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Helpful Search Terms

  • Globalization
  • Globalisation
  • Global Economy

New Books

Gore, Al. The Future: Six Drivers of Local Change. New York: Random House: 2013. Print.
Call Number: HM831 .G685 2013

Circulating Books

Kupchan, Charles. No One's World: the West, the Rising East, and the Coming Global Turn. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Print.
Call Number: HF1413 .K87 2012

Guest, Robert. Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges, and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Print.
Call Number: HM846 .G84 2011

Noland, Marcus. The Arab Economies in a Changing World. Washington, D.C.: Peterson Institute for International Economics, 2011. Print.
Call Number: HC498 .N56 2011

Smil, Vaclav. Two Prime Movers of Globalization : The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010. Print.
Call Number: TJ795 .S5746 2010

Agnew, John. Globalization and Sovereignty: Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009. Print.
Call Number: JC327.A485 2009

Griswold, Daniel. Mad About Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization. Washington D.C.: Cato Institute, 2009. Print.
Call Number: HF1756.G66 2009
Price-Smith, Andrew T. Contagion and Chaos: Disease, Ecology and National Security in the Era of Globalization. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009. Print.
Call Number: RA643.P73 2009
Jeter, John. Flat Broke in the Free Market: How Globalization Fleeced Working People. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009. Print.
Call Number: HF1713.H48 2009

Reference Books

Shim, Jae K. and Siegel, Joel G. Dictionary of Economics. New York: J. Wiley & Sons, 1995. Print.
Call Number: REF HB61.S466 1995
Eatwell, John, Murray Milgate, and Peter Newman, eds. The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics. New York: Stockton Press, 1987. Print.
Call Number: REF HB61.N49 1991 v. 1-4

Electronic Books


The library has recently added 20,000 online books from the vendor Ebrary. This is the “community college” collection, of interest to students and faculty at 2-year colleges. All books are simultaneously available to all RCC users. A search for "globalization" returned over 5,000 e-book results.

Handbook for Supply Chain Risk Management
Khan, Omera and George A. Zsdisin, eds. Handbook for Supply Chain Rish Management. Ft. Lauderdale: J. Ross Pub., 2012. Web.

Atlas of Global Development
World Bank. Atlas of Global Development. 3rd ed. Washington, D.C.: Collins, 2011. Web.

Globalization, Changing Demographics, and Educational Challenges in East Asia
Hannum, Emily, Hyunjoon Park, Yuko Goto Butler, eds. Globalization, Changing Demographics, and Educational Challenges in East Asia. Bingley: Emerald, 2010. Web.

Globalization and Growth Implications for a Post-Crisis World
Spence, Michael and Danny Leipziger, eds. Globalization and Growth Implications for a Post-Crisis World. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2010. Web.

2014: How to Survive the Next World Crisis
Boyle, Nicholas. 2014: How to survive the next world crisis. New York: Continuum, 2010. Web.

Understanding Globalization
Schirato, Tony and Jen Webb. Understanding Globalization. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2003. Web.

Globalization: A Critical Introduction
Scholte, Jan Aart. Globalization: A Critical Introduction. London: Macmillan, 2000. Web.

Writing the World: On Globalization
Rothenberg, David and Wandee J. Pryor, eds. Writing the World: On globalization. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2005. Web.


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's periodicals section for articles about globalization:
  • The Economist
  • The Nation
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Foreign Affairs


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile offers millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text including over 17,000 articles mentioning "globalization" and over 5,000 articles mentioning "global economy".

Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events including over 800 entries on "global economy" and over 70 entries on "globalization".

Issues & Controversies

Issues and Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture including multiple entries covering "globalization" and "global economy".

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues including over 150 entries covering "globalization" and over 200 entries covering "global economy".

Streaming Videos

Full length and segment videos from Films On Demand.

Films On Demand

Asia's Growing Tigers(22 minutes)
In Malaysia, the lucrative palm oil business is stirring global controversy. Vietnam has a burgeoning tourism industry—and is under pressure not to
develop it in the manner of neighboring Thailand. This program examines those issues as it traverses both countries, illuminating the balancing act between
development, environmental stewardship, and the rights of indigenous peoples. Nguyen Quy Phuong describes his challenges as deputy director of Vietnam’s
tourism ministry. Peter Ryder, CEO of Indochina Capital, asserts that tourism has far less impact than manufacturing and agribusiness while James Fahn of the
Internews’ Earth Journalism Network disagrees. Palm oil industry leaders and opponents are also featured. Part of the series Develop or Die? Sustainable
Growth on Asia’s Terms.

A Global Language(26 minutes)
With the whole world now interconnected, speaking English is commonly seen as a fast track to a good future. Students in Beijing spend Friday evenings
practicing the lingo at “English corners,” and employees of a Bangalore call center work on neutralizing their Indian accents. But in many countries there’s
concern about a growing divide between those who speak English—a well-off, Europeanized middle class—and those who don’t. Not only are socioeconomic
barriers erected by its use, but the infiltration of English, some feel, weakens their cultural identity. This program documents the unparalleled success of
English while challenging viewers to consider the downside of its spread. Produced by the Open University. Part 2 of the series Worlds of English.


Fighting the Tide: Developing Nations and Globalization(26 minutes)
This program contrasts indigenous, community-based culture with market economics driven by multinational corporations. The film assesses the growing conflict
between Burlington Resources, an American oil company licensed to prospect in regions of Ecuador, and the self-sufficient Achuar people of that country, who
believe the oil industry will destroy their environment and nonmaterialistic way of life. Underscoring the Ecuadorian government’s tendency to accommodate U.S.
interests, the video portrays a country divided by incompatible definitions of wealth and happiness.


Globalization: Winners and Losers(42 minutes)
How is business without borders really affecting the world? As Sabeer Bhatia, inventor of Hotmail; Narayan Murthy, founder of Infosys; and other industry
leaders attest, globalization has raised the standard of living in developing economies through high-tech opportunities, foreign investment, and debt relief.
However, Harvard’s Jeffrey Sachs and other experts point out that the world market is being exploited through shortsightedness, including the aggressive
deployment of genetically modified crops, environmental negligence, and the abuse of NAFTA. This program—produced in the aftermath of the WTO protests in
Seattle—addresses the pros and cons of doing business in the global marketplace.

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Research guide prepared on 11/16/10 by Rye Gentleman. Updated on 6/20/13 by Mallory Wilson; updated on 4/29/14 by Katie Bliss.