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100% American by Ralph Linton

Posted by: globaledadmin on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recommended because Ralph Linton wrote this essay in 1937 as a humorous illustration of globalization as we know it today.  The way in which he weaves together the global influence on American life could not have been a better predictor of what was to come.  This essay is an excellent demonstration for middle school and high school students to understand the influence of globalization on their lives- and those of previous generations.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalization.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because Micklethwait and Wooldridge, award winning correspondents for The Economist, while acknowledging that there are both winners and losers in the emerging global order, argue that the number of winners far outnumbers the losers. They maintain that globalization, if managed correctly, will increase prosperity for millions and lead to greater efficiency and greater liberty. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Citation: Micklethwait, John, & Wooldridge, Adrian. (2000). New York: Crown Publishers.

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A Life Like Mine

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Life Like Mine tells the story of how children live around the world through four themes:  survival, development, protection, participation.  Excellent images and text suitable for upper elementary and middle school students. Truly has a global perspective. Includes many visuals and maps.

Is is published by UNICEF.

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An Attainable Global Perspective by Robert Hanvey

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Recommended because Robert Hanvey is considered the father of modern Global Education.  In this .pdf file of Hanvey’s essay, he describes the five fundamental dimenstions of Global Education-perspective consciousness, state of the planet awareness, cross-cultural awareness, knowledge of global dynamics, and awareness of human choices .  Although first published in 1967, this is one of the most referenced essays for research in the Global Education arena.  This website is appropriate for educators, researchers, and students of Global Education.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh. (1993).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it explores environmental, social, and psychological problems associated with our push for ‘progress’ and ‘development through an examination of the breakdown of Ladakh’s culture and environment (ecological balance and social harmony) because of ‘modernization’. The film is based on the Helena Norberg-Hodge (founder of ISEC) and Peter Matthiessen book of the same name.

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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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Backlash: Behind the Anxiety over Globalization.

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Recommended because this article reports the results of a Business Week/Harris poll on the pros and cons of globalization.
It is recommended for its balanced coverage of globalization, as well as its use of both statistical and anecdotal arguments. Start with the personal stories of how globalization has impacted individual workers. Available in the Business Week archives at http://www.businessweek.com/2000/00_17/b3678001.htm . Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Bernstein, Aaron. (April 24, 2000). Business Week.

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Banking on Life and Debt. (1995).

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Recommended because The video is an overview of World Bank and International Monetary Fund policies that promote poverty, starvation, and ecological ruin. Measured by its ability to engage most high school students, Banking on Life and Debt is spread too thin, covers too much history and too much political economy, and is narrated by too many talking heads. Nonetheless, through examining World Bank and IMF policies in Ghana, Brazil, and the Philippines, the video offers a convincing portrait of an international economic order that drains resources from poor countries in the name of development. And if used with other readings and activities that explore the global debt crisis, this can be an important resource. The video doesn’t bubble over with hope, but we do meet activists in every country visited who describe efforts to organize for alternatives to debt slavery. Review from Rethinking Schools/Rethinking Globalization Resources Page, 07/2002.

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BBC News

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site provides comprehensive news coverage of events around the world.  It is easily organized by region (see tabs at top on homepage), type of media (video, podcast, blog, etc.), and issues.   Because BBC has affiliate stations around the world, broadcasts can be found in multiple languages.  This site is appropriate for grades 7-12. Many selections provide excellent maps, video and audio presentations. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

 

Bullfrog Films

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this independent organization offers over 500 educational videos on topics ranging from globalization and ecology to human rights and children’s films. For each film, Bullfrog lists some of: blurb, details, study guide, awards, reviews, related subjects, related links, and related films. An example is And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon, a 1992 documentary, still relevant, which questions globalization and cultural domination by the West. Click on your category of choice in the left-hand margin. Order online or from Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; Tel: 1-800-543-3764; Fax: 1-610-3Middle East-1978; Email: video@bullfrogfilms.com. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

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Challenges to the Common Good in the Age of Globalism.

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Recommended because its discussion of some of the dangers posed by globalization, based on Barber’s address to the 79th (National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) annual conference. Topics addressed are rampant consumerism and the exploitation and abuse of children, which is the most egregious aspect of globalization. Available at NCSS Publications, PO Box 2067, Waldorf, MD 20602-2067, Tel: 1-800-683-0812 or to NCSS members only in the Social Education archives at http://www.ncss.org/members/archives/6401/640102.html .
Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 2/16/04.

