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A to Zen: Japanese culture (1992)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this book enables to discover Japan via the alphabets. From A to Z, each letter opens a window on Japanese culture, old and new, for young readers to find out about Japan. Bright color illustrations with Japanese characters. 8″ x 11″. 28 pp. Ages 8-12.
Reviewed by Asia for Kids.

Citation: Wells, Ruth. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

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A Watershed in Global Governance? An independent Assessment of the World Commission on Dams

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Recommended because this is a report which analyses the World Commission on Dams as a model for public policymaking. It hopes to provide a model of how an independent organization can be empowered to harness rivers and provide much needed energy by constructing dams. This organization feels this model can be applied to such issues as oil, gas, mining, biotechnology, food security, trade and the environment. The report could prove useful to grades 11 and 12. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Dubash, Navros K.; Dupar, Mairi; Kothari, Smitu; Lissu, Tundu. January, 2002. ISBN:1-56973-494-1. $25.00.

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Altered States Globalization, Sovereignty, and Governance

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Recommended because in this 96 page work the authors provide suggestions for improved governance and at the same explain how to improve and strengthen the UN. The argue that the UN must lead the way. After introducing the reader to the issues raised by globalization, the authors divide the body of the book into Part 1, Sovereignty and Globalization: Government in a State of Confusion and Part 2, For the Millennium Assembly: Three Imperatives of Governance. They then conclude the work with a section entitled Governing Principles: The United Nations and the Millenium Assembly. The questions raised about the role of the UN within global governance would be of great interest to students and teachers at the secondary school level. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Smith, Gordon and Naim Moises. IDRC/CRDI. 2000. ISBN:0-88936-917-8. $15.

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Annual Editions: Global Issues 09/10. (2009).

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Recommended because new editions each year contain collections of 30-40 up to date articles from scholars and the world press that examine the most important global issues facing the planet.  The book has a world map, a glossary, a topic guide, and a list of related websites. This is one of many Annual Editions series. Others (see list on the Annual Editions website) are also relevant to specific issues as well as regional studies.

Citation: Jackson, Robert M. (editor). Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. http://www.dushkin.com

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Another World is Possible

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Recommended because this film presents a sampling of the events and issues at The World Social Forum held Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2002. The World Social Forum was attended by 11,000 young people, non-governmental organizations, indigenous peoples, farmers, labour, and public officials. The event was in response to the World Economic Forum held in New York. This is an excellent film which presents alternative positions to the global governance debate. This 24 minute film is appropriate for grades 10-12. The film was produced in 2002 by Moving Images and directed by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

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Contesting Global Governance Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements

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Recommended because this book provides a provocative look at how global governance is being conducted by a diverse set of actors. This book argues that multilateral economic institutions are beginning to engage nongovernmental organizations with their own agendas. This is changing the nature and form of global economic governance. The authors examine the relationship between IMF, World Bank, and WTO and the global social forces of women’s movements, environmental movements, and labor. This would prove an invaluable book for secondary teachers wishing to develop curriculum on global governance and globalization. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: O’Brien, Robert; Goetz, Anne Marie; Sholte, Jan Aart; Williams, Mark. Cambridge University Press. April, 2000. ISBN:0521774403. $23.

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Enhancing Global Governance: Towards A New Diplomacy

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Recommended because this 388 page work contains 15 chapters authored by 17 different contributors. The editors purport this to be a work in which diplomatic innovation is not going to be driven from top down but by different sources of like-minded states and civil society from below. The chapters are divided into I. Frustrations of Leadership; II. Case Studies of Innovation; III. Application of Innovation in the International Arena. The case studies offered in Case Studies of Innovation would prove especially useful in the secondary school curriculum. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Cooper, Andrew F.; English, John; Thakur, Ramesh. United Nations Press. 2002. $31.95.

