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Trade and Globalization

Trade and Globalization encompasses a wide range of topics related to global economic policies and their impact on society, including economic and social shifts, multinational corporations, and the cultural and social implications of globalization. With the inclusion of recent books and case studies, archival materials, and documentaries, this collection provides a wealth of resources for the study of trade and globalization to help understand the trends and direction as well as impact of trade policies on the global arena.  

Understanding trade policies, financial crises, emerging markets, and technological innovations is crucial for business professionals, policymakers and governments as the decisions they make can have a profound impact on economies, trading companies, and individuals. By studying the societal implications of global trade, researchers and academics can examine the distributional effects of trade, analyze the dynamics of global supply chains and explore the challenges and opportunities faced by different communities and countries.  

Trade and Globalization Studies Online offers 125 hours through thought-provoking video documentaries, and 100,000 pages of text materials — archives, books and case studies on current trade topics from the Insitute of Diplomacy. These varied formats offer alternative perspectives and the analytical framework needed to examine the societal impact of global trade. The video materials enhance the learning experience with dynamic visuals and compelling narratives. The extensive textual resources offer in-depth analysis, research papers, policy documents, and historical records that contribute to a comprehensive understanding of global trade and its effects. 

With its breadth of content and emphasis on real-world relevance, Trade and Globalization Studies Online serves as an invaluable resource for academics, policymakers, business professionals, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the global economy and its interconnectedness. 

Areas of Coverage include:

Food and Commodities; Trade Negotiations, and Governance; Financial crises; Emerging Markets; Health and Disease; Energy; the Arms Trade and New Technologies. 

Highlighted Events and Topics:  

  • Asian Financial Crisis: analyze the causes and consequences of the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-1998 and its effects on the economies of East Asian countries. 
  • The Great Recession (2007-2009): explore the global financial crisis that occurred in 2007-2009, its causes, and the responses of different countries to mitigate its impact. 
  • The Marlboro Man and Japanese Import Policy toward Cigarettes: examine the impact of Japanese import policies on cigarette trade, including the marketing strategies of Marlboro cigarettes. 
  • Drug Trade, Crime, and Security: examine various aspects of the drug trade, money laundering, and their implications for global security. 
  • Global Consumerism:  explore the rise of consumer culture and the impact of multinational corporations like Starbucks, Nike and Amazon on global markets. 


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