Citation: Barber, Benjamin R. (2000). Social Education. (Vol.64, No. 1, January-February).

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China’s Ethnic Minorities and Globalization (2003)

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Recommended because this book attempts to discuss various aspects of minorities such as economy, politics, education, and culture and how globalization has affected China’s ethnic minorities. Topics and materials included in this site are historical background, minorities politics, the economies of the minorities, religion and education, population, and international relations. Start by chapter 1 Introduction as this chapter discusses the definitions of minorities and globalization, and the various impacts of globalization. Be aware of the fact that a list of Chinas fifty-five state-recognized ethnic minorities is provided at the end of the book along with brief description of each.

Citation: Mackerras, Colin. New York: RoutledgeCurzon.

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CorpWatch

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its diverse resources ranging from basic facts on corporate power (of the largest 100 economies in the world today, 51 are corporations), to definitions of key terms used in the globalization debate to in-depth articles analyzing the corporate globalization process. CorpWatch counters corporate-led globalization through education, network-building, and activism. Topics and materials included in this site are perspectives about global issues from all parts of the world, organized by headings: Background, Related Links, Take Action, and Featured Articles. Start by the Corporate Globalization Fact Sheet (have your students check out these facts) and Grassroots Globalization (have your students predict possible outcomes of various social movements that become global) – both are links in the left hand column. Be aware of the fact that different sections have been updated at different times, but materials seem relevant. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Cyberschoolbus

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Recommended because Cyberschoolbus is a United Nations global education project.  It provides a wealth of information for educators on the world and its issues. There is a link for purchasing publications in many languages, but also free curriculum resources for educators K-12.  Start with the curriculum links to locate free resources for each global education curriculum topic.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.


Development Ethics and Globalization.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because of its ethical arguments, too often ignored in this fast-paced, sound-bite information age, as well as for its proposed responses, too often ignored in other articles critical of globalization. The material is perhaps too advanced for all but the most advanced high school students. Available in the Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly archives at http://www.puaf.umd.edu/IPPP/reports/vol22fall02/ . Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Crocker, David. (2002). Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly (Vol. 22, No. 4, Fall).

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Earth Charter

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because the Earth Charter is an attempt to provide ethical guidelines for the process of globalization and encourages implementation activities at the grass roots level. The web site provides the Earth Charter document in 32 different languages. Topics and materials include information and links about the organization, its programs, resources, and relevant news, which is kept current. We recommend that you click on the Resources button, at the top of the home page, and then click on whichever button is appropriate for you: Primary and Secondary School, Tertiary Education, or Nonformal Education. Lessons have been submitted from all over the world. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Economics: The Effects of Globalization (PBS)

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Recommended because this is a PBS lesson plan for high school students called Wide Angle – Economics: The Effects of Globalization, aimed at history, world history, economics, civics, or language arts. China is used as a case study to explore the entry of developing countries into the WTO and the effects of globalization.
The web site is recommended because it is clearly laid out, including introduction, learning objectives, academic standards, resources, materials, and directions for one-week, longer, and compressed versions. We recommend that you skim the lesson plan first, by clicking on Preparation and then Procedures, as well as on each Handout. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Ethical Globalization Initiative

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Recommended because its goal of integrating human rights and governance. The Ethical Globalization Initiative, founded by Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland and UN Human Rights Commissioner, seeks to integrate human rights and gender-based norms and standards into a more ethical globalization process and to support local and national human rights capacity building efforts. Some topics and materials included in this site analyze and challenge U.S. behavior, such as Clash or Consensus? Gender and Human Security in a Globalized World at http://www.learningpartnership.org/events/2003/clashorconsensus/article.phtml. Be aware of the fact that for now, most of the materials are speeches and articles by Mary Robinson. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Ethnologue country index — Languages of the World

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Recommended because it lists all languages for each country with very detailed explanation, including the languages which are not commonly spoke and almost extinct. Start by the World , which provides an overall picturee. Be aware of the “more information” link for each language. This function will take viewer to more details about the langauge as well as its speakers.

Foreign Policy Association

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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.

