The Globalization and Development Reader: Perspectives on Development and Global Change / Edition 1

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The Globalization and Development Reader builds on the success of From Modernization to Globalization, published by the editors in 2000 and used around the world. It provides an up-to-date primer and key reference for students, scholars, and development practitioners wishing to get up to speed quickly on the issues surrounding social change and development in the "Third World."
• Includes carefully excerpted samples from both classic and contemporary writings.
• Includes a general introduction to the field, and short, insightful section introductions.

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"Globalization, Development and Human Security constitutes a potentially effective and informative teaching aid, written to engage students at most levels (undergraduate and postgraduate) in development, IR and globalization studies." (Development and Change 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405132367
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/12/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Timmons Roberts is James Martin 21st Century School Professor in the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, and Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Program in Environmental Science and Policy at the College of William and Mary. His books include Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline (with Melissa Toffolon-Weiss, 2001), Trouble in Paradise: Globalization and Environmental Crises in Latin America (with Nikki Thanos, 2003), and A Climate Of Injustice: Global Inequality, North–South Politics, and Climate Policy (with Bradley Parks, 2006).

Amy Bellone Hite is Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Sociology at Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she teaches Social Theory, Social Policy, Social Problems, Urban Sociology, and Comparative Sociology. She is coeditor of From Modernization to Globalization: Perspectives on Development and Social Change (Blackwell, 2000) with J. Timmons Roberts.

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Table of Contents

Development and globalization : recurring themes 1
Pt. I Formative approaches to development and social change 17
1 Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) and Alienated Labor (1844) 25
2 The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism (1905) 35
3 The stages of economic growth : a non-communist manifesto (1960) 47
4 The change to change : modernization, development, and politics (1971) and political order in changing societies (1968) 56
Pt. II Dependency and beyond 69
5 The development of underdevelopment (1969) 76
6 Dependency and development in Latin America (1972) 85
7 The rise and future demise of the world capitalist system : concepts for comparative analysis (1979) 95
8 Rethinking development theory : insights from East Asia and Latin America (1989/1994) 114
9 Gender and the global economy (1999) 135
Pt. III What is globalization? : attempts to understand economic globalization 153
10 The new international division of labor in the world economy (1980) 160
11 The informational mode of development and the restructuring of capitalism (1989) 175
12 Cities in a world economy (2000) 195
13 Globalization : myths and realities (1996) 216
14 Competing conceptions of globalization (1999) 233
15 It's a flat world, after all (2005) 247
Pt. IV The opportunities and limits of unfettered globalization 257
16 In defense of global capitalism (2003) 263
17 What strategies are viable for developing countries today? : the World Trade Organization and the shrinking of 'development space' (2003) 277
18 Globalism's discontents (2002) 295
19 The new global economy and developing countries : making openness work (1999) and has globalization gone too far? : (1997) 305
20 Industrial convergence, globalization, and the persistence of the north-south divide (1999) 320
21 The new development-security terrain (2001) 335
Pt. V Confronting globalization 349
22 The antiglobalization movement (2005) 356
23 Reconstructing world order : towards cosmopolitan social democracy (2002) 360
24 Environmental advocacy networks (1997) 370
25 What can we expect from global labor movements? : five commentaries (1998, 2003) 394
26 Transnational solidarity : women's agency, structural adjustment, and globalization (2002) 403
27 Counterhegemonic globalization : transnational social movements in the contemporary global political economy (2005) 420
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