Globalization and the Postcolonial World: The New Political Economy of Development / Edition 2

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Overview

Globalization is at the heart of debates about the present phase of development of the world economy. In Globalization and the Postcolonial World, Ankie Hoogvelt joins these debates to examine the ways in which globalization is affecting the countries of the developing world. Taking a new look at historical trends and theories in development studies, Hoogvelt describes the diverse impacts of globalization in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, and Latin America, identifying different postcolonial responses in each of these regions.

New to this edition are sections on the new "digital" economy; the resurgence of the United States after decades of putative relative decline and the question of renewed U.S. dominance in the global system; and the volatility of the global financial markets culminating in the East Asia crisis of 1997. Part II has been thoroughly reconfigured and expanded, as have the chapters on East Asia and on Africa. Finally, the conclusions have been rethought in the light of the mushrooming cloud of antiglobalist protests.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Asian Studies
A well-written textbook and a helpful review of recent theories of development... It formulates an innovative synthetic approach of its own and convincingly uses this approach to describe important recent changes in the Third World and in the global system.

— Christopher Chase-Dunn

Journal of Asian Studies - Christopher Chase-Dunn

A well-written textbook and a helpful review of recent theories of development... It formulates an innovative synthetic approach of its own and convincingly uses this approach to describe important recent changes in the Third World and in the global system.

Christopher Chase-Dunn
This is a well-written textbook and a helpful review of recent theories of development . . . It formulates an innovative synthetic approach of its own and convincingly uses this approach to describe important recent changes in the Third World and in the global system.
Journal of Asian Studies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801866920
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Edition description: second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ankie Hoogvelt is a sociologist and former senior lecturer in sociology at Sheffield University.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Contents:



PART I - HISTORICAL STRUCTURES

Introduction to Part I

-International Political Economy

-The Critical Theory of Robert Cox: Historical Structure

-Historical Structure and Stage Theory

1 The History of Capitalist Expansion

2 Neo-Colonialism, Modernization and Dependency

3 Crisis and Restructuring: The New International Division of Labor



PART II - GLOBALIZATION

Introduction to Part II

4 From Expansion to Involution

5 Flexibility and Informationalism

6 Globalization

7 Global Governance: Regulation and Imperialism



PART III - The POSTCOLONIAL WORLD

Introduction to Part III

8 Africa: Exclusion and the Containment of Anarchy

9 Islamic Revolt

10 The Developmental States of East Asia

11Democracy, Civil Society and Postdevelopment in Latin America

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