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Author Jackson, Jeffrey T., 1966-

Title The globalizers : development workers in action / Jeffrey T. Jackson
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005


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 W'PONDS  307.1412 Jac/Gdw  AVAILABLE
Description xxiv, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Johns Hopkins studies in globalization
Johns Hopkins studies in globalization.
Contents Introduction : the globalizers in Honduras -- Pt. I. Who are the globalizers? -- 1. The institutions -- 2. The people -- 3. The expats -- 4. The locals -- Pt. II. The globalizers in action -- 5. Global governance -- 6. Building dams -- 7. Fixing dams -- 8. Making maquiladoras -- 9. Legitimating maquiladoras -- 10. Rebuilding after Hurricane Mitch -- Conclusion : maintaining global governance
Summary "Using Honduras as a case study, Jeffrey T. Jackson illuminates the processes by which wealthy western countries target countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East for political economic construction, or nation building. In the process, he draws a provocative connection between the efforts of international development workers and the emergence of global governance." "Jackson examines the significant roles played by international development workers - "the globalizers" - operating in Honduras over the past thirty years, particularly in the troubled construction of the El Cajon hydroelectric dam, the creation of maquiladoras, and the multinational relief, recovery, and reconstruction efforts following Hurricane Mitch."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [345]-349) and index
Subject Community development personnel -- Honduras.
Rural development personnel -- Honduras.
Globalization -- Political aspects -- Honduras.
LC no. 2004026039
ISBN 0801881234 hardcover alkaline paper