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  Globalization and the Tourism Industry

The current global recession is impacting the tourist industry worldwide and few places are immune. Countries, such as the UAE, which boasted about its immunity in April 2008, saw massive lay-offs in construction in its capital Dubai, only a few …

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  What India Think About Globalization

For many India seems to provide a case study of the paradoxes of globalization. Its IT sector offers a worldwide hub to Western countries who want to outsource their work to India’s educated workers, who are much cheaper than their American …

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  Politics of Birth Control

In the final days of his administration, President Bush tried to pass a law that makes it more difficult for women to obtain birth control, by allowing health care workers to conscientiously object to filling and prescribing birth control prescriptions. …

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  Global Accounting

Many blame a simple accounting rule known as “mark-to-market” as a contributing factor to the financial crisis. As banks and corporations are facing huge losses and potential bankruptcy, understanding the role of accounting and it associated system of global rules …

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  Globalization and the Insurance Industry

Due to tremendous losses connected to the current global financial crisis, insurance giants, such as AIG and Fortis, are being rescued by their governments and are being nationalized in the process. These insurance companies face losses because they too had …

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  Globalization and Alternative Medicines

From ayurveda to acupuncture, alternative (or complementary) treatments are increasingly becoming globalized. Many of these treatments originated thousands of years ago in the developing world, where they are still commonly used. Sometimes these treatments are the only affordable health care …

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  The Collapse of the Doha Talks and the Future of the World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization (WTO), established in 1995, is the only formalized worldwide organization that deals with trade amongst nations. It is comprised of 153 member governments, as of July 2008. While in the past, conferences and negotiations have been …

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  What the Muslim World Thinks About Globalization

Globally, Muslims are part of diverse cultures, socioeconomic classes, and ethnicities. They comprise the second most populous religious demographic in the world. The topic of globalization has both intensely positive and negative connotations in the Muslim world. For those residing …

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  What Russia Thinks About Globalization

For many years Russia has been transitioning from a socialist country to a capitalist country and from a dictatorship to a democracy. While these political changes have been taking place, the government has benefitted from high energy costs around the …

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  What Africa Thinks About Globalization

  This analysis provides different perspectives from Africa on globalization, international trade, culture, economic development, World Bank and IMF policies, role of women, and human rights. Contributors include an African woman, academics, journalists, and former government and military officials. Globalization …

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