Global Transformations Reader: An Introduction to the Globalization Debate / Edition 2

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The world is changing dramatically and a vigorous public debate is under way about the nature and historical significance of these changes. At the centre of this debate lie conflicting claims about the extent, form and consequences of contemporary globalization. On the one hand there are the globalists, who argue that the world is being fundamentally and irreversibly transformed by globalization. On the other hand there are the sceptics, who believe that the globalists' claims are exaggerated and poorly substantiated. The sceptics contest the very idea of globalization, arguing that the power of national governments, nationalism and geopolitics remain the determining features of our age.

This completely revised and fully updated edition of The Global Transformations Reader brings together the most original contributions from both sides of the argument and from a range of disciplines. Many new chapters have been added, which incorporate the most recent developments in the debate and set these in the context of a global order that is in a constant state of flux.

Organized as an accessible and comprehensive teaching text, the Reader is divided into six sections covering all the key issues in the debate:

* controversy over the meaning, causes and historical significance of 'globalization'

* the transformation of state power and civil society;

* changing patterns of national culture;

* the power of global markets;

* global inequality and its consequences; and

* the nature of the global order and normative aspirations for its future.

The volume includes an extensive introduction by the editors, reviewing, analysing and assessing the globalization debate. Short but highly informative introductions to each section situate and contextualize the individual readings.

This Reader will be of immense value to all those interested in one of the most important debates of our time. It will appeal to students of politics, international relations, economics, sociology, geography, business studies and cultural studies.

The Global Transformations Reader is part of the internationally acclaimed series on globalization, which also includes Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture and Governing Globalization: Power, Authority and Global Governance.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Comprehensive and balanced. Concentrating the book as a whole onthe 'globalization debate' makes its content and organizationespecially stimulating."
International Journal of Contemporary Sociology

"Indispensible! The Global Transformations Reader remains thefirst place to turn to understand current debates about the massivereconfigurations of power, wealth and knowledge that affect usall."
Craig Murphy, Wellesley College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745631356
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 1,006,412
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

David Held is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Scienceat the London School of Economics and Political Science

Anthony McGrew is Professor of International Relations atSouthampton University

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.

Sources and Acknowledgements.


The Great Globalization Debate: An Introduction David Heldand Anthony McGrew.

Part I Understanding Globalization.


Chapter 1: Globalization, George Modelski, Professor ofPolitical Science at the University of Washington.

Chapter 2: The Globalizing of Modernity, Anthony Giddens,Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.He was formerly Professor of Sociology at the University ofCambridge and Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge.

Chapter 3: Rethinking Globalization, David Held, GrahamWallas Professor of Political Science at the London School ofEconomics and Political Science and Anthony McGrew, Professor ofInternational Relations at Southampton University.

Chapter 4: Globalization: What’s New? What’s Not?(And So What?), Robert O. Keohane, James B. Duke Professor ofPolitical Science at Duke University and Joseph Nye, Dean of theJohn F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Chapter 5: What is Global about Globalization? Jan AarteScholte, Reader in International Studies at the University ofWarwick.

Chapter 6: The Problem of Globalization Theory, JustinRosenberg.

Chapter 7: Globalization – A Necessary Myth, PaulHirst, Professor of Social Theory at Birkbeck College, Universityof London and Grahame Thompsor, Professor of Political Economy atthe Open University.

Chapter 8: Clash of Globalizations, Stanley Hoffman,Battenwieser University Professor at Harvard University.

Chapter 9: Globalization and American Power, Joseph S. Nye,Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at HarvardUniversity.

Chapter 10 Globalization as Empire, Michael Hardt, AssociateProfessor of Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University andAntonio Negri, author of "Empire" with Michael Hardt.

Part II Political Power and Civil Society: AReconfiguration?.


Chapter 11: The Declining Authority of States, Susan Strange,formerly a Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick.

Chapter 12: Has Globalization Ended the Rise and Rise of theNation-State? Michael Mann, Professor of Sociology atUCLA.

Chapter 13: Sovereignty in International Society, RobertKeohane, James B. Duke Professor of Political Science at DukeUniversity.

Chapter 14: The Changing Structure of International Law:Sovereignty Transformed? David Held, Graham Wallas Professor ofPolitical Science at the London School of Economics and PoliticalScience.

Chapter 15: The Security State, Ian Clark, Professor ofInternational Politics at the University of Wales.

Chapter 16: Governing the Global Economy Through GovernmentNetworks, Anne-Marie Slaughter dean of the Woodrow Wilson Schoolof Public and International Affairs at PrincetonUniversity.

Chapter 17: Power Shift, Jessica T. Matthews, Senior Fellowat the Council on Foreign Relations.

