Globalization: Key Thinkers / Edition 1

Globalization: Key Thinkers / Edition 1

by Andrew Jones
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745643221

ISBN-13: 9780745643229

Pub. Date: 07/30/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Globalization: Key Thinkers offers a critical commentary on the leading thinkers in the contemporary globalization debate, as well as new arguments about the future direction of globalization thinking. The book guides the reader through the key arguments of leading thinkers, explaining their place in the wider globalization debate and evaluating their critical

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Globalization: Key Thinkers offers a critical commentary on the leading thinkers in the contemporary globalization debate, as well as new arguments about the future direction of globalization thinking. The book guides the reader through the key arguments of leading thinkers, explaining their place in the wider globalization debate and evaluating their critical reception.

Eleven thematic chapters focus on one or two key thinkers covering every aspect of the globalization debate from the theoretical arguments of Anthony Giddens and Manuel Castells to the positive arguments of Thomas Friedman and Martin Wolf and the reforming ideas of Joseph Stiglitz. Other chapters variously address the ideas of lmmanuel Wallerstein, Arjun Appadurai, Paul Hirst, Naomi klein, Grahame Thompson, David Held, Anthony McGrew, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Saskia Sassen and Peter Dicker, among others. Each chapter also provides some carefully selected recommendations for further reading for the thinkers discussed. The book ends with a concluding chapter that examines how thinking about globalization is likely to develop in future. Whilst individual chapters can stand alone, the book is designed as a whole to enhance the reader's understanding of how different thinkers' ideas relate and contrast to each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745643229
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/30/2010
Series:
Polity Key Thinkers Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Thinking About Globalization 1

2 Systemic Thinking: Immanuel Wallerstein 19

3 Conceptual Thinking Anthony Giddens 36

4 Sociological Thinking Manuel Castells 54

5 Transformational Thinking David Held Anthony McGrew 72

6 Sceptical Thinking Paul Hirst Grahame Thompson 91

7 Spatial Thinking Peter Dicken Saskia Sassen 110

8 Positive Thinking Thomas Friedman Martin Wolf 130

9 Reformist Thinking Joseph Stiglitz 148

10 Radical Thinking Naomi Klein George Monbiot Subcomandante Marcos 168

11 Revolutionary Thinking Michael Hardt Antonio Negri 191

12 Cultural Thinking Arjun Appadurai 209

13 Conclusion: Rethinking Globalization (again) 227

Notes 247

References 248

Index 254

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