Prospects and Ambiguities of Globalization: Critical Assessments at a Time of Growing Turmoil

Prospects and Ambiguities of Globalization: Critical Assessments at a Time of Growing Turmoil

by James W. Skillen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739126695

ISBN-13: 9780739126691

Pub. Date: 05/16/2009

Publisher: Lexington Books

Assumptions and institutions that we have taken for granted for fifty years are proving inadequate for the world now emerging. Moreover, mono-casual explanations of rapid global change do not work. Religious as well as economic dynamics, cultural as well as political forces, environmental as well as military constraints, are frequently working at cross-purposes in

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Assumptions and institutions that we have taken for granted for fifty years are proving inadequate for the world now emerging. Moreover, mono-casual explanations of rapid global change do not work. Religious as well as economic dynamics, cultural as well as political forces, environmental as well as military constraints, are frequently working at cross-purposes in shaping a globe we cannot yet fathom. The essays in this volume reach beyond the mere description of phenomena to explore deeper currents of institutional breakdown and competing cultural drives that are radically reshaping our world. Covering topics ranging from the New Silk Road to changes in school governance around the world, the authors offer a critical, historically-informed assessment of the diverse dynamics that are undermining or nullifying current paradigms of thought and action. Drawing on their diverse backgrounds in economics, international affairs, ethics, history, education, and religion, the authors share the conviction that long-standing assumptions about a state-centered, secular-tending, economically converging world are in large measure mistaken. A paradigm shift is required if we are to understand and constructively shape the twenty-first century world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739126691
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/16/2009
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 To Look at the World Entirely Afresh Chapter 2 Kaleidoscopic Change in World Affairs: Emerging Patterns of Sovereignty and Governance Chapter 3 Faith and Globalization Chapter 4 Globalization and the State: A View from Economics Chapter 5 The New Silk Road: Central Asia at the Global Crossroads Chapter 6 Schooling and the Not-So-Sovereign State Chapter 7 Evangelical Christians: The New Internationalists? Chapter 8 Contending Ways of Life

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