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Smith, David A. (David Alden) 1956-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 76 publications in 1 language and 3,981 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Drama  Nonfiction films  Short films  Educational films  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator
Classifications: HC110.I5, 339.20973
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Most widely held works by David A Smith
Inequality matters : the growing economic divide in America and its poisonous consequences( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 as a moral and religious p
Third world cities in global perspective : the political economy of uneven urbanization by David A Smith( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 400 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
States and sovereignty in the global economy by Steven Topik( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world is changing very swiftly at the end of the 20th century. New developments in information technology, an increasing flow of information and cultural exchanges, and the rapidity with which trade and investment now takes place has given rise to uncertainty. This book seeks to understand the nature of these changes and find out whether this process of globalization is in fact something new. In particular it examines the impact of change on the sovereignty of the nation state. The authors consider the historical development of the state in the global economy, the forces that have created the modern global economy, regional issues of globalization and the importance of the state. Also included are a series of case studies from around the world. The text provides a combination of theoretical and case material
A new world order? : global transformations in the late twentieth century by David A Smith( Book )

17 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 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 )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 52 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 21 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."
Urbanization in the world economy : a cross-national & historical-structural analysis by David A Smith( )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third world cities by D. W Drakakis-Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the effect of increasing urbanisation in Third World countries? Third World Cities represents a thoroughly revised and updated version of a classic text which examines urbanisation in developing areas. Using case studies of cities drawn from around the world, including Bangkok, Delhi, Manila, Mexico City, Singapore and Harare, David Drakakis-Smith confronts three main questions: is there still a Third World, does it have a common urban form and what is the relationship between urbanisation and sustainability?
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

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
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

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

State and Sovereignty in the Global Economy( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Inequality matters : the growing economic divide in America and its poisonous consequences
Alternative Names
Smith, David 1956-

Smith, David A. 1956-

Smith, David Alden 1956-

Languages
English (75)

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Third world cities in global perspective : the political economy of uneven urbanizationStates and sovereignty in the global economyA new world order? : global transformations in the late twentieth centuryThird world citiesState and Sovereignty in the Global Economy