the process whereby countries, cultures and people are
becoming increasingly interconnected – is bringing about radical
changes in our world. The discussion being conducted the world over about
the benefits and blights of globalisation, for both rich countries and
poor, now (finally) seems to be reaching the population of the Netherlands.
But what exactly is globalisation? And what exactly do all the technical
terms involved, often derived from the field of economics, mean?
This accessible, independent guide explains the A to Z of globalisation,
from A for Aandeelhouder (Shareholder) to Z for Zapatista. From institutions
such as the World Bank, the IMF and the WTO, to places such as Bretton
Woods, Davos or Porto Alegre and phenomena that have come to be inextricably
associated with globalisation, such as terrorism, climate change or migration
– this encyclopaedic reference work gives a concise, objective and
easy-to-understand definition of each entry. These also include subjects
such as football, the internet and soap series.
The Globalisation Guide presents
the facts and the major topics of discussion. For beginners and experts
Nieuwenhuis (1973) is a journalist specialising in the field
of globalisation. He writes for major Dutch newspapers and magazines,
suchs as NRC Handelsblad, de Volkskrant, Vrij
Nederland, De Groene Amsterdammer and De Standaard.