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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.
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Editorial Reviews

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"An excellent core text for undergraduate and graduate courses on globalization, and would be an excellent starting point for anyone thinking of working in this area." George Ritzer, University of Maryland, author of The McDonaldization of Society

The Globalization Reader provides a comprehensive survey of the literature and an authoritative definition of the field, but it also judiciously resolves the conceptual confusion that has surrounded the debate. An indispensable resource.” Bryan Turner, Cambridge University

"An extremely accesible and useful source of information" The British Journal of Sociology

"The second edition of Lechner and Boli's The Globalization Reader remains one of the best collections of writings in this timely and important subject ... Lechner and Boli have brought together a large collection of important and worthwhile readings placed within a clear and effective organizational scheme." Teaching Sociology

"A very good resource for students who want a wide-ranging introduction to this topic and for those interested in the global processes shaping the world today." Choice

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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: 9781405102803
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/15/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 454
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank J. Lechner is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published numerous papers on global change, fundamentalism, secularization, and sociological theory. He is co-editor, with L. van Vucht-Tijssen and J. Berting, of The Search for Fundamentals (1995).

John Boli is Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published extensively on global culture and organizations, education, citizenship, and state power and authority. His books include New Citizens for a New Society (1989), Constructing World Culture (with George M. Thomas, 1999).

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Table of Contents

Sources and Acknowledgments.

Preface to the Second Edition.

General Introduction.

Part I: Debating Globalization:.


1. The Hidden Promise: Liberty Renewed: John Micklethwait And Adrian Wooldridge.

2. How To Judge Globalism: Amartya Sen.

3. From The Great Transformation To The Global Free Market: John Gray.

4. Jihad Vs. Mcworld: Benjamin Barber.

5. The Clash Of Civilizations? Samuel P. Huntington.

6. A Global Ethic As A Foundation For Global Society: Hans Küng.


Part II: Explaining Globalization:.


7. The World Unified: E.J. Hobsbawm.

8. The Rise And Future Demise Of The World Capitalist System: Immanuel Wallerstein.

9. Sociology Of The Global System: Leslie Sklair.

10. Realism And Complex Interdependence: Robert O. Keohane And Joseph S. Nye.

11. World Society And The Nation-State: John W. Meyer, John Boli, George M. Thomas, And Francisco O. Ramirez.

12. Globalization As A Problem: Roland Robertson.

13. Disjuncture And Difference In The Global Cultural Economy: Arjun Appadurai.

14. The Global Ecumene: Ulf Hannerz.


Part III: Experiencing Globalization:.


15. Mcdonald’s In Hong Kong: James L. Watson.

16. Travelling Beyond Local Cultures: Martin Albrow.

17. Strong States, Strong Teachers: Bruce Fuller.

18. Strategic Inauthenticity: Timothy Taylor.


Part IV: Economic Globalization:.


19. Wawasan 2020: William Greider.

20. Commodity Chains And Marketing Strategies: Nike And The Global Athletic Footwear Industry: Miguel Korzeniewicz.

21. Growth Is Good For The Poor: David Dollar And Aart Kraay.

22. Growth With Equity Is Good For The Poor: Oxfam.

23. Beyond Good Intentions: Corporate Citizenship For A New Century: Mary Robinson.

24. The Case Against ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’: David Henderson.

25. Globalism’s Discontents: Joseph E. Stiglitz.


Part V: Political Globalization I: The Demise Of The Nation-State?.


26. The End Of The Nation State: Kenichi Ohmae.

27. The Declining Authority Of States: Susan Strange.

28. Has Globalization Gone Too Far? Dani Rodrik.

29. Partisan Politics In The Global Economy: Geoffrey Garrett.

30. The Role Of The State In The Age Of Globalisation: Kofi Annan.


Part VI: Political Globalization II: Reorganizing The World:.


31. The Emergence And Transformation Of The International Women’s Movement: Nitza Berkovitch.

32. Beijing Declaration: United Nations Fourth World Conference On Women.

33. World Culture In The World Polity: A Century Of International Non-Governmental Organization: John Boli And George M. Thomas.

34. Closing The Corruption Casino: The Imperatives Of A Multilateral Approach: Peter Eigen.

35. Power Shift: Jessica Mathews.

36. The Backlash Against Ngos: Michael Bond.


Part VII: Cultural Globalization I: The Role Of Media:.


37. The New International Information Order: Sean Macbride And Colleen Roach.

38. Peripheral Vision: John Sinclair, Elizabeth Jacka, And Stuart Cunningham.

39. Cultural Imperialism: John Tomlinson.

40. Bollywood Versus Hollywood: Battle Of The Dream Factories: Heather Tyrrell.


Part VIII: Cultural Globalization II: Fundamentalist Responses:.


41. Global Fundamentalism: Frank J. Lechner.

42. Globalization, Islam And Resistance: Mustapha Kemal Pasha.

43. The Challenge Of Fundamentalism: Bassam Tibi.

44. The Fundamentalist Impact On Law, Politics, And Constitutions In Iran: Ann Elizabeth Meyer.

45. Obedience Versus Autonomy: Women And Fundamentalism In Iran And Pakistan: Shahla Haeri.

46. Yes, This Is About Islam: Salman Rushdie.


Part IX: Changing World Society: Environmentalism And The Globalization Of Social Problems:.


47. From One Earth To One World: World Commission On Environment And Development.

48. Rio Declaration On Environment And Development: United Nations Conference On Environment And Development.

49. Greenpeace And Political Globalism: Paul Wapner.

50. Environmental Advocacy Networks: Margaret E. Keck And Kathryn Sikkink.

51. The Amungme, Kamaro & Freeport: How Indigenous Papuans Have Resisted The World’s Largest Copper Mine: Abigail Abrash.

52. Globalization And Sustainability: Wolfgang Sachs.


Part X: Resisting Globalization: Critique And Action:.


53. From Global To Local: Beyond Neoliberalism To The International Of Hope: Gustavo Esteva And Madhu Suri Prakash.

54. Counter-Capitalism: Globalisation’s Children Strike Back: James Harding.

55. Ecological Balance In An Era Of Globalization: Vandana Shiva.

56. Tomorrow Begins Today: Subcomandante Marcos.

57. Porto Alegre Call For Mobilization: World Social Forum.

58. A Better World Is Possible: International Forum On Globalization.


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