-International trade:


-Fair trade


-Trade organizations (NAFTA, EU, ASEAN, OPEC, APEC, Mercosur, etc.)


-Outsourcing and Offshoring (pros and cons)


-Black Market




-Economic liberalization  Pros and cons


-Globalization and wage inequality


-Incidence of increased demands on states to provide social insurance


-ìAmericanizationî (Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Starbucks)


-States as agents of globalization (active or passive?)


-Globalization and the middle class


-Globalization and health (especially for less-developed countries)


-Dominance of English language (language loss)


-Globalization and Armed Conflict





-Deforestation and environmental degradation; logging for products


-Pollution due to industrial factories, cars, etc.




-Over use of natural resources (scarcity of the commons)


-Avian flu,,menuPK:1793605~pagePK:64168427~piPK:64168435~theSitePK:1793593,00.html,,contentMDK:20663668~pagePK:34370~piPK:42770~theSitePK:4607,00.html


-Kyoto Protocol and carbon dioxide emissions trading (global warming)


-Environmental regulations


-Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture


-Energy issues,,menuPK:336812~pagePK:149018~piPK:149093~theSitePK:336806,00.html


-Oil security


-Food security


-Water security




Human Rights


-Labor laws and standards (child labor, forced labor, sweatshops)


-Corporate responsibility


-Rights of immigrants migrating for labor purposes


-Global sex industry,,2-13-1443_1471742,00.html


Women's Rights:


Child prostitution (search for "sex slavery")


Forced prostitution (search for "sex slavery")


Human trafficking for sexual exploitation (search for "sex slavery")


-Intellectual property rights




-World Trade Organization (protests, controversies)


-International Monetary Fund (debt, loans, foreign assistance)


-World Bank,,menuPK:295589~pagePK:141159~piPK:141110~theSitePK:295584,00.html


-International Labor Organization


-Multinational corporations and role in economy


-Non-governmental organizations and role in global marketplace




-Power structure (who has it, who doesnít)



-Media and advertising (Controlling consumption? Encouraging competition?)


-Politics within international financial and economic organizations (WTO, IMF, etc.),,menuPK:295589~pagePK:141159~piPK:141110~theSitePK:295584,00.html


-State policies towards immigrants searching work


-Security: defense spending, weapons trading, armies in marketplace


-Government subsidies for national products


-Political transition and its effect on global market


-Global vs. domestic markets (pros and cons)


-Global markets and national sovereignty


-Effect of political instability or disintegration on markets


-Democracy and open markets vs. state-controlled markets


-Power of market over state


-European integration (growing EU members; economic, political and social pros and cons),,396838,00.html


-How the euro affects EU and non-EU countries; same for US dollar, etc. (1999 article)  (1998 article) (1998 article - links to more recent articles)  (a bit technical)


-Trade barriers and economic sanctions (Cuba and North Korea for example)                                                                                                       


-Asymmetrical threats: piracy and counterfeiting in global economy




-Pharmaceutical industry (ìnameî vs. ìgenericî drugs; copy rights disadvantage poor)


-Privatization of healthcare (rich can pay for quality care, poor cannot)






-ìDirtyî trade (blood diamonds for example)


-Agriculture (GMOs, fair trade, organic movement, government subsidies)


-Wood processing (deforestation),,contentMDK:21148909~pagePK:64168098~piPK:64168032~theSitePK:2463874,00.html


-Narcotics (coca, opium, marijuana, tobacco, alcohol, etc.),000900040001.htm


-Automotive industry (oil consumption, pollution)


-Regional exports (apparel in India, rubber in Sri Lanka for example)


-Mining industry


-Nuclear technology, nuclear energy












Community/Personal Connections


-Microcredit programs


-Immigrants and their impact on local communities/workforces,,contentMDK:21173991~pagePK:146736~piPK:146830~theSitePK:258599,00.html


-Global markets and rural poverty  (start on p. 5),,menuPK:336688~pagePK:149018~piPK:149093~theSitePK:336682,00.html


-Community-based development (benefits, consequences)


-Effect of globalization on local, community economic efforts!!MSW-E.doc+Community-based+development+%2B+globalization&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=12&client=firefox-a


-Globalization, gender and poverty,,menuPK:336874~pagePK:149018~piPK:149093~theSitePK:336868,00.html,,contentMDK:21104005~menuPK:336874~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:336868,00.html


-Internet as new marketplace


-Global television and news (censorshipóChinaís Google for example),1283,65089,00.html


-Global microstructures (terrorist organizations)