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Globalisation: why is it an issue now?

August 2001 - Globalisation: why is it an issue now?Recent years have seen violent anti-globalisation protests of a kind not seen since the anti-war movements of the 1960s and '70s. The WTO protests in Seattle and WEF in Melbourne, and most recently those in Genoa, have seen arrests, destruction and a death. However, globalisation began with Marco Polo's spice trade and has usually been seen as a good thing - what has changed at the end ot the 20th century?

Potatoes - imported
by Gillian Brown - 15/08/2001
Will our global obligations survive the anti-globalisation movement?
by Trevor Rogers - 15/08/2001
Setting the record straight: free trade, NGOs and the WTO
by David Robertson - 15/08/2001
Benefits and challenges of globalisation
by Peter Costello - 15/08/2001
What is globalisation? Fact vs fiction
by Saul Eslake - 15/08/2001 - 2 comments
Global trade is currently neither free trade nor a level playing field
by James Ensor - 15/08/2001
The focus on globalisation reflects growing opposition to its effects
by Peter McMahon - 15/08/2001

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