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Foreign Policy Association

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) is a nonprofit organization that educates Americans about the world and global issues.  Start by learning about the Great Decisions Global Affairs Education Program.  Be aware that membership with the FPA and access to materials on this site requires a fee.  Updated by Sara Adduchio 2012.

 

Global Govenance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it focuses on the impact of international institutions and multilateral processes on global problems and issues. It would make an excellent resource for secondary teachers developing curriculum centered around global governance. This magazine was begun in 1995 and is directed toward scholars and policymakers who are interested in examining global governance. This magazine, published four times a year, is now on line. The subscription rates are $108 per year for institutions, $49 per year for individuals, and $28 per year for students. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Knight, Andy W., MacFarlane, Neil S., and Weiss, Thomas G. Lynne Rienner Publishers.

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Global Governance The Battle For Planetary Power

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Recommended because The author provides a hopeful outline to a democratic future. This book is authored by a senior fellow at the Trade Policy Institute. Her 171 page book is divided into five major sections: The International Institutions, The Global Economy, Corporate Politics, Citizen Action, and What Is Possible. She advocates global democracy based upon an international system which gives preference to public goods, provides food security, sustainable livelihoods, promotes cultural diversity and integrity, and provides for human health and happiness within a sustainable environment. Secondary school students could handle the reading level and concepts offered within this work. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Dawkins, Kristin. Seven Stories. ISBN:1583225803. July, 2003. $9.95.

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Global Governance The Quiet War Against American Independence

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Recommended because this video offers a scathing attack against the movement toward global governance. It presents the thesis that there is secret war which is endangering American sovereignty. The video is divided into three parts which purport to show that since the Clinton administration there has been a covert attempt by prominent Americans to place us under United Nations domination. This video represents the far Rights’ opposition to global governance. It is appropriate for grades 10-12. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

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Global Village or Global Pillage?

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Recommended because this 27 minute video issues a scathing attack against sweatshops and corporate exploitation in the global market place. This video, which was released in 2000, is based upon the book Global Village Global Pillage written by Jeremy Brecher and Tim Costello. The video is narrated by Ed Asner and features interviews with Charles Kernaghan, Thea Lee, Loretta Ross, Ralph Nader, and other prominent activists. The film is appropriate for grades 10-12. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

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Globalization 101

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this web site is extremely useful to secondary teachers and students who are studying globalization and global issues. Links which are provided are helpful to students and teachers and extend their research with extensive compilations of governmental and non governmental sources. Start by clicking on Teaching Tools. The user of this web site will find a number of lesson plans dealing with issues such as trade, technology, investment, health, culture, environment, migration, and IMF/World Bank. Reviewed by Ron Reichel. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Globalization and the Challenges of a New Century: A Reader. (2000).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it explores globalization and its impact from interdisciplinary perspectives. The ten-part book explores global order and disorder, the new nature of national borders, conflict and security in a new world order, globalization and the evolution of democracy, the new global economy, doing business in the information age, forecasting the future, the environment, and an emerging global culture.

Citation: O’Meara, Patrick, Mehlinger, Howard D., & Krain, Matthew (editors). Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

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Governing Globalization: Power, Authority, and Global Governance

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Recommended because The chapters covering Governing Global Problems offer secondary teachers and students a wide variety of topics for study. This book contains 16 chapters. The chapters are divided into three general topics. They are Global Governance Complex, Governing Global Problems and Theories of Global Government. They include the global problems of pandemics, crime, intellectual property rights, maintaining peace and security and many others. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Held, David and McGrew, Anthony G. Cambridge University Press. October, 2002. ISBN:074562734X. $27.50.

