Critical Theories of Globalization: An Introduction

Critical Theories of Globalization: An Introduction

by C. el-Ojeili, P. Hayden
     
 
In the post-communist era 'globalizatJon' has become the central concept of social scientific study. But the term is often used without a close examination of its meanings. Critical Theories of Globalization is a highly accessible guide that provides an introduction to current theoretical debates on the globalizing world and critically examines the meanings of

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In the post-communist era 'globalizatJon' has become the central concept of social scientific study. But the term is often used without a close examination of its meanings. Critical Theories of Globalization is a highly accessible guide that provides an introduction to current theoretical debates on the globalizing world and critically examines the meanings of globalization. From the Frankfurt School to postmodernism, this text outlines critical thinking on globalization and signposts how to overcome its most troubling consequences. Organized thematically, this volume examines economic, political and cultural dimensions of globalization, and also examines the alternative globalization movement's vision of transformed globalized practices and institutions.Including boxed text that highlights key issues, Critical Theories of Globalization is an invaluable tool for students that demonstrates how the views of critical theorists are crucial to understanding the global processes shaping the world today.

About the Author:
Chamsy el-Ojeili is Lecturer in Sociology at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

About the Author:
Patrick Hayden is Senior Lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews, UK

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'El-Ojeili and Hayden provide an engaging treatment of a subject worn to death by staid, conventional accounts. Using an accessible version of critical theory, they explore the interconnected sinews of globalization and consider its many tensions and contradictions. Their insights and reflections will be of use to students for many years.' - Randall Germain, Carleton University, Canada

'...this volume is an insightful repository on how theoretical frameworks tend to foreclose certain perspectives on global interactions while favouring others.' - Emilian Kavalski, Political Studies Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403986382
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

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