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Smith, David A. (David Alden) 1956-

Works: 16 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 3,145 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HF1359, 337
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States and sovereignty in the global economy by Dorothy J Solinger ( )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With editors and contributors of outstanding academic reputation this exciting new book presents an unconventional and radical perspective, revealing that states do still matter
Inequality matters : the growing economic divide in America and its poisonous consequences ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leading American scholars and activists explore the question our leaders have been working overtime to ignore. Since the 1970s, the U.S. economy has been sending more and more of its rewards to fewer and fewer people. Once seen as a global exemplar of egalitarian and middle-class opportunity, America has become the most unequal of developed nations - a land where corporate leaders earn hundreds of times the pay of average workers, and the only population group growing faster than millionaires is the uninsured. Statistics aside, this quarter-century-long trend has changed the texture of American life in ways that threaten our deepest values. Drawing on the best and latest research, the contributors explore issues such as the real sotry the numbers tell about how America has changed; dimensions of inequality (education, health, and opportunity); causes of inequality - looking past the usual suspects of technology, trade, and immigration; the persistence of racial disparities; the erosion of democracy and community; and inequality as a moral and religious problem.A cautionary volume of essays by leading scholars and activists examines the pervasive consequences of economic inequality in America, drawing on current research to explore such issues as the causes and dimensions of inequality, the persistence of racial disparities, the erosion of democracy and community, and inequality.Not just a catalogue of inequality's ills, the book concludes with a plausible and hopeful policy path - beyond redistribution - to a more just and humane economy
Third world cities in global perspective : the political economy of uneven urbanization by David A Smith ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This perspective allows Smith to critique the conventional ecological view of the city, not by rejecting traditional analyses out of hand but by reformulating the crucial questions. The conventional ecological perspective assumes an equilibrium model, where very rapid city growth and the various types of urban imbalances are transitional phases on the path to modernity; in contrast, the comparative political economy approach conceptualizes uneven development and inequality as an inevitable result of the expansion of the capitalist world-system
A new world order? : global transformations in the late twentieth century ( Book )
11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Third world cities by D. W Drakakis-Smith ( )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Containing a wealth of student-friendly features this text provides an invaluable introduction to the issues and processes of the city in the Third World
Worlds apart ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member 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 53 WorldCat member 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 39 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
State and Sovereignty in the Global Economy ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Urbanization in the world economy : a cross-national & historical-structural analysis by David Alden Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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
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 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Smith, David A., 1956-
Smith, David Alden 1956-
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