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International Forum on Globalization (IFG)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because because although the IFG presents a slightly slanted focus in favor eliminating capitolist ideals which promote globalization, it does contain information pertaining to environmental activism around the world.  Start with Climate Resources and IFG Programs. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

International Institute for Sustainable Development

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Recommended because  The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s goal is to promote sustainable development throughout the world, to include economic, environmental, equality, technology, and peaceful initiatives.  Start with the “Our Knowledge” tab on the main menu bar for topic themes and initiatives.  From here, you can find publications and research on each topic.  This site is appropriate for secondary and post-secondary students.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

International Organizations: Perspectives on Governance in the Tweny-First Century

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Recommended because the book assumes that the reader knows virtually little about international relations and international organizations. It contains 12 case studies ranging from the Persian Gulf Crisis to the Mexico Peso Crisis. Each issue is offers four different perspectives for each case. The attempt is to apply theory to practice. The author applies realism, liberalism, marxism, and feminism to each case. It challenges students to think critically and to compare and contrast their own beliefs and assumptions. This 328 page book was designed for college classes. However, it is quite appropriate for secondary students and teachers. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Pease, Kelly-Kate. Second edition. Prentice Hall. September, 2002. ISBN:0-13-04527-3. $62.

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Open Democracy: free thinking for the world

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because Open Democracy is a collection of commentary articles and blogs about current government and economic issues around the globe.  This site emphasizes the publishing of voices around the world- ensuring culturally diverse opinions and marginalized perspectives are heard.  Issues are categorized in the left menu bar.  This site is appropriate for secondary students. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Overseas Development Institute

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Recommended because this is a British independent think tank working towards advancing third world development and creating sustainable livelihoods around the world.  This site provides excellent resources for researching international development at the secondary and post-secondary levels.  Start with Resources for articles, current research, discussion papers, and more.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Student Atlas of World Politics, 5th edition. (2002).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it explores recent developments geopolitics and international relations through maps and data tables. The book contains maps of (1) the contemporary world, (2) states: alliances and conflicts, (3) the global economy, (4) population and human development, (5) food, energy, and materials, (6) environmental conditions, and (7) regions of the world. The book also contains data tables on world countries and a geographic index.

Citation: Allen, John L. Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. http://www.dushkin.com

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The Earth Charter Initiative

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because the Earth Charter Initiative is an organization of internationally diverse people seeking to promote fundamental ethics (as outlined in the Earth Charter) and shared responsibility for the sustainability of life.  Navigating the tab menu will lead you to specific areas of focus, lesson activities, resources, and news.  The activities and resources on this site would be excellent for use in the primary and secondary classrooms.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The Evian Group

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Recommended because this site is entitled Global Governance Hub, with an aim to facilitate access to sources by selecting books, articles or reports that are relevant to global issues. The purpose of the Evian Group is to create a global trade and investment environment that will promote dialogue with international actors. Start by clicking on Virtual Library for publications, media, etc. related to global governance. This site is appropriate for secondary students. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The Gaia Peace Atlas: Survival into the Third Millennium. (1988).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it provides global perspectives on peace as more than just the absence of war. It provides analyses of the roots of peace and war by exploring human, nuclear, and environmental crises threatening humanity and our planet. The book provides research from international people and organizations/institutions on proposals for immediate and long-term sustainable peace. Exercise and exercise overviews center on (1) what is culture, (2) the building blocks of culture, (3) styles of communication, (4) culture in the workplace, and (5) the cross-cultural perspective. Chapter 2 contains exercises that explore the concept of self (individualist vs. collectivist), personal vs. societal responsibility (universalist vs. particularist), the concept of time (monochronic vs. polychronic), and locus of control (internal vs. external). The ‘Dialogues’ exercise contains four brief cross-cultural dialogues (with seemingly missing exchanges) where students have to figure out the cross-cultural meanings/misunderstandings in the dialogues.