 

Gapminder

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Recommended because Gapminder presents statistical data of the world in an easy to understand, unique way by Hans Rosling.  For a quick understanding of the material, Start with Gapminder World.  There is a category dedicated to educators with classroom resources, and brilliant comprehensive videos related to all things globally minded.  This website is appropriate for secondary students.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Global Exchange www.globalexchange.org

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this organization offers a number of films, documentaries, speeches, and interviews, produced by grassroots activists about human rights, social justice, the global economy, and corporate accountability. Click on Store, then Films or Audio. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

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Global History: Geopolitical Patterns & Cultural Diffusion. (1999).

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Recommended because it provides a chronological treatment of major world events and cultural developments. The standards-based thematic essays concentrate on (historical, geographic, economic, and political) analysis and writing skills. The nine units are recommended for middle and high school students. The units are (1) Introduction to Global History, (2) Ancient World: Civilization & Religion, (3) Expanding Zones of Exchange & Encounter, (4) Global Interactions, (5) The First Global Age, (6) An Age of Revolutions ,(7) A Half Century of Crisis & Achievement, (8) The World since 1945, and (9) Global Connections & Interactions. The book also contains an extensive glossary and index, unit assessments, illustrations, and maps and a map list, Concentrates on thematic essay and document-based question writing skills for new assessments.

Citation: Kime, Sue Anne, & Stitch, Paul. Middletown, NY: N & N Publishing Company, Inc. http://www.nandnpublishing.com

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Global Issues (Anup Shah)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this web site looks into global issues that affect everyone and aims to show how most issues are inter-related. It is recommended for its extensive coverage – over 5000 links to external articles, web sites reports and analyses. Topics covered are trade, human rights, geopolitics, environment, and ‘Other Things of Interest,’ each with subsections. Sections with recently updated pages are marked. The page also features three brand new sections. In addition, you can sign up to receive free email updates and free news headlines. Start by whatever topic is most relevant to your current curriculum and that you read the web site creator’s statement of purpose by clicking on About this site at the bottom of the home page.

Global Politics, Economics, and Ideas (Foreign Policy)

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Recommended because Foreign Policy is the premier, award-winning magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas. We recommend it because its mission is to explain how the world works, especially how the process of global integration is reshaping nations, institutions, cultures, and, more fundamentally, our daily lives.
The content is relevant, useful to middle and high school students, and easily searchable. We recommend the buttons on the left margin: Current Articles, Hot Topics, Special Reports, Breaking Global News, Worldwide Links, and Country Intelligence (containing CIA country reports). Start by Special Reports; then click on Measuring Globalization. Have your students analyze the FP’s Globalization Index charts and arguments. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Global Voices

Posted by: globaledadmin on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recommended because Global Voices is an online community of bloggers around the world who are not part of the international mainstream media.  Representing “average” citizens around the world, Global Voices allows perspectives to be shared, encourages freedom of expression, and advocates for the protection of free speech rights. Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Globalization (About, Inc)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because the materials are current, wide-ranging, and easily accessible. The newest articles are on the main page, but many globalization topics can be further explored by clicking on the categories in the box on the left margin, such as What is it?,Pro-globalization, Environment, and others. This About, Inc. website has a list of links to recent articles from newspapers around the world on globalization issues. Be aware of the fact that students can easily move, on this About, Inc web site, from the globalization links to less desirable links.

Globalization (International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication)

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Recommended because Globalization is a new, peer-reviewed, academic journal (first volume: Fall 2001), which is produced by the International Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication, a research and development organization devoted to the advancement of electronic scholarly communication. This e-magazine is recommended for its broad examination of social, political, economic, and technological globalization. We recommend this site for university audiences.Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Globalization (Social Science Research Council)

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Recommended because because it includes perspectives from all over the world and is geared to high school and college classrooms in which reading is expected. Included in this site are all essays on various topics. The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, nongovernmental, not-for-profit international organization that seeks to advance social science through research, education and scholarly exchange on every continent. Start by having each student choose an essay and report to the class about it, either verbally or in writing. To begin a discussion of multiple perspectives, you might click on the button Competing Narratives, in the lower left hand column, and have students respond to the essay Anti-Americanisms, Thick Description, and Collective Action, found in the next lower left hand column. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Globalization (Working Knowledge)

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Recommended because this web site is the globalization page of a publication, Working Knowledge, published by the Harvard Business School. It is suggested for high school and college economics classes. Topics included in this site are business issues related to globalization. We recommend that students choose different articles, about which to report to the class. The book recommendation section [click on BOOKS in the right margin] is also a useful source of material for students, such as Global Inc.: An Atlas of the Multinational Corporation, which provides geographic representations of the multinational corporation using statistics, such as the number of multinational corporate headquarters by country, and a brief history of the development of the multinational corporation and of the global economy, beginning in 700 AD. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Globalization 101

