Globalization / Anti-Globalization: Beyond the Great Divide / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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Is globalization being eclipsed by a resurgent geopolitics? Doesthe war on terror denote the end of globalization or a new phase ofmilitarized globalization? Empire or globalization - are these theright terms to describe the current global order?The second edition of this highly successful book tests the claimsof those who dismiss the continuing significance of globalizationthrough a comprehensive assessment of contemporary global trends.In the aftermath of 9/11, and the war in Iraq, there has been muchtalk of the end of globalization. Held and McGrew argue that thesepost-mortems for globalization are entirely premature. They showthis by focusing upon the primary structures of world order namely:patterns of governance, organized violence, the economy, cultureand environmental degradation. Patterns of inequality, exclusionand domination are also assessed.Building upon this analysis, the authors present the case forcontinuing to take globalization seriously as both a descriptionand explanation of our current global condition. They also ask thevital question: can globalization be tamed? Held and McGrew explorewhether a more just and stable world order is either desirable orfeasible and present an alternative ethical and political agendafor the twenty-first century - a global covenant of cosmopolitansocial democracy.The second edition of this powerful and original book has beencomprehensively updated, with three new chapters added. The bookwill appeal to all those who remain intrigued, confused or simplybaffled by the controversy about globalization and its consequencesfor the twenty-first century world order.
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About the Author
David Held is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Scienceat the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Anthony McGrew is Professor of International Relations atthe University of Southampton.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
1 The Demise of Globalization: Current Controversies
Part One – The Globalization Controversy
2 The Reconfiguration of Political Power?
3 The Fate of National Culture
4 Global Insecurities: Military Threats and Environmental Catastrophe
5 A New World Economic Order: Global Markets and State Power
6 The Great Divergence: Global Inequality and Development
7 (Mis)Managing the World?
Part Two – Remaking Globalization
8 Beyond Globalization / Antiglobalization
9 World Orders, Ethical Foundations
10 The Contentious Politics of Globalization: Mapping Ideals and Theories
11 Reconstructing World Order: Towards Cosmopolitan Social Democracy
12 Testing Cosmopolitan Social Democracy; the challenge of 9/11 and global economic governance