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Smith, David A. (David Alden) 1956-

Works: 14 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 3,389 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HF1359, 337
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David A Smith
States and sovereignty in the global economy by Dorothy J Solinger( )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,570 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 718 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 )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member 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 by David A Smith( Book )
15 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Third world cities by D. W Drakakis-Smith( )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 245 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
Urbanization in the world economy : a cross-national & historical-structural analysis by David A Smith( )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 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
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Alternative Names
Smith, David A. 1956-
Smith, David Alden 1956-
English (55)