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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 Education (Infed)

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Recommended because this web page explores the relationship of globalization and education. Some of its sections are appropriate for students and others for educators. We highly recommend that, with your students, you the Definitions of globalization section [click on the section title], which looks at five different definitions currently used, and The theory and experience of globalization section [click on the section title], which discusses four key themes. You could divide up your high school students to argue for and against opposing definitions or themes. We also recommend the third section Globalization and the incorporation of education [click on the section title] for any educator considering introducing the concept of globalization or having to justify it to a supervisor. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Globalization and the Challenges of a New Century.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this collection of some of the best articles written about globalization is intended for students, as well as teachers. It is organized by topics such as conflict and security, the new global economy, and the evaluation of democracy. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: O’Meara, Patrick, Mehlinger, Howard D., & Krain, Matthew (Eds.). (2000). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

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

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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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Globalization Hits a Political Speed Bump.

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Recommended because of its comparative discussion of the effects of globalization on poor versus wealthy nations. It examines the relative benefits of membership in the World Trade Organization and of economic globalization in general, as well as the negative impact on globalization of such things as terrorism, the war in Iraq, and trade disputes. Call for back copies of magazine issues at 1-800-543-5380, reprints of articles at 1-800-767-3263, or find it in The New York Times archives at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/ipe/speedbump.htm . Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Leonhardt, David. (2003). The New York Times. (Money and Business Section, June 1, 2003).

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Globalization Links (Mount Holyoke College)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because the listing is kept current and selective and uses general audience sources, such as the New York Times. This web site is a simple listing of links to documents relating to the process of globalization, compiled by a professor of International Politics at Mount Holyoke College. Topics and materials included in this site are articles about globalization issues in many parts of the world, as well as additional links, at the bottom of the home page, to sites and documents on Global Economy, Multinational Corporations, and Trade. We recommend that you have students read articles about related issues, but from different parts of the world, and then compare the various perspectives. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Globalization Research Center (Globalization Research Network)

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Recommended because of its high school level multi-media, web-based Globalization Curriculum Project, which can be accessed by first clicking on Signature Projects on the left of the web site or go directly to http://earthwindow.com/grc2/. The Globalization Research Center (GRC) seeks to promote interdisciplinary, international, and global studies of pressing problems faced by humanity and investigate causes, arguments and alternatives to present trends and relationships within the phenomena of globalization. Start by having your students enter the Bulletin Board discussions about globalization Click on the button on the lower left of the web site. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Globalization’s Major Inconsistencies.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this article is a sophisticated challenge to the advocates of global free trade/globalization. Among other things, Daly points out the inconsistency of favoring the free movement of goods, services, and capital across borders, but opposing the free movement of labor. Available in the Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly archives at http://www.puaf.umd.edu/IPPP/rports/vol23fall03/ . Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Daly, Herman E. (2003). Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly (Vol. 23, No. 4, Fall).

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Globalization101.org: A Student’s Guide to Globalization (Center for Strategic & international Studies)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because Globalization101.org provides students with information and interdisciplinary learning opportunities about many of the controversies surrounding globalization to promote an understanding of the trade-offs and dilemmas facing policy-makers. It is highly recommended for its excellent materials and very well designed layout. Topics are organized in categories: ‘Issue Briefs’, ‘News Analyses’, ‘Ask the Experts’, ‘For Teachers’, and ‘Useful Links’ [click on their buttons at the bottom of the page], each of which has more links. We recommend that you start with Ask the Experts, where your students can see and hear live interviews about globalization topics. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Globalization: Threat or Opportunity? (International Monetary Fund)

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Recommended because it has multiple language options (German, French, Russian, and Spanish) for viewing the site, which should allow for some non-English students to read information in their primary language, thus increasing their comprehension. This link is a 2000 (updated 2002) report by International Monetary Fund staff entitled ‘Globalization: Threat or Opportunity?’ which focuses primarily on economic globalization. This site is recommended because its primary content is easily read by high school students. Included in this site are links to additional IMF globalization papers. Be aware of the cultural, political, and environmental aspects of globalization are not addressed. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchester, 02/2004.

Globalize This! The Battle Against the World Trade Organization and Corporate Rule.

