|There is presently an increasing interaction of national economic systems all over the world through the growth in international trade, investment and capital flows.This interaction is seen by many as a worldwide drive toward globalization and a globalized economic system. Furthermore with the tremendous development in modern communications and information technologies, knowledge and culture can be shared around the world simultaneously. Globalization is a new reality, an economic, political and socio-cultural phenomenon which has an increasing impact on the way enterprises function whether at the local or global level. Globalization is also now a hotly debated subject with its myriad of pro globalization supporters and anti globalization opponents.This page provides a guide to the best sites on globalization and globalization issues.|
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YaleGlobal Online is the flagship publication of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. Its aim is to analyze and promote debate on all aspects of globalization through publishing original articles and multi-media presentations. YaleGlobal also republishes, with a brief comment, important articles from other publications. Excellent site where you can look at articles by topics or by regions of the world. Do not miss the special report on the global economic crisis.
IDS Research on Globalization
From the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex this site presents their research agenda on globalization which includes studies on financial infrastructure and on the global trading system.Very interesting site. Do not miss the background notes of the roundtable on globalization and development and the link to globalization literature on ELDIS.
Global Policy Forum
The Global Policy Forum was created to monitor global policy making at the United Nations in order to promote a more open, accountable and democratic policy process at the global level. The site covers several global issues and includes a full section on globalization which tackles the definition of globalization, the analysis of the globalization of politics, law and culture and an in-depth look at economic liberalization and integration. Excellent site.
Globalization 101 is an Internet site dedicated to providing students information and learning opportunities on globalization. The site, managed by the Levin Institute, aims to stimulate the thinking about many of the controversies surrounding globalization and to promote an understanding of the trade-offs and dilemmas facing policy-makers. It also hopes to serve as an informative and engaging space for those interested in learning more about changes in the international economy. Very good starting point for those interested in globalization. The site attempts to present a balanced view, presenting arguments for and against globalization.
This site, maintained by Harvard University's Center for International Development, provides a centralized information resource on global trade negotiations, with a particular focus on the WTO Third Ministerial Conference and subsequent trade negotiations. An excellent site. One of its key features is the ability to access information either by actor or by issue.
The Globalization Website
This website aims to shed light on the process of globalization, explain its meanings and clarify the debates surrounding it. It includes a glossary and a list of non-English sites. Excellent site which should appeal to anyone interested in globalization.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
The official UNCTAD Website. Of particular interest is the section on Globalization and Development. Through its programme on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD contributes to the international debate on globalization and the management of its consequences for developing countries. Excellent site. Do not miss the report: « World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012».
World Trade Organization (WTO)
The WTO is the only international body dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, the legal ground-rules for international commerce and for trade policy. The agreements have three main objectives: to help trade flow as freely as possible, to achieve further liberalization gradually through negotiation, and to set up an impartial means of settling disputes. A key actor in the economic globalization process.
This daily online magazine on the global economy, politics and culture aims to advance global dialogue and communicate innovative global thinking. Quite interesting site despite the somehow heavy focus on US perspectives. The most interesting section is the Globalist Research Center which can be looked at by regions of the world. Do not miss the three parts article on the need to challenge conventional economic wisdom.
Making Globalisation Work for the Poor
International Forum on Globalization
The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) was formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response to economic globalization. Its objectives are to expose the multiple effects of economic globalization in order to stimulate debate, and to seek to reverse the globalization process by encouraging ideas and activities which revitalize local economies and communities, and ensure long term ecological stability.Very interesting site particularly the sections on WTO, IMF and the World Bank.
Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre
The Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre (GEP) established in the Nottingham School of Economics is the major centre in Europe studying the impact of globalisation and economic policy. The research activities are structured around four Research Programmes, linked by the common theme of globalisation. Of particular interest are the research on China and the world economy, as well as the research on globalisation and labour markets as the labour market consequences of globalisation are a source of particular anxiety.
WBI International Trade and Development
Part of the World Bank Institute (WBI), this website has been created as a research, training and outreach tool for people interested in trade policy and developing countries. Particular emphasis is placed on the new trade agenda associated with the present round of WTO negotiations. Of particular interest are the WTO 2000 Capacity Building Project Background Papers.
Center for Economic and Policy Research
The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. Its website includes a section on globalization.
Globalization is a bi annual academic journal devoted to the examination of social, political, economic, and technological globalization.
Background Research Network
The Globalization Research Network is a consortium of four globalization research centers, each with its own special area of interest (UCLA - Africa; University of Hawaii-Manoa - Asia and the Pacific; University of South Florida - the Caribbean and Latin America; George Washington University - Europe and the Middle East). The four universities collaborate on research and on public education programs addressing globalization issues. This once very promising site seems to have lost momentum with very few activities since 2005.
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