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Global Instability: Uncertainty and New Visions in Political Economy

  • Stephen McBride
  • Marjorie Griffin Cohen
  • Laurent Dobuzinskis
  • James Busumtwi-Sam
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 13)

Abstract

Unprecedented levels of instability and uncertainty have been generated by the complexity of events and trends in the contemporary global political economy. To a large extent, at the crux of this instability is the growing political salience of various forces and activities that appear to transcend and impinge not only upon existing political boundaries and forms of economic production and distribution, but also on the values that underpin social institutions and existing modes of social and cultural differentiation. These activities include, but are not limited to, the phenomenal growth in global trade and private capital flows, increased pressures for financial liberalization and the growing instability of national currencies, increased cross-border flows of people and ideas, and the growth of transnational social movements as well as in various illicit activities associated with transnational organized crime.

Keywords

World Trade Organization Industrial Policy National Currency North American Free Trade Agreement Financial Liberalization 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen McBride
    • 1
  • Marjorie Griffin Cohen
    • 1
  • Laurent Dobuzinskis
    • 1
  • James Busumtwi-Sam
    • 1
  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityCanada

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