Global Nation?: Australia and the Politics of Globalisation

Global Nation?: Australia and the Politics of Globalisation

by John Wiseman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521597552

ISBN-13: 9780521597555

Pub. Date: 05/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides an accessible exploration of the meaning and implications of globalisation. The discussion is carefully grounded in the changing social, economic, ecological and political relationships of Australia, Global Nation? also looks at a range of existing and potential responses to the globalisation process, arguing that there may be alternatives, even…  See more details below

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This book provides an accessible exploration of the meaning and implications of globalisation. The discussion is carefully grounded in the changing social, economic, ecological and political relationships of Australia, Global Nation? also looks at a range of existing and potential responses to the globalisation process, arguing that there may be alternatives, even though we are so often told that there are not.

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

Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Australia and the Politics of Globalisation1
Barbie in Borderless Worlds? A Case Study5
2Breaking the Spell? Understanding Globalisation11
3Transforming the Global Economy? Trade, Capital and Power in the Late Twentieth Century26
4Onto the Global Racetrack? Globalising the Australian Economy40
5The Price of Competitiveness? The Social Impact of Globalisation on Australia56
6Wired to the World? Australia and the Globalisation of Media and Information Technologies70
7Nowhere to Hide? Australia in the Global Environment86
8Where in the World? Transforming Australian Political Relationships and National Identities101
9Alternative Strategies? Thinking and Acting Globally and Regionally116
10Alternative Directions? Thinking and Acting Locally and Nationally131
11Conclusion149
Notes152
Bibliography177
Index197

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