The Globalization Reader / Edition 3

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Globalization effectively captures the growth of linkages across national boundaries, the global expansion of a market economy, and the rise of a complex but integrated world society. The Globalization Reader makes sense of a term that has become an all-purpose catchword in contemporary debate. The editors have compiled the most relevant literature into a highly readable and accessible format. With its broad coverage of political, economic, cultural, and individual dimensions, this volume provides readers with a deeper understanding of the globalization process. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with thirty new essays and a new section on anti-globalization movements. The editors have replaced several abstract articles from the first edition with livelier, more accessible essays that reflect the current scholarship. With new case studies, and a more international focus, this second edition is an even better introduction to globalization studies.
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Editorial Reviews

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“This third edition of The Globalization Reader, edited by Frank J. Lechner and John Boli, has been substantially expanded and improved. This is, undoubtedly, the best volume of its kind on the market. Undergraduate students, in particular, will find it invaluable, while more advanced students and those seeking an excellent introduction to the field will benefit enormously. I strongly recommend it and Lechner and Boli are to be congratulated for their very carefully selected collection of excerpts and for their equally helpful introductions to the main sections.”
Roland Robertson, University of Aberdeen

"Nicely chosen pieces, meticulously introduced and posing intelligent questions to the reader make these a good read."
Times Higher Education Supplement

"This third edition conveys the complexity, importance and contentiousness of globalisation... It offers a provocative assessment of economic globalisation, examines the role of media and religion in cultural globalisation, and explores the link between environmentalism and the globalisation of social problems."
Development Resourses Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405155533
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/27/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 1,303,322
  • Product dimensions: 9.61 (w) x 6.69 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank J. Lechner is Professor of Sociology at Emory University. In addition to publishing numerous papers on religion and sociological theory, Lechner is the author of Globalization: The Making of World Society (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), The Netherlands: National Identity and Globalization (2008), and World Culture: Origins and Consequences (with John Boli, Wiley-Blackwell, 2005).

John Boli is Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published extensively on global culture and organizations, education, and state authority. His books include World Culture: Origins and Consequences (with Frank J. Lechner, Wiley-Blackwell, 2005), New Citizens for a New Society (1989), and Constructing World Culture (edited with George M. Thomas, 1999).

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Table of Contents

Sources and Acknowledgments
Preface to the Second Edition
General Introduction 1
1 The Hidden Promise: Liberty Renewed 9
2 How to Judge Globalism 16
3 From the Great Transformation to the Global Free Market 22
4 Jihad vs. McWorld 29
5 The Clash of Civilizations? 36
6 A Global Ethic as a Foundation for Global Society 44
7 The World Unified 58
8 The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System 63
9 Sociology of the Global System 70
10 Realism and Complex Interdependence 77
11 World Society and the Nation-State 84
12 Globalization as a Problem 93
13 Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy 100
14 The Global Ecumene 109
15 McDonald's in Hong Kong 125
16 Travelling Beyond Local Cultures 133
17 Strong States, Strong Teachers? 141
18 Strategic Inauthenticity 149
19 Wawasan 2020 160
20 Commodity Chains and Marketing Strategies: Nike and the Global Athletic Footwear Industry 167
21 Growth is Good for the Poor 177
22 Growth with Equity is Good for the Poor 183
23 Beyond Good Intentions: Corporate Citizenship for a New Century 190
24 The Case Against 'Corporate Social Responsibility' 194
25 Globalism's Discontents 200
26 The End of the Nation State 214
27 The Declining Authority of States 219
28 Has Globalization Gone Too Far? 225
29 Partisan Politics in the Global Economy 231
30 The Role of the State in the Age of Globalisation 240
31 The Emergence and Transformation of the International Women's Movement 251
32 Beijing Declaration 255
33 World Culture in the World Polity: A Century of International Non-Governmental Organization 258
34 Closing the Corruption Casino: The Imperatives of a Multilateral Approach 265
35 Power Shift 270
36 The Backlash Against NGOs 277
37 The New International Information Order 290
38 Peripheral Vision 297
39 Cultural Imperialism 303
40 Bollywood versus Hollywood: Battle of the Dream Factories 312
41 Global Fundamentalism 326
42 Globalization, Islam and Resistance 330
43 The Challenge of Fundamentalism 335
44 The Fundamentalist Impact on Law, Politics, and the Constitution in Iran 340
45 Obedience versus Autonomy: Women and Fundamentalism in Iran and Pakistan 348
46 Yes, This Is About Islam 357
47 From One Earth to One World 366
48 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 373
49 Greenpeace and Political Globalism 377
50 Environmental Advocacy Networks 384
51 The Amungme, Kamoro & Freeport: How Indigenous Papuans Have Resisted the World's Largest Gold and Copper Mine 392
52 Globalization and Sustainability 398
53 From Global to Local: Beyond Neoliberalism to the International of Hope 410
54 Counter-Capitalism: Globalisation's Children Strike Back 417
55 Ecological Balance in an Era of Globalisation 422
56 Tomorrow Begins Today 430
57 Porto Alegre Call for Mobilization 435
58 A Better World Is Possible! 438
Index 450
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