Globalization's Contradictions: Geographies of Discipline, Destruction and Transformation

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Overview

Since the 1980s, globalization and neoliberalism have brought about a comprehensive restructuring of everyone’s lives. People are being ‘disciplined’ by neoliberal economic agendas, ‘transformed’ by communication and information technology changes, global commodity chains and networks, and in the Global South in particular, destroyed livelihoods, debilitating impoverishment, disease pandemics, among other disastrous disruptions, are also globalization’s legacy.

This collection of geographical treatments of such a complex set of processes unearths the contradictions in the impacts of globalization on peoples’ lives. Globalizations Contradictions firstly introduces globalization in all its intricacy and contrariness, followed on by substantive coverage of globalization’s dimensions. Other areas that are covered in depth are:

  • Globalization’s Macro-economic Faces
  • Globalization’s Unruly Spaces
  • Globalization’s Geo-political Faces
  • Ecological Globalization
  • Globalization’s Cultural Challenges
  • Globalization from Below
  • Fair Globalization

Globalizations Contradictions is a critical examination of the continuing role of international and supra-national institutions and their involvement in the political economic management and determination of global restructuring. Deliberately, this collection raises questions, even as it offers geographical insights and thoughtful assessments of globalization’s multifaceted ‘faces and spaces.’

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415770620
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Globalization and Neoliberalism: Dominating Disciplines

Chapter 1. ‘Globalization’s Dimensions’ by Dennis Conway and Nik Heynen

Chapter 2. ‘The Ascendancy of Neoliberalism and Emergence of

Contemporary Globalization’ by Dennis Conway and Nik Heynen

Section II: Globalization’s Many Dimensions

Globalization’s Macro-Economic Faces

Financial Globalization

Chapter 3. ‘Global Financial Architecture Transitions: Mutations through ‘Roll-back’ Neoliberalism to Technocratic Fixes’ by Adam Tickell

Chapter 4. ‘Multi-local Global Corporations: New Reach - Same Core Locations’ by Susan M.Walcott

Chapter 5. ‘Systems of Production and International Competitiveness: Prospects for the Developing Nations’ by Daniel C. Knudsen and Molly Kotlen

Globalization’s Unruly Spaces

The Globalization of Labor

Chapter 6. ‘Globalization of Labor: Increasing Complexity, More Unruly’ by Dennis Conway

Illegal Globalization

Chapter 7. ‘Unruly spaces: Globalization and Transnational Criminal Economies’ by Christian Allen

Globalization’s Geo-Political Faces

Political Globalization

Chapter 8. ‘Geo-Political Globalization: From World Systems

to Global City Systems’ by Dennis Conway and Richard Wolfel

Geographical Globalization

Chapter 9. ‘Globalization has a Home Address: The Geopolitics of Globalization’

Cultural Globalization

Chapter 10. ‘The Globalization of Culture: Geography and the Industrial Production of Culture’ by Don Mitchell and Clayton Rosati

The Globalization of Fear

Chapter 11. ‘The Globalization of Fear: Fear as a Technology of Governance’ by Byron Miller

Section III: AlternativeVisions: Constructive,

Democratic and Hopeful

Ecological Globalization

Chapter 12. ‘The Neoliberalization of the Global Environment’ by Nik Heynen and Jeremia Njeru

Globalization’s Cultural Challenges

Chapter 13. ‘Globalization’s Cultural Challenges: Homogenization,

Hybridization and Heightened Identity’ by Nanda R. Shrestha and Dennis Conway

Globalization from Below

Chapter 14. ‘Globalization from Below: Coordinating Global Resistance: Alternative Social Forums, Civil Society and Grassroots Networks’ by Dennis Conway

Towards ‘Fair Globalization’

Chapter 15. Towards ‘Fair Globalization’ : Opposing Neoliberal Destruction, Relying on democratic Institutions & Local Empowerment, and Sustaining Human Development,’ by Dennis Conway and Nik Heynen

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