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Malawi [electronic resource]: Nation Going Hungry

Poverty, unstable government, and disadvantages in trade have virtually eliminated food security in Malawi. This program explores the African country's struggles on both a personal and national level, interviewing frustrated civil servants and impoverished citizens, and reflecting widespread despair over WTO policies and the government's inability to subsidize the agriculture of its own people. Highlighting the additional problems of environmental degradation and AIDS, the program offers a moving glimpse into human lives that revolve around one constant challenge: getting something to eat.
Online
2006; 2004
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India [electronic resource]: Working to End Child Labor

This program examines India's immense child labor problem and the fight against it. The video contrasts this nation's status as the world's largest democracy with the fact that, inside its borders, 80 million children work physically exhausting jobs for minuscule wages. Incorporating interviews with Shanta Sinha, founder of the organization known as MVF, the video illustrates how the group coordinates community action against the exploitation of young people and creates bridge schools that help children with the transition from work to education. It also makes a strong case that child labor increases poverty levels.
Online
2006; 2004
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The Future of Food [electronic resource]: A Looming Crisis

According to Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at London's City University, future wars may be fought specifically over agricultural resources. Given the present volatility of food prices and the riots they provoked in 2008, his theory seems to be on the mark. This program assesses the potential for a global food crisis as it guides viewers through issues involving climate change, oil consumption, biofuel development, fish stock depletion, and other topics. A Rift Valley herder discusses drought in Africa; a Cuban scholar details the impact of the Soviet collapse on food transportation in his country; an Indian farmer reports being pressured into planting jatropha instead of food crops; and Senegalese fishermen lament the intrusion of Western corporate interests. A Blakeway Televisi [...]
Online
2010; 2009
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Reforming the World Bank [electronic resource]

The World Bank was founded in 1944 mainly as a way to help Europe rebuild after the Second World War, and it has since become the premiere agency for aiding developing countries. But critics began to say that the World Bank's rigid economic formulas failed to take into account the societal differences of those it served, that its projects were ecologically harmful, and that despite aid, billions of people were still lacking access to food, clean water, and education-but were now in debt to more powerful nations. The World Bank expanded its mandate to address these concerns, but has there been measurable change? In this program Hazel Henderson discusses the World Bank's focus on the noneconomic aspects of development with former IMF chief economist Kenneth Rogoff; Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, [...]
Online
2005
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The Interconnected World [electronic resource]: An Inside Look at the IMF and Its Impact

Growing affluence in Asia, economic development in Eastern Europe, and new approaches to natural resources in Africa-all are major influences on the global financial landscape and all provide ample demonstrations of the IMF at work. This program guides viewers through the history, mission, and real-world impact of the International Monetary Fund. Topics (all with an IMF focus) include China's need to boost domestic consumption and build social safety nets for its population; Ghana's challenges in ensuring that oil revenues benefit the country; and Poland's adoption of market economy principles as it moves toward economic powerhouse status. A section on the origins, evolution, and future of the IMF is also featured. Interviews with key IMF and academic figures appear throughout the film.
Online
2010
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Marx Reloaded [electronic resource]

Today a new generation of philosophers, economists, political activists, and sociologists is returning to Karl Marx's ideas in order to try to make sense of the global economic and financial crisis of 2008 - and to consider whether a world without or beyond capitalism is possible. Could it be that communism might provide the solution to the growing economic and environmental challenges facing the planet? Marx Reloaded explores the possibilities through interviews with leading thinkers at the forefront of a popular revival in Marxist and communist ideas and with skeptics of this revival. Animation sequences - a parody of The Matrix that traces Marx's adventures through the matrix of his own ideas - add a quirky touch of lightness to the film.
Online
2011
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Banana Wars [electronic resource]: Global Fury Over a Humble Fruit

The history of the banana trade is as politically loaded as that of coffee or oil-and yet it has received scant media attention over the decades. This documentary addresses that information void, exploring links between corporate power, Western governments, and developing nations that are heavily dependent on banana production as a result of colonial and post-colonial influences. Viewers gain an understanding of disputes between U.S.-supported Latin American countries wanting liberalization of European markets and the E.U.-allied ACP (Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific) states, which have traditionally enjoyed tariff preferences. An ideal case study for coursework focusing on the economics of globalization.
Online
2010; 2008
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Dicing With Debt [electronic resource]: Ireland's 30-Billion-Euro Nightmare

