa
Colonialism and the Creation of Latin America
Africa: Fractured Nations and �S
Predator Statesâ¼  in the Global Economy
Case in Point: Colonialism and Hunger in Africa
A Brief History of

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