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Public Opinion on Economic Globalization

Considering Immigration, International Trade, and Foreign Direct Investment

Authors: White, Roger

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  • Triangulates the relationship of culture, social and economic development, and public opinion
    Offers a unique scholarly exploration of a so far anecdotal topic
    Examines the determinants of public opinion to garner a more accurate understanding of the world

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This book examines survey data to consider the extent to which public support for immigration, international trade, and foreign direct investment exists in a cohort of 38 heterogeneous countries. With economic globalization shaping daily life, understanding the determinants of public opinion is crucial for policy makers. This timely volume uses survey data from the Pew Research Center’s 2006-2014 Global Attitudes Project (GAP) in conjunction with data from several secondary sources. White identifies the factors that underlie the reluctance of some members of the public, and some societies, to view these topics in a more positive light. Specifically, he considers the roles of culture, cultural differences ("cultural distance"), and relative social and economic development as determinants of public opinion and corresponding cross-societal differences of opinion. 

About the authors

Roger White is Professor of Economics at Whittier College, USA, where he holds the Douglas W. Ferguson Chair in International Economics. His research largely focuses on international trade, migration, cultural economics, and economic globalization. White is the author of four books, and he has published more than three dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

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“Drawing on data from the Pew Research Center’s 2006–14 Global Attitudes Project (GAP) and a variety of secondary resources, White (Whittier College), in this significant contribution to global research studies and resources, explores the seemingly increasing negative and often xenophobic sentiment and lack of support for immigration, foreign direct investment, and international trade in 38 countries. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals.” (S. R. Kahn, Choice, Vol. 55 (9), May, 2018)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • A Movement Toward Greater Integration of the Global Economy

    Pages 3-21

    White, Roger

  • Variation in Public Opinion on International Trade: A First Look at Cultural Distance

    Pages 23-50

    White, Roger

  • Expected Winners and Losers: Economic Effects and Public Opinion Survey Responses

    Pages 51-73

    White, Roger

  • A Primer on the Measurement of Cross-Societal Cultural Differences

    Pages 77-99

    White, Roger

  • An Empirical Model of the Determinants of Public Opinion on Economic Globalization

    Pages 101-138

    White, Roger

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-86321-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Opinion on Economic Globalization
Book Subtitle
Considering Immigration, International Trade, and Foreign Direct Investment
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58103-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58103-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58102-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86321-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 288
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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