Global Economic Systems: From...
PART I: CHAPTER OUTLINE
I. Development of the World Trading Order
A. The Bretton Woods Conference
II. Global Inequity
B. Free Trade
A. Measuring the Quality of Life
III. Development and Solving Global Problems
B. Third World Poverty
C. Transnational Corporations
A. Definitions of Development
IV. Economic Issues in the United States
B. Theories of Development
C. The World Bank and Third World Debt
D. Development During the Cold War
E. The Current Situation
F. The Changing Nature of Work
A. The United States and Global Trade
V. Assessing the Situation
B. The Wealth Gap--A Threat to the American Way of Life
C. America's Response to the Global Economy
E. Wealthfare, Welfare, and Welfare Reform
A. Sustainable Development
B. Development and Human Rights
C. The U.S. Constitution and Economic Issues
D. The Global Economy,br>
E. Theoretical Considerations
VII. Thinking Critically
PART II: LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- To be able to describe the mechanisms designed at the Bretton woods Conference that were meant to promote economic stability.
- To understand why quality of life does not perfectly correlate with gross domestic product.
- To describe the dynamics by which transnational corporations increase poverty in the Third World.
- To contrast modernization theory with dependency theory.
- To understand the role of the World Bank in increasing poverty in the Third World.
- To describe the economic ramifications of the Cold War.
- To identify the ways in which workers in the U.S. have lost ground since the 1970s.
- To know the real causes of downsizing.
- To identify the reasons for the increase in stratification in the United States.