Iscuss the economic, cultural, social and political impact of TNCs economic activities.

BOOKS:
” DICKEN, P (2003) Global Shift, London: Sage [see chapter 16 and 17]
” STARKEY, R. and WELFORD, R. (2001) (eds)The Earthscan Reader in Business and Sustainable Development, London: Earthscan. [ See Chapter 11 by MOSER T. and MILLER D.]
” KORTEN , D. (2001) When Corporations Rule the World, Kumarian Press [See part I Chapter 3  the Growth Illusion on the impact of TNC-powered  economic growth on community (shift from social to a money economy), on land ownership (poor are pushed off their land) and on natural resources (they are depleted)]
” BAKAN, J. (2004) The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, London: Constable.
KLEIN, N (2000) No Logo, London: Flamingo. [See Chapters 1-5 (no space), Chapters 6-8 (no choice), Chapters 9-11 (no jobs)]
” GALBRAITH, J.K. (1967, 1972) The New Industrial State, London, Penguin [See chapter 18 on how big corporations  manage consumer demand and Chapter 19 for his view that producers are now  sovereign ]
” GALBRAITH, J.K. (1973) Economics and the Public Purpose, London, Penguin [See chapter 14  Persuasion and Power for the impact of marketing and advertising]
” MADELEY, J (1999) Big Business Poor Peoples, London: Zed [for a focus on how TNCs affect poor people in poor countries, see Chapter 1. Much detail of TNCs in different industries  agribusiness, mining, tourism, manufacturing  in rest of book.]
” SEABROOK J. (2004) Consuming Cultures: Globalisation and Local Lives, Oxford, New Internationalist. [Especially read Part 1 (setting the Scene) and Part 3 (for and against a global monoculture). Chapter 16  Bankruptcy of the Soul looks at what it is like for a rural family in a poor country to have to find work and survive in barely liveable urban spaces in the  Special Economic Zones settlements]
” FISHMAN, C. (2006) The Wal-Mart Effect, London: Penguin Allen Lane [See Chapter 7:  Salmon, Shirts and the Meaning of Low Prices Wal-Mart operates by driving down its input costs, always buying from the cheapest suppliers. What happens to the workers who work in the  cheapest suppliers, or the quality of the salmon and other materials Wal-Mart buys? ]
” BLYTHMAN, J. (2004) Shopped: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets, London, Harper Collins. [See especially chapters 16-17 (workers) and chapters 31-36 (supermarket culture)]

THE ECONOMIST
” [PM 86] Special Report: The future of advertising [Harder hard sell] pp 83-5 Jun 26 2004
” [PM134] Face Value: Why Naomi Klein Needs to Grow Up [Critique of a major anti corporate activist s views on brands in her book  No Logo (2000)] Nov 9 2002
” [PM 132] Leader: The Case for Brands [complements previous article above] Sept 8 2001
” [PG 34] Special Report: Patents and the Poor [About  Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights or TRIPS] Jun 23 2001
” [E 5] EF The End of jobs for life? p 104 Feb 21 1998
” [E 34] Special Report: Executive Pay pp 83-5 Oct 11 2003
” [E 38] EF Sickness or Symptom? [global child labour] p81 Feb 7 2004
” [E 73] Employment in Japan [decline in  job for life paternalism by big corps in Japan] pp 60-62 Jan 5 2008

THE ECOLOGIST
” [PM 1]Debate: Advertising to Children N.RIGBY VS J. PRESTON pp16-20 Apr 2004
” [PG 2] HYAMNS K Killa Cola [Coca Cola in Kerala and bottled water] pp 35-7 Apr 2004
” [S 4] LAWRENCE F and BLYTHMAN J. The Shocking Power of Supermarkets pp 18-66 [lack of diversity/low paid migrant labour/encouraging pesticide use/employees conditioning/ready meals and bad eating/food adulteration/salmon/ clubcards/ marketing tricks/managers/checkout life/ ghost town Britain] Sept 2004


NEW INTERNATIONALIST
” [PG 8] Tricks of the Trade [WTO Corp-managed trade] pp 16-7 Jan/Feb 2003
” [PM 1] AINGER K Empires of the senseless pp 9-12 Apr 2001
” [PM 2] Filtering the News p 13 Apr 2001
” [PM 3] PILGER J The Crusaders [ hidden history of western media propaganda] pp 14-15 Apr 2001
” [PM 4] The Top 6 Media Companies pp 18-9 Apr 2001
” [PM 5] Singapore cultural homicide pp 16-7, 20 Apr 2001
” [PM 6] China and Murdoch: The Dragon and the Phoenix pp 22-3 Apr 2001
” [PM 7] Greenwash a guide to corporate eco-speak [on World Bus Council for Sustainable Dev talking of CSR and the business case...]
” [PM 8] Advertising [various articles on corporate influence on communities and consumers via advertising images] D GODREJ Sept 2006