Citation: Barnaby, Frank (editor). New York: Doubleday. http://www.randomhouse.com/doubleday

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The Global Assembly Line

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Recommended because this 32 minute video portrays the lives of working men and women from Tennessee to the Philippines who are affected by “free trade zones.” From closed factories in the developed world to sweatshops of the lesser developed world lives of workers are revealed. This video is appropriate for grades 10-12. It is produced by Lorraine W. Gray with Anne Bohlen and Maria Paricia Fernandez Kelly. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

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The Globalist

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site is recommended for its ease in finding excellent articles pertaining to ethnic and religious conflict. After clicking Archive, type in either ethnic conflict or religious conflict under keyword. You will immediately locate numerous articles pertaining to your topic. Another option is to search by topic (found on left menu bar of homepage). Most articles are appropriate for grades 7-12.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The Globalization Website

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Recommended because because it provides links to a large amount of globalization resources. The site links to organizations, books, people, issues, theories, and a glossary. The site also links to other megasites, data sources, non-English sites (German, French, and Spanish). Start with General Links. and Data Sources (which are categorized by country or issue).  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The Perfect Famine

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this is an excellent case study of what happens when governance goes wrong. The case of Malawi is an excellent example what happens when bad weather, poor government, and profiteering all combine to create a food disaster. The film proceeds to discuss the global issues presented to so-called development experts and economists. This film is appropriate for grades 7-12. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

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The Politics of Global Governance: International Organizations in an Interdependent World

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Recommended because this is a collection of essays containing numerous proposals for reforming international organizations. Dr. Diehl uses this as a text for teaching about global governance. It would prove a useful tool for any secondary classroom teacher who wishes to explore the role of IGOs within the global governance debate. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

Citation: Diehl, Paul F. July, 2001. ISBN:1555879144. $24.95.

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The Stanley Foundation

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this non-profit, nonpartisan, private operating foundation focuses on promoting and building support for principled multilateralism in addressing international issues. Current foundation initiatives include: Global Leadership, Nuclear Material Security, and Preventing Genocide.  Start with Resources for educational materials. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The State of the War and Peace Atlas, 3rd edition (1997).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it provides global overviews on (1) international terrorism, (2) landmine and military dumping grounds, (3) military spending and nuclear testing, (4) arsenals and the arms trade, and (5) NATO and the UN. The book also provides full-color maps that explore (1) the dynamics of war, (2) wars of identity and belief, (3) wars of poverty and power, (4) the military world, and (5) the dynamics of peace.

Citation: Smith, Dan. London: Penguin.

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Timeline to Global Governance

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this time line traces events and organizations from 1891-2001. Each event or organization contains excellent links which students can access for additional information, although there are a few that are only available to members. This site is appropriate for grades 6-12. Reviewed by Ron Reichel. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Two Trevors Go To Washington

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because The film does an excellent job comparing and contrasting the two very different views of global governance. It combines humor with serious issues as we follow a finance minister with the first name Trevor, who is the chair of the IMF/World Bank board, and an activist with the first name Trevor from Soweto, who is a member of The African National Congress. This film is appropriate for grades 10-12. This popular 34 minute film was produced in 2000. Reviewed by Ron Reichel.

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (1988).

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Recommended because this is the music video for the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. Short psychedelic cartoons illustrate each of the Declaration’s 30 articles. They are mostly clever and amusing. For example, the segment for Article 12, which includes guarantees against arbitrary interference with correspondence, features a letter ripped out of an envelope and attacked by an army of needles poking and shredding. The entire series of short cartoons almost all of which are 30 seconds or less would make an excellent prompt for students to complete their own illustrations of these and any other rights they believe should be universal. Students could also be divided into small groups to perform improvisations based on the Universal Declaration or to create pantomimes and perform them as in a game of charades, with other students guessing which article is being acted out.
Review from Rethinking Schools/Rethinking Globalization Resources Page, 07/2002.

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You Think!

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it is a very easy-to-navigate educational tool developed for teachers and student research on environmental, financial, social, political and cultural issues across the world.  There is information on MDGs, AIDS, climate change, corruption, education, energy, food & agriculture, gender, health, information & communications, international trade, natural resources, population, poverty, private sector development, sustainable development, urbanization, water & sanitation, and more. Start by checking out Issues, Multimedia and For Teachers.  Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12.