Howard Richards
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  • Understanding the Global Economy
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    Preface

    Introduction

    1. Comparative Advantage
    2. The Globalization of Production
    3. Theories that Regard Choices of what Technology to Use as the Creators of the Global Economy
    4. Kaldor's "circular and cumulative causation" as an Explanatory Principle for the Strategic Trade Practices of Firms and Nations, most Notably Japan
    5. Theories of the longue duree, or Historical Discontinuity, as Explanations of the Genesis and Nature of the Global Economy
    6. Marxist Theories, and the Feminist Theory of Maria Mies
    7. Post-Marxist (Post-Structuralist) Theories
    8. Recommendations: How to Work for Justice in the Global Economy
    9. Concluding Scientific Postscript

    Notes and References


    Understanding the Global Economy: Detailed Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction

    1. Comparative Advantage

    1a. Comparative Advantage as Explanation
    1b. Comparative Advantage as Prescription
    1c. Comparative Advantage as Metaphysics

    2. The Globalization of Production

    2a. The Globalization of Production as Explanation
    2b. The Globalization of Production as Prescription
    2c. The Globalization of Production as Metaphysics

    3. Theories that Regard Choices of what Technology to Use as the Creators of the Global Economy

    3a. Technology as Explanation
    3b. Technology as Prescription
    3c. Technology as Metaphysics

    4. Kaldor's "circular and cumulative causation" as an Explanatory Principle for the Strategic Trade Practices of Firms and Nations, most Notably Japan

    4a. Kaldor's Explanations (from Myrdahl and Keynes)
    4b. Kaldor's Prescriptions
    4c. Kaldor's Metaphysics

    5. Theories of the longue duree, or Historical Discontinuity, as Explanations of the Genesis and Nature of the Global Economy

    5a. Historical Discontinuity as Explanation
    5b. Historical Discontinuity as Prescription
    5c. Historical Discontinuity as Metaphysics

    6. Marxist Theories, and the Feminist Theory of Maria Mies

    6a. Marxist Explanation
    6b. Maria Mies' Prescriptions, and Marx's
    6c. About Metaphysics

    7. Post-Marxist (Post-Structuralist) Theories

    7a. The Disintegration of Social Science
    7b. Escobar's Ethics
    7c. Gibson-Graham's Metaphysics

    8. Recommendations: How to Work for Justice in the Global Economy

    1. Confronting "Crises"
    2. The role of political parties
    3. The role of economic science
    4. Expose the inconsistencies of neoliberal theory
    5. Challenge hypocrisy
    6. Structural causes and individual responsibility
    7. Resistance and transformation

    8. Maintain solidarity
    9. The role of labor unions
    10. Efficient public service
    11. Building communities and networks
    12. The role of intellectuals
    13. Alternative think-tanks
    14. Financial support for alternatives
    15. Support those who speak out
    16. Promote ethical investment
    17. Think global, act local
    18. Think local, act global
    19. Develop alternative media
    20. Raise popular economic literacy
    21. Resist market metaphysics
    22. Be realistic
    23. Be pro-active
    24. Challenge the "there is no alternative" claim
    25. Promote participatory social democracy
    26. Holding the line, and transformation

    9. Concluding Scientific Postscript

    Notes and References


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    The Nehru Lectures: Education for Constructive Development sitemap section
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  • Comment by Anand P. Mavalankar, Professor of Political Science
    University of Baroda, Gujurat state, India
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