The Globalization Reader / Edition 2

The Globalization Reader / Edition 2

by Frank J. Lechner, John Boli
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405102802

ISBN-13: 9781405102803

Pub. Date: 12/15/2003

Publisher: Wiley

The Globalization Reader makes sense of a term that has become an all-purpose catchword in contemporary debates. 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

Overview

The Globalization Reader makes sense of a term that has become an all-purpose catchword in contemporary debates. 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.

  • Fully revised and updated - includes 30 new essays and a new section on anti-globalization movements.
  • Wide-ranging - across economic, political, cultural, and experiential dimensions of social change.
  • Inclusive - covering a wide variety of perspectives on globalization and capturing some of the fault lines in current debates.
  • Stimulating - not only by including well-written, provocative, and contemporary works but also by structuring sections around arguments that serve as connecting themes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405102803
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Sources and Acknowledgmentsx
Preface to the Second Editionxv
General Introduction1
Part IDebating Globalization5
Introduction7
1The Hidden Promise: Liberty Renewed9
2How to Judge Globalism16
3From the Great Transformation to the Global Free Market22
4Jihad vs. McWorld29
5The Clash of Civilizations?36
6A Global Ethic as a Foundation for Global Society44
Questions51
Part IIExplaining Globalization53
Introduction55
7The World Unified58
8The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System63
9Sociology of the Global System70
10Realism and Complex Interdependence77
11World Society and the Nation-State84
12Globalization as a Problem93
13Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy100
14The Global Ecumene109
Questions120
Part IIIExperiencing Globalization121
Introduction123
15McDonald's in Hong Kong125
16Travelling Beyond Local Cultures133
17Strong States, Strong Teachers?141
18Strategic Inauthenticity149
Questions154
Part IVEconomic Globalization155
Introduction157
19Wawasan 2020160
20Commodity Chains and Marketing Strategies: Nike and the Global Athletic Footwear Industry167
21Growth is Good for the Poor177
22Growth with Equity is Good for the Poor183
23Beyond Good Intentions: Corporate Citizenship for a New Century190
24The Case Against 'Corporate Social Responsibility'194
25Globalism's Discontents200
Questions208
Part VPolitical Globalization I: The Demise of the Nation-State?209
Introduction211
26The End of the Nation State214
27The Declining Authority of States219
28Has Globalization Gone Too Far?225
29Partisan Politics in the Global Economy231
30The Role of the State in the Age of Globalisation240
Questions244
Part VIPolitical Globalization II: Reorganizing the World245
Introduction247
31The Emergence and Transformation of the International Women's Movement251
32Beijing Declaration255
33World Culture in the World Policy: A Century of International Non-Governmental Organization258
34Closing the Corruption Casino: The Imperatives of a Multilateral Approach265
35Power Shift270
36The Backlash Against NGOs277
Questions283
Part VIICultural Globalization I: The Role of Media285
Introduction287
37The New International Information Order290
38Peripheral Vision297
39Cultural Imperialism303
40Bollywood versus Hollywood: Battle of the Dream Factories312
Questions319
Part VIIICultural Globalization II: Fundamentalist Responses321
Introduction323
41Global Fundamentalism326
42Globalization, Islam and Resistance330
43The Challenge of Fundamentalism335
44The Fundamentalist Impact on Law, Politics, and the Constitution in Iran340
45Obedience versus Autonomy: Women and Fundamentalism in Iran and Pakistan348
46Yes, This Is About Islam357
Questions359
Part IXChanging World Society: Environmentalism and the Globalization of Social Problems361
Introduction363
47From One Earth to One World366
48Rio Declaration on Environment and Development373
49Greenpeace and Political Globalism377
50Environmental Advocacy Networks384
51The Amungme, Kamoro & Freeport: How Indigenous Papuans Have Resisted the World's Largest Gold and Copper Mine392
52Globalization and Sustainability398
Questions404
Part XResisting Globalization: Critique and Action405
Introduction407
53From Global to Local: Beyond Neoliberalism to the International of Hope410
54Counter-Capitalism: Globalisation's Children Strike Back417
55Ecological Balance in an Era of Globalisation422
56Tomorrow Begins Today430
57Porto Alegre Call for Mobilization435
58A Better World Is Possible!438
Questions449
Index450

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