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Globesity: Connecting Globalization and Obesity

Costa-Font, Joan; Mas, Núria


Thanks to globalization, the world may seem smaller, but the people in it are actually getting larger. Obesity is a pandemic, and the social aspects of globalization may be to blame, according to a paper by Joan Costa-Font and Núria Mas.

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Boosting Sustainable Growth via the World's Cities

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Duch T-Figueras, Ana Isabel


Cities form the backbone of the global economy. At the same time, urban concentrations present their own challenges -- including increasing inequality and stressed resources. The book Cities and the Economy, part of the "IESE Cities in Motion: International Urban Best Practices" series, aims to arm leaders with smart ideas for sustainable, economic development at the local level.

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A Future for the European Union: Now More Critical Than Ever

Pou, Víctor


The European Union is under the most duress ever in its history. A series of crises -- including threats of terrorism, Brexit and Trump -- is casting doubt on the project's survival. Víctor Pou's 2017 book holds out hope, examining where the EU can go from here to protect its founding principles in these turbulent times.

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