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Recommended because Danaher, the co-founder of Global Exchange in San Francisco, and Burbach have put together a selection of essays by activist leaders who participated in the massive 1999 Seattle demonstrations against the World Trade Organization. This work provides insight into the reasoning found within grass root movements which question the wisdom and fairness of the WHO and corporate rule. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Danaher, Kevin & Burbach, Roger (Eds.). (2000) Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press.

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Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

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Recommended because this web site deals primarily with global agriculture equity issues, but has expanded its efforts into the sustainability and ecosystem fields. Start with Issues to locate  a selection of articles and documents about Global Issues- to include Agriculture, Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Food, Globalization, Health, Justice, Markets, and Rural Development .  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

International Monetary Fund

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Recommended because of its portrayal of one of the largest international financial organizations in the world. The site is one of a kind resource for acquiring the extensive official data and information about the past, present and future planned activities of the largest foreign investment establishment in the world. Topics and materials included in the site are articles, assessments, data tables, development reports, maps, and various other information which concerns the work of IMF in over 180 countries around the world. Start by the “Poverty Reduction: Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers” section under Topics. This sections offers a look at the countries’ “macroeconomic, structural and social policies and programs over a three year or longer horizon to promote broad-based growth and reduce poverty, as well as associated external financing needs and major sources of financing.” This is a good starting point for learning about particular countries’ economic development progress and the role that the IMF is playing in that process. Be aware of the fact that information in this site, because of its official nature, depicts only the IMF’s “cultured” perspective on the matters. Reviewed by Aleksandr Kvasov, 07/21/03.

International Organization for Migration

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Recommended because the site encompasses a variety of migration management activities throughout the world. Topics about migration include assisted returns, counter-trafficking, labour migration, migration health, movements, mass information, and technical cooperation on migration, migration policy and research programme, working group on gender issues, individual portraits, and links to relevant program and project web sites. Start with Media to see photo essays an videos of stories of people and places.  Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12.

Life: The Story So Far

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this is the introduction to a major new series about how the newly globalized world economy is affecting ordinary people across the planet. Although most people today are better fed, clothed and educated than ever before, there’s also increasing anxiety about the future, and millions more now live in absolute poverty. The three highest-earning people in the world make more than the world’s poorest 40 countries combined.

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NATO

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its extensive and up-to-date coverage of NATO, its history and current state. The site is a good resource for learning about this important international organization, and it is easy to navigate. Topics and materials included in the site are extensive photo, audio, video, and text archives which offer large amounts of information on NATO’s international involvement throughout its entire existence. Start by the “Welcome to NATO” section or the “Frequently Asked Questions” section to get basic information about NATO. It is also recommended to start with “Issues” as it offers information about critical concerns that NATO is currently dealing with. Be aware of the fact that NATO, well-promoted by its “high-tech” site to suite young generations’ needs for stimulating virtual presentation, though important to know and reference, in reality if a “left-over” of the Cold War. Its international role is and will be drastically changing to suite today’s political game. Reviewd by Aleksandr Kvasov, 08/20/03.

Navigating World History

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this book is a magisterial overview of the history and current state of this exciting field. Patrick Manning presents an invigorating picture of the teaching, research, and professional agendas that have shaped the evolution of world history in the academy. This lively study in the indispensable work for those who want a sure, insightful guide not only to world history but to the complexities of its historiography. Reviewed by Bonnie G. Smith, Professor of History, Rutgers University.

Citation: Manning, Patrick New York: Plagrave NacMillan, 2003

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On Prejudice: A Global Perspective. (1993).

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Recommended because it presents the works of acclaimed writers who analyze, explore, and discuss the pervasiveness of prejudice throughout human history (i.e., slavery, the Holocaust, apartheid, ethnic conflict in Europe and Africa, etc.). The book is divided into three sections: Section 1 uses essays to introduce readers to the values of prejudice, Section 2 explores prejudice through intercultural fiction and poetry, and Section 3 offers written works that explore hope, reconciliation, commonality, and peace. The book also provides (1) brief bibliographical biographies of contributors, (2) an appendix of selected human rights declarations and statements on race, and (3) a resource list of organizations that promote global understanding and the eradication of prejudice worldwide.

Citation: Gioseffi, Daniela. New York: Anchor Books/Doubleday.

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One World, Ready or Not.