RESURGENC E
” [PG 13] MANDER J Who Benefits Most? [TV and computers enable a centralisation of corp. power] pp 12-5 Sept/Oct 2001

PART 3 TNC Impact  on democratic accountability

BOOKS
” DICKEN, P. (2003) Global Shift, London: Sage (see Chapter 18)
” JONES, G. (2005) Multinationals and Global Capitalism, Oxford: OUP [ see Chapter 8]
” KORTEN , D. (2001) When Corporations Rule the World, Kumarian Press [ See Part II chapter 4 (on how corporate power rose in the USA), chapter 5 ( on how an idelology of  corporate liberalism was created and reinforced by philosophers/economists, lawyers and the corporate managerial class) and chapter 6 (how this ideology has helped increase TNC power because the case for national government TNC regulation had been undermined). Also see part III chapters 8,9 10 and 11. Korten argues that top CEOs of TNCs had a global vision of a  borderless world and built a consensus among powerful political elites to push for this. The result: global organisations World Bank, IMF and World Trade Organisation working for TNC  borderless world interests ]
” STARKEY, R. and WELFORD, R. (2001) (eds)The Earthscan Reader in Business and Sustainable Development, London: Earthscan. [See chapters 12-14]
” BAKAN, J. (2004) The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, London: Constable.
” AMOORE, L. (ed) (2005) The Global Resistance Reader, London, Routledge.
” STARR, A. (2000) Naming the Enemy: Anti-Corporate Movements Confront Globalisation, Lomdon,Zed.
” BEDER, S. (2002) Global Spin: The Corporate Assault on Environmentalism, Vermont, Green Books.[ See chapter 1 Intro ]
” BUCKMAN, G (2005) Globalisation: Tame It or Scrap It? London, Zed Books [Chapter 4]

THE ECOLOGIST
” [PG 1] The Water Thieves [privatisation of water and global corporations] pp 52-7 Mar 2004

NEW INTERNATIONALIST
” [PG 10] GODREJ D Eight things you should know about patents on life pp 9-12 Sept 2002
” [PG 11] KUYEK D Rice is Life [crops trying to control Asia s vital food crop] pp 15-17 Sept 2002
” [PG 12] Patents on life: The Facts pp 18-19 Sept 2002
” [PG 13] Conquest by Patents [how US broke patents, then defended them] pp 22-3 Sept 2002
” [PG 14] Pirates Ahoy! Patents pp 24-5 Sept 2002
” [PG 41] BRAZIER C The power and the folly [IMF and World Bank] pp 9-11 Mar 2004
” Includes:
” states of unrest pp12-3
” Wild West Goes East pp 16-7
” IMF/World Bank: The Facts pp 18-19
” No prescription needed p 24
” Structurally adjust this pp 25-6
” Globalising Greenwash pp 20-1
” Joseph Stiglitz on IMF pp 14-5
” [PG 47] BUNSHA D. India s Viagra [Special Economic Zones  low tax, low regulation areas to attract overseas TNCs] pp. 21-4 Sept 2007
” [PG 3] Shrink or Sink [on WTO] pp 9-11 May 2001
” [PG 4] WTO: the Facts pp 18-19 May 2001
” [PG 5] TRIPS [ Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights -South Africa] pp 20-1 May 2001
” [PG 6] Its time to turn trade around pp 24-5 May 2001
” [PG 7] AINGER K The New Peasants Revolt [peasant farmers vs corp agriculture] pp 9-12 Jan/Feb 2003
” [H13] Free Trade [various articles] Dec 2004
” ELLWOOD W Corrupt world trading system
” Changing the rules [agric/labour rights/ intellectual property/investment/national sovereignty and democracy]Facts on Free Trade
” [S 8] GODREJ D Smoke Gets in Your Eyes [tobacco impact on body/ Kenya/ Malaysia/The Facts/Smuggling/Legally taking on tobacco corps] pp 9-28 July 2004
” [PD1] R. SWIFT Big Babies [on the  dumbing down of democracy: various articles] Oct 2007

RESURGENCE
” [PG 9] SHIVA, V Stolen Harvest [MNCs stealing seeds from the poor] pp 12-3 Mar/Apr 2001
” [PG 13] MANDER J Who Benefits Most? [TV and computers ena