From the Net to the Net: Atlantic Canada and the Global Economy
Published: April 2005© 2005
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 224 Pages
Dimensions: 6.01 x 8.96
224 Pages, 6.01 x 8.96 x 0.57 in
Published Under the Garamond Imprint
Globalization appears inevitable and inescapable in its effects, all countries and people having to adjust to an irresistible force the best way they can—to insert themselves into the process under the most favourable conditions, or to make the best deal possible with a single global economy based on capitalist principles.
From the Net to the Net looks at the dynamics of this process as well as strategic responses. Appearances to the contrary, the process of globalization in this regional context is by no means inevitable, nor is it immutable. Diverse organizations of people in an increasingly organized "civil society" are coming together to mobilize the forces of opposition to globalization in its neoliberal form.
In Atlantic Canada, as elsewhere, a search for an alternative form of change is emerging, development and globalization that is participatory and liberating, sustainable in terms of both the environment and livelihoods, as well as equitable and socially inclusive.
Introduction: Towards a New Political Economy of Development in Atlantic Canada
James Sacouman and Henry Veltmeyer
- Rethinking Underdevelopment in Atlantic Canada
- Just More of the Same? Confederation and Globalization
- Capitalist Restructuring on Canada's East Coast
- Income Distribution in Nova Scotia, 2000
Colin Dodds and Ronald Colman
- The Decaying Social Compact in Atlantic Canada
- Call Centres: A New Solution to an Old Problem?
Tom Good and Joan McFarland
- Contradictions in Community Economic Development: New Dawn Enterprises
- State Employment and Trade Unionism: Signs of Renewal?
- Policy Issues in the Trade Union Movement: Two Views from Labour
Barbara Moore and James Sacouman