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The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy
 

The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hertz, Noreena

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Of the world's 100 largest economies, 51 are now corporations, only 49 are nation-states. The sales of General Motors and Ford are greater than the gross domestic product of the whole of sub-Saharan Africa, and Wal-Mart now has a turnover higher than the revenues of most of the s...tates of Eastern Europe. Yet few of us understand fully the growing dominance of big business. Widely acclaimed economist Noreena Hertz brilliantly reveals how corporations across the world manipulate and pressure governments by means both legal and illegal; how protest is becoming a more effective political weapon than the ballot-box; and how corporations are taking over from the state responsibility for everything from providing technology for schools to healthcare for the community. The Silent Takeover asks us to recognize the growing contradictions of a world divided between haves and have-nots, of gated communities next to ghettos, of extreme poverty and unbelievable wealth. In the face of these unacceptable extremes, Noreena Hertz outlines a new agenda to revitalize politics and renew democracy.
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ISBN 9780060559731
Released NZ 16 Sep 2003
Publisher HarperBusiness
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780060559731
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher HarperBusiness
Imprint HarperBusiness
Released 16 Sep 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hertz, Noreena
Category Globalization
International Economics
Business & Management
Number of Pages 294
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 338.88
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text General/trade

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