Globalization Overview: Why has the global economy grown so rapidly? How is it affecting the environment, local economics, and social and cultural customs throughout the world? ; Questioning Free Trade: What are the positive and negative impacts of free trade? ; Economic globalization and technological changes: these processes are examined in relation to the national development or under-development. It also examines multinational companies, their histories, the reasons for these companies' spacial mobility and the impact on developing world; Globalization and the Environment; Social Equity: Is social equity relevant to trade issues?; What is gained and lost through the gradual homogenization and distortion of cultures as a result of globalization?