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Recommended because Greider, like Friedman, is a bestselling author and journalist. One World, Ready or Not, like The Lexus and the Olive Tree, is a provocative attempt to explain the myth and reality of globalization. The similarity, however, ends there. Greider’s work, more analytical than Friedman’s, warns that globalization is destructive and maintains that it will eventually threaten world peace and stability in rich and poor nations alike. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Greider, William. (1997). New York: Touchstone Books.

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Oneworld.Net

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because OneWorld is one of the world’s favorite and fastest-growing civil society networks online, supporting people’s media to help build a more just global society. It brings together the latest news and views from over 1,600 organizations promoting human rights awareness and fighting poverty worldwide. Users may find useful information categorized and organized by topics or regions/countries. Start by choosing any topic or country of your interest to see related guides and news.

Open Democracy: free thinking for the world

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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.

Population Reference Bureau

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Recommended as a leader in providing timely and objective information on population trends (see Datafinder) and their implications as the world population exceeds 7 billion. Sections include focus areas, topics, and regions, datafinder, quickfacts, and PRB library. There are specific pages for educators and journalists,  Start with Datafinder for graphics and stats and Educators which provides lesson plans, resource guides, US in the world, etc. QuickFacts is also recommended since it provides information by topics related to population issues such as education, gender, population trends.  Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12

 

Power Shift: Energy + Sustainability.

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Recommended because hosted and narrated by Cameron Diaz, this exciting four-part program circles the globe, exploring the remarkable ways that energy touches our daily lives. Cleverly weaving together the lives of astronauts in the Space Station, villagers in the Amazon, and an actress in Hollywood, the film examines vital energy issues and suggests ways that students can create a sustainable future.Power Shift serves as a terrific thought-starter and discussion tool for sparking a conversation around energy, sustainability, and technology.

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Rainforest Action Network

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Recommended because it provides information on corporate relationships with the rainforest, human rights of those impacted by the rain forest, benefits and disadvantages of energy use regarding the environment, and resources for teachers and students. Start with Get Involved, and Resources sections.  Also see Rainforest Heroes section for primary student resources. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

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Rand Corporation

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Recommended because it is the largest independent global research agency in the United States. The site includes publications of interested on topics such as terrorism, military strategy, education, international politics and culture. Start by examining the Publications section since most are available online for free. Be aware of that the majority of the publications are written by academics and experts in the field and may not be suitable for use within the classroom, but all the materials are excellent resources.

Rethinking Globalization: Teaching Justice in an Unjust World.

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Recommended because of the diversity of raw materials gathered in this single volume: essays, poems, political cartoons, and photos from writers and artists from all over the world. The collection is unapologetically critical of globalization. Teaching ideas, lesson plans, and a section on resources for classroom teachers are included. Available from Rethinking Scholars Press, 1001 East Keefe Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53212. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Bigelow, Bill, & Peterson, Bob (Eds.). (2002). Milwaukee, WI, Rethinking Scholar Press. $18.95.

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Global Issues (3rd Ed.)

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Recommended because it is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in global policy. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading environmentalists, scientists, and policy makers, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework. For each issue, the editor provides a concise instruduction and postscript summary. The introduction sets the stage for the debate as it is argued in the “yes” and “no” readings, and the postscript briefly reviews the opposing view and suggests additional readings on the controversial issue under discussion.

Citation: Harf, James E. & Lombardi, Mark Owen Dubuque, Iowa: McGraw-Hill. 2005.

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Teaching about Global Awareness with Simulations & Games. (1994).

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Recommended because it contains simulations and games for middle and high school students to help them explore global issues (i.e., technology and development, politics, human rights, and world trade and interdependence). The activity book contains detailed instructions/debriefing information and reproducible handouts.

Citation: Lamy, Steven, et al. Denver: Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR) ($34.95).

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Teaching World History: A Resource Book. (1997).

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Recommended because it provides lesson plans and ideas that focus on cross-cultural exchange, global themes, and comparative analyses in order to teach historical thinking and inquiry. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 explores approaches to teaching world history and provides world history curricular models; Part 2 explores world history topics and issues (i.e., gender, religion, art, environment, civilizations, political systems, literature, trade, technology, philosophy, etc.); Part 3 provides strategies and lessons for elementary through graduate-level students.

Citation: Roupp, Heidi (editor). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharp.

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The Case Against the Global Economy.

