Global Nation?: Australia and the Politics of Globalisation

Global Nation?: Australia and the Politics of Globalisation

by John Wiseman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521597552

ISBN-13: 9780521597555

Pub. Date: 05/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Globalization is one of the buzzwords of the late twentieth century, yet its meaning is elusive. Retrenchments, global warming; currency devaluations, etc. are often explained as unavoidable consequences of globalization, and even everyday things from food and clothes to television are apparently impacted upon by globalization. This book provides an accessible

Overview

Globalization is one of the buzzwords of the late twentieth century, yet its meaning is elusive. Retrenchments, global warming; currency devaluations, etc. are often explained as unavoidable consequences of globalization, and even everyday things from food and clothes to television are apparently impacted upon by globalization. This book provides an accessible exploration of the meanings and implications of globalization. It explores a range of existing and potential responses to the globalization process, arguing that there may be alternatives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521597555
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. Global nation? An introduction; 2. Breaking the spell? Understanding globalisation; 3. Transforming the global economy? Trade, capital and economic power in the late twentieth century; 4. Onto the global racetrack? Globalising the Australian economy; 5. The price of competitiveness? The social impact of globalisation on Australia; 6. Wired to the world? Australia and the globalisation of media and information technologies; 7. Nowhere to hide? Australia in the global environment; 8. Where in the world? Transforming Australian political relationships and national identities; 9. Alternative strategies? Thinking and acting globally and regionally; 10. Alternative strategies? Thinking and acting locally and nationally; 11. Conclusion.

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