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From Global to Local by Finbarr Livesey
Oct 09, 2018 | 228 Pages
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“Refreshing . . . The future of globalization may be determined less by a rarified battle of ideas than by something as simple as the 3D printer. Finbarr Livesey’s book gives a nod to the idea that protectionist politicians are a threat to world trade, but his focus is very largely on the impersonal progress of technology . . . [He offers] detailed descriptions of individual products and processes he has gleaned through his years of consulting for international companies.”
—Alan Beattie, Financial Times

“The great strength of Livesey’s book is to make us look more closely and intelligently at the underlying drivers of globalization. Whether more or less of it, there will surely be a different kind of globalization in the coming years. Livesey’s fine book will help us understand and anticipate the changing dynamics of global economic interdependence.”
Finance & Development

Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1. Go East, Young Man? 1
2. From Putting Out to Getting Out 24
3. “Tea, Earl Grey, Hot,” or How We Will Make 42
4. All Hail Our Robot Overlords 62
5. Getting from A to NA in a Hilly World 81
6. Manufacturing the Environment 97
7. Looking Through the Other End of the Telescope 116
8. Mapping the Fracture Between the Physical and the Digital 133
9. The Changing Politics of Manufacturing 153
Epilogue: The Post World 173

Select Bibliography and Further Reading 201
Index 203

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