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Recommended because Awarded the American Political Science Association’s Best Book of 1996 for Ecological and Transformational Politics, The Case Against the Global Economy, as the name suggests, is an unapologetic, highly critical evaluation of the impact of globalization. The 43 short articles in the book examine globalization’s impact on the environment, biopiracy, corporate behavior, free trade, etc. Their collective conclusion is that globalization threatens jobs, democracy, and the environment and that the only beneficiaries are global corporations. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004

Citation: Mander, Jerry, & Goldsmith, Edward. (Eds.). (1996). San Francisco: Sierra Club Books.

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The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. (1996).

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Recommended because because it provides an analysis of the state of world politics after the fall of communism based on his seminal article “The Clash of Civilizations” published in the Foreign Affairs journal in 1993. The themes of the book are (1) the crucial impact of population growth on instability and the balance of power and (2) how ‘clashes of civilizations’ are the greatest threat to world peace, and an international order based on civilizations is the surest safeguard against world war. The book provides analyses of (1) the concept of civilizations, (2) the question of universal civilization, (3) the relationship between power and culture, (4) the shifting balance of power among civilizations, (5) cultural indigenization in non-Western societies, (6) the political structure of civilizations, (7) conflicts generated by Western universalism, Muslim militancy, and Chinese assertion, (8) responses to the rise of Chinese power, (9) the causes and dynamics of fault line wars, and (10) the futures of the West and of a world of civilizations. The author intends for the book to be an interpretation of the evolution of global politics after the Cold War.

Citation: Huntington, Samuel P. New York: Touchstone.

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The Free-Trade Fix.

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Recommended because of its direct thesis that globalization has failed the world’s poor so far, but that steps can be taken to correct this situation. It is important for students to read about possible remedies. Call for back copies of magazine issues at 1-800-543-5380, reprints of articles at 1-800-767-3263, or find it in The New York Times Magazine archives at http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/globecon/rosenberg.htm . Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Rosenberg, Tina. (August 18, 2002). The New York Times Magazine.

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The Global Transformation Reader.

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Recommended because at the time of its publication in 2000, this was perhaps the most comprehensive reader on the globalization debate. The volume contains over three dozen selections written by experts from across the social sciences, who address most of the core issues in the globalization debate. Held and McGrews introduction, The Great Globalization Debate, is excellent. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Held, David, & McGrew, Andrew. (Eds.). (2000). Oxford: Polity Press.

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The Globalist

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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 Reader.

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Recommended because this highly touted work contains a fair and balanced set of essays on the economic, political, and cultural aspects of globalization. It is extremely helpful to anyone who wishes to make sense of the various sides of the contemporary globalization debate. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Lechner, Frank, & Boli, John. (Eds.). (2003). Oxford: Blackwell.

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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 Lexus and the Olive Tree.

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Recommended because it is a Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times foreign affairs columnist Friedman explains globalization’s complexities through compelling anecdotes and analogies. The Lexus and the Olive Tree is a national bestseller which maintains that globalization has replaced the old cold war system and is the most important force in world affairs today. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Friedman, Thomas. (2000). New York: Anchor Books.

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The New Global Job Shift.

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Recommended because it deals with the rise of a globally integrated knowledge economy, which is driven by the Internet and high-speed data networks that circumnavigate the globe.
The topic is globalization’s next wave, which is sending high tech, engineering, and other white collar professional jobs from America to India, Ireland, China, The Philippines, and elsewhere. While skilled workers in developing countries benefit, the ultimate impact on the skilled labor force in the U.S. is unclear. We recommend that high school students read this article. Then find an article that discusses the positive affects of this new global trend on the workers of another country. Have your students read the two articles and comment on the differing perspectives; set up a debate Is this a positive or negative trend? or Write a short opinion piece predicting the affects of this trend on the world economy as a whole at some time in the future. Available in the Business Week archives at http://www.businessweek.com:/print/magazine/content/03_05/b3818001.htm?mz . Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Engardio, Pete, Bernstein, Aaron, & Kripalani, Manjeet. (2003). Business Week (February 3, 2003).

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The No Nonsense Guide to Globalization.

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Recommended because it is a brief overview of the global systems from colonialism to Betton Woods to the current regime for globalization: The No Nonsense Guide identifies globalization’s potential and its failings. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Ellwood, Wayne. (2001). London: Verso Books.

