Globalization Theory: Approaches and Controversies / Edition 1

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This is the fourth volume in the highly acclaimed Global Transformations series. It follows in the footsteps of Global Transformations, The Global Transformations Reader and Governing Globalization. All these volumes have been widely adopted in courses on globalization and global governance across the world, and Globalization Theory will find a place alongside these texts.

This book focuses on elucidating leading theoretical approaches to understanding and explaining globalization, in both its current form and potential future shapes. It is divided into two parts: the first examines competing explanatory theories of globalization in its contemporary form, and the second looks at competing prescriptions for the future of globalization.

The book's contributors are world-renowned experts in their field, including : Chris Brown, Alex Callinicos ,Michael Doyle, David Held, G. John Ikenberry, Andrew Kuper, Anthony McGrew, Layna Mosley, Thomas Pogge, Thomas Risse, Saskia Sassen and John Tomlinson.

This book is designed for courses on globalization and global governance at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. It will be of interest to students in politics, international relations, social geography, and sociology.

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Editorial Reviews

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“By resisting the temptation to indulge in utopianfantasising, this experienced group of scholars, including ChrisBrown, Thomas Pogge and Andrew Kuper, take their role of drawing upa new blueprint for global governance suitably seriously ... thecareful selection of essays [constitutes an] excellentcollection.”
Political Studies Review

“A timely and challenging volume from a first-rate rosterof contributors.”
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University

“This volume, composed by some of the leading analysts ofglobalization, goes a long way towards clarifying the debate on afundamental topic, often confused by ideology. It is both rigorousand challenging in its intellectual diversity. It will becomerequired reading in universities around the world.”
Manuel Castells, University of SouthernCalifornia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745632117
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Series: Please Select a Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

David Held is Professor of Political Science at the LondonSchool of Economics and Political Science.

Anthony McGrew is Professor of International Relations atSouthampton University.

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Table of Contents

  • Contents
  • Contributors
  • Acronyms
  • Preface
  • Introduction :Globalization at Risk? David Held and AnthonyMcGrew
  • Part One – The Making of Globalization
  • Chapter 1 Organized Violence in the Making (and Unmaking) ofGlobalization
  • Anthony McGrew
  • Chapter 2 Globalization as American Hegemony
  • G. John Ikenberry
  • Chapter 3 Globalization, imperialism, and the capitalist worldsystem
  • Alex Callinicos
  • Chapter 4 The places and spaces of the global:an expandedanalytic terrain
  • Saskia Sassen
  • Chapter 5 The Political Economy of Globalization
  • Layna Mosley
  • Chapter 6 Social Constructivism Meets Globalization
  • Thomas Risse
  • Chapter 7 Globalization and Cultural Analysis
  • John Tomlinson
  • Part Two- The Remaking of Globalization
  • Chapter 8 Reimagining International Society and GlobalCommunity
  • Chris Brown
  • Chapter 9 The Liberal Peace, Democratic Accountability and theChallenge of Globalization
  • Michael W. Doyle
  • Chapter 10 Reframing Global Economic Security and Justice
  • Thomas Pogge
  • Chapter 11 Reconstructing Global Governance – EightInnovations
  • Andrew Kuper
  • Chapter 12 Reframing Global Governance: Apocalypse Soon orReform! David Held
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