In Search of the Good Life: The Ethics of Globalization

In Search of the Good Life: The Ethics of Globalization

by Rebecca Todd Peters
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826418589

ISBN-13: 9780826418586

Pub. Date: 03/03/2006

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

"This book is the best treatment of the complex debate on globalization by a religious ethicist now available. It is indispensable for those who care about public life here and the good life for all." —Cornel West, Professor of Religion, Princeton University

"During the decade between the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the Al Qaeda attack of 2001,

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"This book is the best treatment of the complex debate on globalization by a religious ethicist now available. It is indispensable for those who care about public life here and the good life for all." —Cornel West, Professor of Religion, Princeton University

"During the decade between the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the Al Qaeda attack of 2001, globalization seemed to have triumphed completely. Since 2001... the mood of inevitability has faded, and a recognition has dawned that globalization entails a range of fateful, even perilous choices. How these choices can be wisely and ethically made is Rebecca Todd Peters's subject in this cogently argued, quietly passionate, and, not least, perfectly timed little book." —Jack Miles,Senior Fellow, Pacific Council on International Policy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of God: A Biography.

Rebecca Todd Peters examines the phenomenon of globalization and debates about whether it is helpful or harmful to society. She identifies and explores four competing globalization theories that are essential to thei ssue: the neo-liberal, development, earthist, and post-colonial theories. Within each chapter, Peters pointsout ideological underpinnings, primary constituencies, and moral visions of each theory by exploring itsideologies of "the good life."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826418586
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/03/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
805,607
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1A cacophony of voices : situating the conversation3
2The ethics of globalization : developing a normative Christian ethical approach to globalization16
3Globalization as new world order : neoliberalism as the reigning economic paradigm41
4Globalization as social development : reformation attempts of social equity liberalism70
5Globalization as localization : reconnecting to people and the earth105
6Globalization as neocolonialism : the struggle of people's movements for global solidarity139
7The good life for whom? : critiquing the four theories of globalization173
8The future of globalization : seeking pathways of transformation192

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