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The Report of the World Commission

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Recommended because the Report of the World Commission is a positive but critical message for changing the current path of globalization. It covers many different inter-related facets of the social dimension of globalization, including trade, finance, technology, migration, and culture. It also presents the impact and governance of globalization, helping us understand where we are right now and see the vision in the future. Be aware of the fact that the Commission’s Final Report is available for downloading in PDF format in seven languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, German, and Russian.

The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy.

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Recommended because Greider’s most recent book emphasizes that corporate capitalism, which is at the heart of globalization, is in fundamental conflict with society. He contends that corporations’ fixation on the bottom line exploits workers and plays havoc with the environment. He argues that the financial system in the United States, consisting of investment and banking institutions, now shapes American capitalism, with the emphasis on short term profit. This results in disaster for the long term interests of society. Greider further states that special interests have now captured the political process. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Greider, William. (2003) New York: Simon and Schuster.

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The Stanley Foundation

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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).

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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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The State of the Women: Women’s Status around the Globe: Work, Health, Education, and Personal Freedom, 2nd edition (1997).

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Recommended because it explores women’s lives across continents and cultures. The book contains full-color maps, text, and other graphics that focus on (1) equality, motherhood, feminisms, beauty culture, women at work, women in the global economy, changing households, domestic violence, time budgets, girl children, lesbian rights, women in government, etc.

Citation: Seager, Joni. London: Penguin.

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The State of the World Atlas: The Unique Visual Survey of Political, Economic, and Social Trends, 6th edition. (1999).

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Recommended because it contains key political, economic, and social indicators translated into full-color maps and graphics. The book provides visual representations of such topics as (1) international debt and inflation, (2) production of goods and services, (3) population growth and migrations, (4) pressures on the environment, (5) military spending and arms trade, (6) freedom of expression, (7) religion and the rise of fundamentalism, (8) racism and gender politics, and (9) language and illiteracy.

Citation: Smith, Dan, & Kidron, Michael. London: Penguin.

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The United Nations

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Recommended because of its thorough presentation of possibly the single most powerful international political organization in the world. Although its international prestige and legitimacy have been weakened by the recent war in Iraq, the UN is still the only international organization rightfully serving the ideals of world peace and justice. The UN is the ultimate political institutions, whose immense international value and necessity are yet to be explored by the world. Topics and materials included in this site are a collection of extensive resources about UN — its history, current undertakings, and future goals. Start by the “About the United Nations” section and in particular with the “Organization Chart of the UN system” section, to get an idea of the complexity and size of this organization. It is also recommended to start with “Daily Briefing” provides daily updates on UN briefings and public press releases. Be aware of the fact that “The Situation in Iraq” presents up-to-date information on UN involvement in Iraq. Reviewed by Aleksandr Kvasov, 08/26/03.

When Corporations Rule the World, 2nd ed.

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Recommended because Korten’s book updates his devastating 1995 attack upon a perceived unjust international economic order. This edition contains a new preface and introduction, an additional chapter on the global democracy movement, and a new epilogue. This book is a must read for anyone wishing to understand the reasoning behind much of the anti-globalization movement today. Developed by Deborah Hutton & Brian Winchest, 02/2004.

Citation: Korten, David C. (2001). Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press.

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World Trade Organization (WTO)

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Recommended because WTO is a global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. Topics and materials included in this site are news, trade topics, resources, documents, and information about community/forum. Start by “What is WTO?” since it provides overview information about WTO. Be aware of the fact that “Trade Topics” provide in-depth information about Goods, Services, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, and other topics. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 5/6/04.

Worlds Out of Time

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Recommended because this fascinating documentary examines the widespread invasion of western consumerism into other cultures via mass communication, and television in particular. As ten computer experts, scientists, philosophers, and authors from around the planet present their outlooks, WORLDS OUT OF TIME draws attention to the new approach to living in contemporary times. This global culture may mark the end of traditional societies, but it may also provide solutions to problems facing large segments of the population, as information becomes easily, inexpensively, and immediately available to anyone anywhere. Incorporating advanced 3D computer graphics and presented in an “interface” which may very well resemble the packaging for tomorrow’s information, WORLDS OUT OF TIME portrays a world becoming increasingly homogenous as it metamorphoses into a unified digital society.

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Yoruba Folktales (1987)

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Recommended because this book includes seven Yoruba folktales especially for young adults, but of universal appeal. Beautiful black and white ink drawings illustrate the tales whose cast of characters include humans, a goddess, an elephant woman, a boa constrictor and a shell-man.

Citation: Tutuola, Amos African Books Collective.

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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.