Smith, David A. (David Alden) 1956-
Most widely held works by David A Smith
Inequality matters : the growing economic divide in America and its poisonous consequences ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
States and sovereignty in the global economy ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
Globalisation and the role of the state are issues at the forefront of contemporary debates. The contributors to this book reveal that states do still matter despite the international capital flows and the omnipresence of the global market.
Third world cities in global perspective : the political economy of uneven urbanization by David A Smith ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
In this innovative book, David Smith ultimately links what happens on the ground in the neighborhoods where people live to the larger political and economic forces at work, putting these connections in a historical framework and using a case study approach. The societies of the world's underdeveloped countries are now undergoing an urban revolution that is drastically altering the fabric of their predominantly rural agrarian societies. Smith takes the emerging political economy perspective on urbanization, with its focus on global inequality and dependency, as the context for city growth in the Third World.
A new world order? : global transformations in the late twentieth century ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Third world cities by David A Smith ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Worlds apart ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
"Why can one continent be relatively affluent and another mired in poverty? This lesson looks at stratification on a global scale and introduces the ideas of globalization and neo-liberalism. The lesson features Doctors Without Borders -- an organization whose stated aim is to serve populations in need anywhere in the world irrespective of religious, political or social barriers that may exist"--Container.
Rise and fall ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"This lesson reviews population, urbanization and the environment from a sociological point of view. While each of these is often analyzed separately, it is the dynamic, constantly shifting interplay among all three that is perhaps most significant. Topics covered include fertility, mortality, migration, population growth, global climate change, and sustainability." As a case study looks at positive and negative effects of the building boom in Fresno, California.
Waves of change ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"What is social change and what are its causes?" This final lesson of the series provides a deeper understanding of both the concepts and the consequences at the heart of social change. As a case study this segment documents how the Winnemen Wintu, a Native American tribe in the Shasta-Trinity Area of Northern California, have been negatively impacted by U.S. Government water and land policies.
Working world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
"Today we live in a rapidly changing economic and social climate that emphasizes the bottom line. What is the impact on society? What role does globalization play? The situation faced by striking grocery workers illustrates some of the frustrations experienced by employees in today's changing global economy. This lesson also includes a discussion around the impact one retail giant in particular is having on workers, the economy, and the world -- Walmart."
Transforming economic power : state and local approaches to corporate reform by Marjorie Kelly ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Third World cities in global perspective : political economy of uneven urbanization by David Alden Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Urbanization in the world economy : a cross-national & historical-structural analysis by David Alden Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Global cities and globalization in East Asia : empirical realities and conceptual questions by David A Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Lessons of global neo-liberalism? : the Asian economic crisis reconsidered by David A Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Asian export processing zones to El Monte sweatshops competition and exploitation in global garment production ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Public lecture given at Humboldt State University on the global apparel industry, with focus on research in Southeast Asia. Discusses the changing geographic focus of garment manufacture to Asian countries such as Viet Nam, South Korea, Hong Kong, and the Phillipines, and the political and economic world order of class polarization which results, posing a threat to democratic processes.
Urbanization in the world economy : a cross-national & historical-structural analysis by David A Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
California--Fresno California--Shasta County Capitalism Cities and towns Clothing trade--Social aspects Competition, International Conference proceedings Corporations--Moral and ethical aspects Developing countries Discount houses (Retail trade) East Asia Economic history Emigration and immigration--Social aspects Equality Equality--Economic aspects Forest reserves--Management Geopolitics Globalization--Economic aspects Globalization--Health aspects Globalization--Social aspects Grocery trade--Employees History Income distribution--Social aspects Indians of North America International economic relations Investments--Moral and ethical aspects Labor unions Liberalism Logging--Environmental aspects Médecins sans frontières (Association) Medical care Overpopulation Population--Environmental aspects Population--Social aspects Poverty Quality of life Social change Social history Social responsibility of business Sociology Sovereignty State, The U.S. states--Economic policy United States Urbanization Urbanization--Research Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wal-Mart (Firm) Water use Working class--Economic conditions
Smith, David Alden 1956-