Chapter 18: Globalization and Modes of Regionalist Governance,Anthony Payne, Professor of Politics at the University ofSheffield.

Chapter 19: Governance in a New Global Order, James N.Rosenau, University Professor of International Affairs at theGeorge Washington University.

Part III The Fate of National Culture in an Age of GlobalCommunication.


Chapter 20: Encountering Globalization, Kevin Robins,Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College.

Chapter 21: The Globalization of Communication, John B.Thompson Professor of Sociology at the University ofCambridge.

Chapter 22: The New Global Media, Robert McChesney, Professorat the Institute of Communications Research, University ofIllinois.

Chapter 23: Globalization and Cultural Identity, JohnTomlinson, Director of the Centre for Research in InternationalCommunication and Culture, Nottingham Trent University.

Chapter 24: Towards a Global Culture? Anthony D. Smith,Professor of Ethnicity and Nationalism at the European Institute,London School of Economics and Political Science.

Chapter 25: Global Governance and Cosmopolitan Citizens,Pippa Norris, Professor at the J. F. Kennedy School ofGovernment, Harvard University.

Part IV A Global Economy?.


Chapter 26: A New Geo-economy, Peter Dicken, Professor ofGeography at the University of Manchester.

Chapter 27: Global Informational Capitalism, Manuel Castells,Professor of Sociology and Urban Planning at the University ofCalifornia at Berkeley.

Chapter 28: The Limits to Economic Globalization, Paul Hirst,Professor of Social Theory at Birkbeck College, University ofLondon and Grahame Thompsor, Professor of Political Economy at theOpen University.

Chapter 29: The Nation-State in the Global Economy, RobertGilpin, Professor of Politics and International Affairs atPrinceton University.

Chapter 30: Global Market versus the New Regionalism,Björn Hettne, Professor at the Department of Peace andDevelopment Research, Göteborg University.

Chapter 31: Globalization and the Political Economy ofCapitalist Democracies, Fritz Scharpf Professor at the MaxPlanck Institute, University of Koln.

Chapter 32: Has Globalization Gone Too Far? Dani Rodrik ,Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy atHarvard University.

Chapter 33: Global Markets and National Politics, GeoffreyGarrett, Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

Chapter 34: The Effect of Globalization on Taxation,Institutions and Control of the Macroeconomy, Duane Swank,Associate Professor of Political Science at MarquetteUniversity.

Part V Divided World, Divided Nations.


Chapter 35: Patterns of Global Inequality, United NationsDevelopment Programme.

Chapter 36: The Rise of the Fourth World, Manuel Castells,Professor of Sociology and Urban Planning at the University ofCalifornia at Berkeley.

Chapter 37: Are Global Poverty and Inequality Getting Worse?Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy at the London Schoolof Economics and Political Science and Martin Wolf, chief economicscommentator of the Financial Times.

Chapter 38: Spreading the Wealth, David Dollar and Aart Kraay, economists at the World Bank’s Development ResearchGroup.

Chapter 39: Globalization and Gendered Inequality, JillSteans, Lecturer in International Relations Theory at theUniversity of Birmingham.

Chapter 40: Order, Globalization and Inequality in WorldPolitics, Ngaire Woods, Fellow in Politics and InternationalRelations at University College, Oxford.

Chapter 41: The Promise of Global Institutions, JosephStiglitz, Professor of Economics and Finance at the University ofColumbia.

Part VI World Orders, Normative Choices.


Chapter 42: Global Governance: Prospects and Problems, FredHalliday, Professor of International Relations at the London Schoolof Economics and Political Science.

Chapter 43: Models of Transnational Democracy, AnthonyMcGrew, Professor of International Relations at SouthamptonUniversity.

Chapter 44: Cosmopolitanism: Taming Globalization, DavidHeld, Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at the LondonSchool of Economics and Political Science.

Chapter 45: Can International Organizations be Democractic? ASceptic’s View, Robert Dahl, Sterling Professor Emeritusof Political Science at Yale University.

Chapter 46: The Postnational Constellation, JürgenHabermas, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University ofFrankfurt.

Chapter 47: Priorities of Global Justice, Thomas W. Pogge,Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at ColumbiaUniversity.

Chapter 48: Global Civil Society, Mary Kaldor , Director ofthe Global Civil Society Programme at the London School ofEconomics and Political Science.

Chapter 49: A World Gone Wrong? Chris Brown, Professor ofInternational Relations at the London School of Economics andPolitical Science.

Chapter 50: Beyond the States System? Hedley Bull, formerlyMontague Burton Professor of International Relations, University ofOxford

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