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Frontiers of Globalization Research: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches / Edition 1

Frontiers of Globalization Research: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches / Edition 1

by Ino Rossi


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Frontiers of Globalization Research: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches / Edition 1

To bring this volume together, the editor asked leading scholars in the field of globalization to outline a "research framework" that reflects their own approach to the subject. The resulting book presents a broad spectrum of analytical approaches to globalization. Theoretical reviews are complemented by substantive chapters and methodological analyses. Contributors include scholars in the fields of sociology, anthropology, history and political science. These writings have been organized into four sections: theoretical perspectives and cultural globalization, economic globalization, political globalization, and methodological approaches.

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ISBN-13: 9780387757193
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 01/17/2008
Edition description: 1st ed. 2007. 2nd printing 2008
Pages: 453
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

Table of Contents


Introduction: Rationale of the Book and Thematics of the Contributions, Ino Rossi.-


1. Globalization as an Historical and a Dialectical Process, Ino Rossi.-

2. Microglobalization, Karin Knorr Cetina.-

3. A Transnational Framework for Theory and Research in the Study of Globalization, Leslie Sklair.-

4. Global Systems, Globalization and Anthropological Theory, Jonathan Friedman.-

5. Structure Formation in World Society: The Eigenstructures of World Society and the Regional Cultures of the World, Rudolf Stichweh.-

6. Global Complexities, John Urry.-


A. Economic Integration and Disintegration, and Uneven Development.-

7. Trajectories of Trade and Investment Globalization, Christopher Chase Dunn and Andrew Jorgenson.-

8. Globalization and Uneven Development, Giovanni Arrighi.-

9. Globalization and Disintegration: Substitutionist Technologies and the Disintegration of Global Economic Ties, Robert K. Schaeffer.-

B. World Governance, Terrorism and Democracy.-

10. Social Integration, System Integration and Global Governance, Margaret S. Archer.-

11. Globalization, Terrorism, and Democracy: 9/11 and Its Aftermath, Douglas Kellner.-


12. Finding Frontiers in Historical Research on Globalization, Raymond Grew.-

13. Theoretical and Empirical Elements in the Study of Globalization, Saskia Sassen.-

14. Three Steps toward a Viable Theory of Globalization, James N. Rosenau.-

15. Situating Global Social Relations, Martin Albrow.-

16. Conclusion: Toward a Framework of Global Communication: Durkheim, Phenomenology, Post-modernism and the ‘Construction’ of Place and Space, Ino Rossi.-


17. "Globalization: In Search of a Paradigm", Janet Abu-Lughod.-

18. A "New" Global Age, But Are There New Perspectives on It?, George Ritzer.-

19. "Globalization" as Collective Representation: The New Dream of a Cosmopolitan Civil Sphere, Jeffrey C. Alexander.-

20. Rationalization and Globalization in neo-Weberian Perspective, Randall Collins.-

21. From Cosmopolitanism to a Global Perspective: Paradigmatic Discontinuity versus Continuity and Emergent Conceptualizations, Ino Rossi.-


What People are Saying About This

Randall Collins

"Rossi has assembled an array of leading experts to dissect globalization's realities and myths. Globalization emerges as a multi-dimensional process, structurally uneven, with deep measures of continuity and discontinuity from what went before. The global frontier has rarely been so penetratingly explored."--(Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania)

Daniel Chirot

"Many of the scholars in this volume were writing about political, social, and economic change from a global perspective long before the term 'globalization' became so widely used. It is very useful to have their recent thoughts as well as that of some younger experts about where the world is going, and how to study this, all combined in a single, fascinating book."--(Daniel Chirot, University of Washington, Seattle, WA)

James H. Mittelman

"In a compelling volume, pioneers who shaped globalization studies now take a fresh look at the field. This series of reflections deepens analysis and will help map research for many years to come."--(James H. Mittelman, Professor of International Relations, American University, Washington, DC, and Vice President of the International Studies Association)

John Boli

"Ino Rossi has assembled a stimulating collection of insightful essays by many of the world's leading analysts of globalization. The essays more than live up to the book's title, and the critical commentaries included in the volume, by the editor and other widely renowned contemporary social theorists, add a welcome dialogical dimension to the work. This is first-rate scholarship that merits careful reading by a wide audience."--(John Boli, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA)

James N. Rosenau

"Some say globalization can never be a discipline, but the essays of this volume demonstrate the falsity of such a notion. Here the reader will find that 19 distinguished explorers of the frontiers of globalization have traced the outlines of the theories, concepts, and methods that make for a viable and exciting discipline."--(James N. Rosenau, University Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington.)

Jonathan H. Turner

"Frontiers of Globalization Research will become a standard reference work for all those interested in this obviously timely topic. There have been many recent works and collections of essays on world systems analysis, but I think the present volume is one of the best that I have seen over the last decade. It covers a wide range of topics, beginning with a series of essays outlining a diversity of theoretical perspectives. The book then moves into methodological approaches and the substance of globalization research, and ends with very interesting commentaries by distinguished scholars. Virtually all of the key figures in globalization theory and research have provided essays for this volume, and so, the reader can be assured that this book represents the forefront and cutting edge of world system's analysis. I recommend it to any social scientists or lay scholar interested in the dominant dynamic of the world today."--(Jonathan H. Turner, distinguished professor of Sociology, University of California, Riverside)

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