If you want a quick, brutal lesson on Europe's debt crisis, just ask an Irish property developer. Better yet, take a stroll along the banks of Dublin's Liffey River, where new office buildings and prime waterfront real estate have plummeted in value. Meanwhile, unemployment soars across the nation, especially among Ireland's young people. How did it happen, and did Ireland get a raw deal in comparison with other European Union countries also facing debt crises? This program assesses the Irish government's acumen in taking on private-sector bank debt and becoming liable for billions of euros owed to bondholders. Was it fair that Ireland agreed to do so when holders of Greek government debt have been asked to take losses? As one Irish protest organizer puts it, the deal is "extortion" [...]
Online
2012
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Trade [electronic resource]: An Introduction

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Explores the concept of comparative advantage with a case study of IBM's computer production in Japan. Identifies the factors that determine a nation's comparative advantage, dispels myths about comparative advantage and trade and explores the incentives of international trade. A case study of Australia's mineral export boom and domestic car production shows how consumers benefit from international trade.
Online
1994
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Protectionism [electronic resource]

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Explores the concept of protectionism and the reasons governments protect industries. Features case studies of France's efforts to protect their agricultural industries, and voluntary export restraints on automobiles by the United States and Japan in the 1980s.
Online
1994
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Trade Policy [electronic resource]

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Discusses how countries strengthen their competitive advantage through subsidies and regulatory policies. A case study of Airbus Industrie reveals the advantages of subsidies. A case study of the wine industry of Chile illustrates trade and industrial policy issues in developing countries.
Online
1994
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Trade Liberalization and Regional Trade Blocs [electronic resource]

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Identifies the functions of GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade), as well the organization's rules, and advantages and disadvantages of the system. A case study of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement demonstrates the benefits and disadvantages of forming trading blocs outside of GATT. The second case study explores Great Britain's decision to join the European Communities common market.
Online
1994
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Multinational Corporations [electronic resource]

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Identifies different ways of doing business globally, focusing on the advantages of multinational corporations. A case study of Ericsson Corporation in Hungary illustrates how both the nation of Hungary and Ericsson Corporation benefit from the corporation's decision to produce abroad. The second case study looks at how the United States determines a company's nationality, comparing multinational corporations Smith-Corona and Brother Industries.
Online
1994
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Labor and Capital Mobility [electronic resource]

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Explores the positive and negative aspects of labor and capital mobility. A case study illustrates the impact of Turkish immigrants working in the Netherlands. Another case study investigates the U.S.-Mexico maquiladora program.
Online
1994
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Fixed vs. Floating Exchange Rates [electronic resource]

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Explores the factors that affect foreign exchange rates as well as how the exchange rates impact the global economy. A case study analyzes how the fluctuating exchange rates affected two competing corporations: U.S.-based Caterpillar and Japan-based Komatsu. The second case study shows how the system of floating exchange rates coped with the shock of the oil crisis of 1973.
Online
1994
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Managing Currencies and Policy Coordination [electronic resource]

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Explains how and why countries manage their currencies. A case study explores the problems created by the rapid and large appreciation of the dollar caused by an expansive fiscal policy combined with a tight monetary policy in the United States during the mid 1980s. Explores the benefits and downsides of policy coordination in a case study of the United Kingdom joining the European Monetary System.
Online
1994
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Exchange Rates, Capital Flight and Hyperinflation [electronic resource]

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Introduces theories on the relationship of exchange rates, capital flight and inflation. Uses these theories to analyze a case study of capital flight out of Mexico in the early 1980's and a case study of hyperinflation in Argentina.
Online
1994
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Economies in Transition [electronic resource]

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Explores the transition from communist to capitalist economic systems in nations of the former Soviet Union. Two case studies describe the privatization process in Russia and Poland. Identifies the ingredients for a successful transition to a capitalist economic system.
Online
1994
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Developing Countries [electronic resource]

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Explores the economic conditions and strategies of developing countries. A case study compares the economic policies and development strategies of South Korea and Sri Lanka. Examines the advantages of Export promotion and import substitution. A case study of aid to Tanzania explores how developed countries can help improve the economic conditions of developing countries.
Online
1994
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The Environment [electronic resource]

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Questions whether goals of environmental protection and free trade are compatible. The first case study discusses how efforts to save dolphins impacted the tuna industry in Mexico. The second case study discusses transboundary pollution of the Rhine in Europe.
Online
1994