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This book examines the key debates about globalization and provides a detailed and incisive analysis of the varied and often contradictory opposition to globalization within the United States.
Subjects covered include:
* the historical context of the development of globalization in the US in the post-war period
* opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the General Agreement on Trade & Tariffs (GATT) & the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
* the nationalist response to globalization from 'militia' groups and others on the extreme right
* the populist backlash against globalization
* recent moves by advocates of the free market to present 'globalization with a human face'.
1. Introduction 2. Americanism, Fordism and Hegemony 3. The Hegemonic Project of Liberal Globalization 4. From Liberal Globalization to Global Democratization 5. Fear & Loathing in the New World Order 6. Competition or Solidarity?: The new populism and the ambiguities of common sense 7. New World Order: Passive revolution or transformative process?