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=100 1\$aGibbs, Terry,$d1967-$eauthor.
=245 14$aThe failure of global capitalism :$bfrom Cape Breton to Colombia and beyond /$cTerry Gibbs and Garry Leech.
=264 \1$aSydney, Nova Scotia :$bCape Breton University Press,$c
=264 \2$aOttawa, Ontario :$bCanadian Electronic Library,$c2017
=300 \\$a1 electronic text (176 pages)
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=504 \\$aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 161-167) and index.
=505 0\$aIntroduction : the impossible dream -- The rise and fall of industrial capitalism in Cape Breton -- The Cape Breton radicals -- From confrontation to collaboration -- dismantling the compact -- The era of industrial decline -- Back to the future -- Colombia in the era of neoliberal globalization -- The path to neoliberalism -- Plan Colombia and U.S. intervention -- Natural resources and human rights -- Canada and Colombian coal -- The human cost of free trade -- The new economy in Cape Breton and Atlantic Canada -- The call centre phenomenon -- The anti-union strategy -- Canada's energy policies in the era of free trade -- The social fallout -- The failure of community economic development -- The need to challenge global structures -- Alternatives to global capitalism -- A Venezuelan alternative : the Bolivarian revolution -- The environmental challenge -- A Colombian alternative : Las Gaviotas -- Local and global linkages -- Conclusion : we have met the enemy.
=506 1\$aAccess restricted to authorized users and institutions.
=520 \\$aWhat do Cape Breton and Colombia have in common? Coal, for one thing. Coal mining was the backbone of Cape Breton's industrial economy for more than one hundred years, but the last mine was closed in 2001 when the province's utility company took advantage of neoliberal globalization by importing coal--from Colombia. Colombia and Cape Breton represent the loss of well-paid, unionized industrial jobs as a result of neoliberal globalization--the economic hegemony that allows multinational corporations in the global North, primarily North America and Europe, to exploit the natural resources and cheap labour of the global South: Latin America, Africa and Asia. But the commonalities between Cape Breton and Colombia do not end with coal, there are numerous connections directly related to the capitalist system: militant labour struggles, repression, economic insecurity, population displacement, social inequality and environmental devastation. The Failure of Global Capitalism uses the examples of Cape Breton and Colombia to illustrate the harsh realities suffered by people throughout the global North and the global South under neoliberal globalization, particularly with regard to socio-economic and environmental issues. Ultimately, it exposes the failure of industrial capitalism, and looks toward more sustainable and egalitarian alternatives.
=530 \\$aAlso available in print version.
=538 \\$aMode of access: World Wide Web.
=650 \0$aGlobalization$xEconomic aspects$vCase studies.
=650 \0$aInternational business enterprises$zDeveloping countries.
=650 \0$aCoal mines and mining$zNova Scotia
=650 \0$aCoal mines and mining$zColombia.
=650 \0$aInternational economic relations.
=655 \0$aElectronic books.
=700 1\$aLeech, Garry,$d1960-$eauthor.
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