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This revised and updated second edition of The Globalization and Development Reader builds on the considerable success of a first edition that has been used around the world. It combines selected readings and editorial material to provide a coherent text with global coverage, reflecting new theoretical and empirical developments.

  • Main text and core reference for students and professionals studying the processes of social change and development in “third world” countries. Carefully excerpted materials facilitate the understanding of classic and contemporary writings
  • Second edition includes 33 essential readings, including 21 new selections
  • New pieces cover the impact of the recession in the global North, global inequality and uneven development, gender, international migration, the role of cities, agriculture and on the governance of pharmaceuticals and climate change politics
  • Increased coverage of China and India help to provide genuinely global coverage, and for a student readership the materials have been subject to a higher degree of editing in the new edition
  • Includes a general introduction to the field, and short, insightful section introductions to each reading
  • New readings include selections by Alexander Gershenkron, Alice Amsden, Amartya Sen, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Cecile Jackson, Dani Rodrik, David Harvey, Greta Krippner, Kathryn Sikkink, Leslie Sklair, Margaret E. Keck, Michael Burawoy, Nitsan Chorev, Oscar Lewis, Patrick Bond, Peter Evans, Philip McMichael, Pranab Bardhan, Ruth Pearson, Sarah Babb, Saskia Sassen, and Steve Radelet
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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 the Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology at Brown University, Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a Faculty Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown. He has published over seventy articles and his books include A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy (with Bradley Parks, 2007) and Trouble in Paradise: Globalization and Environmental Crises in Latin America (with Nikki Thanos, 2003).

Amy Bellone Hite is Chairperson of The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana. In addition to articles on urbanization and development, gender and class in Latin America, and demographic changes resulting from Hurricane Katrina, Bellone Hite has co-edited two prior volumes with J. Timmons Roberts.

Nitsan Chorev is the Harmon Family Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Brown University. She was recently a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ. Her publications include, The World Health Organization Between North and South (Cornell University Press, 2012) and Remaking U.S. Trade Policy: From Protectionism to Globalization (Cornell University Press, 2007).

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Table of Contents

About the Editors.

Preface and Acknowledgments.

Acknowledgments to Sources.

Development and Globalization: Recurring Themes: Amy Bellone Hite and J. Timmons Roberts.

Part I: Formative Approaches to Development and Social Change.

Introduction: Timmons Roberts and Amy Bellone Hite.

1. Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) and Alienated Labor (1844): Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

2. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905): Max Weber.

3. The Stages of Economic Growth:A Non-Communist Manifesto: W.W. Rostow (1960).

4. The Change to Change: Modernization, Development and Politics (1971); and Political Order in Changing Societies (1968): Samuel Huntington.

Part II: Dependency and Beyond.

Introduction: Timmons Roberts and Amy Bellone Hite.

5. The Development of Underdevelopment (1969): Andre Gunder Frank.

6. Dependency and Development in Latin America (1972): Fernando Henrique Cardoso.

7. The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System: Concepts for Comparative Analysis (1979): Immanuel Wallerstein.

8. Rethinking Development Theory: Insights From East Asia and Latin America (1989/1994): Gary Gereffi.

9. Gender and the Global Economy (1999): Valentine M. Moghadam.

Part III: What is Globalization?: Attempts to Understand Economic Globalization.

Introduction: Timmons Roberts and Amy Bellone Hite.

10. The New International Division of Labor in the World Economy (1980): Folker Fröbel, Jürgen Heinrichs, and Otto Kreye.

11. The Informational Mode of Development and the Restructuring of Capitalism (1989): Manuel Castells.

12. Cities in a World Economy (2000): Saskia Sassen.

13. Globalization: Myths and Realities (1996): Philip McMichael.

14. Competing Conceptions of Globalization (1999): Leslie Sklair.

15. It’s a Flat World, After All (2005): Thomas L. Friedman.

Part IV: The Opportunities and Limits of Unfettered Globalization.

Introduction: Timmons Roberts and Amy Bellone Hite.

16. In Defense of Global Capitalism (2003): Johan Norberg.

17. What Strategies are Viable for Developing Countries Today?: The World Trade Organization and the Shrinking of ‘Development Space’ (2003): Robert H. Wade.

18. Globalism’s Discontents (2002): Joseph E. Stiglitz.

19. The New Global Economy and Developing Countries: Making Openness Work (1999) and Has Globalization Gone too Far? (1997): Dani Rodrik.

20. Industrial Convergence, Globalization, and the Persistence of the North–South Divide (1999): Giovanni Arrighi, Beverly J. Silver, and Benjamin Brewer.

21. The New Development-Security Terrain (2001): Mark Duffield.

Part V: Confronting Globalization.

Introduction: Timmons Roberts and Amy Bellone Hite.

22. The Anti-Globalization Movement (2005): Jeffrey Sachs.

23. Reconstructing World Order: Towards Cosmopolitan Social Democracy (2002): David Held and Anthony McGrew.

24. Environmental Advocacy Networks (1997): Margaret Keck and Kathryn Sikkink.

25. What Can We Expect from Global Labor Movements?: Five Commentaries (2002): Ralph Armbruster, Bradley Nash, Jr., Gay Seidman, Robert Ross, Rich Appelbaum, Jennifer Bickham-Mendez, and Edna Bonacich.

26. Transnational Solidarity: Women’s Agency, Structural Adjustment, and Globalization (2002): Manisha Desai.

27. Counter-Hegemonic Globalization: Transnational Social Movements in the Contemporary Global Political Economy (2005): Peter Evans.


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