Globalization: Theory and Practice

Globalization: Theory and Practice

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Globalization: Theory and Practice by Eleonore Kofman, Gillian Youngs

Globalization and related issues of power and identity are central concerns in international studies, whether viewed from political, economic, spatial or human perspectives. The substantially revised and fully updated third edition of this major collection brings together a multi-disciplinary group of international scholars to interrogate globalization in theory and practice.

New areas covered include: the economic rise of China, the increased importance of environmental issues on the global agenda and governance challenges associated with resulting conflicts of interest, especially between growing and rich economies, imperialism and democracy in the post 9/11 world, global civil society and global politics, advertising and cities, the governmentalization of world politics.

New contributions also include a chapter on the global politics of sexual dissidence, illustrating the extent to which globalization is a concept mobilized as much in relation to identity and cultural issues as at the grander structural levels of international politics and the economy.

Globalization: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition retains the volume's roots in international relations and geography scholarship, but also reflects how they are linking with wide fields and areas of interest such as business and cultural and communications studies, signaling shifts in research frameworks related to material developments and globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826493651
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/15/2008
Edition description: 3rd edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Eleonore Kofman is Professor of Gender and Migration (Social Policy) at Middlesex University.

Gillian Youngs, University of Leicester (Eds.)

Table of Contents

Contributors     vii
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Globalization, Political Economy and Political Geography
Complex Hegemony and Twenty-first Century Globalization   Gillian Youngs     3
Political Geography and Globalization in the Twenty-first Century   Eleonore Kofman     14
North-South Debates
Geographies of Global Environmental Security   Simon Dalby     29
Imperial Powers and Democratic Imaginations in a Global Era   David Slater     40
Globalization, Cultures of Land, Home and Natural Hazard: The Case of Montserrat in the Caribbean   Tracey Skelton     57
Global Civil Society and Global Politics   Marc Williams     73
Development Hegemonies and Local Outcomes: Women and NGOs in Low-Income Countries   Janet Townsend   Emma Mawdsley   Gina Porter     87
Gender, Sexualities and Global Processes
Shifting Ground(s), Remapping Strategies and Triad Analytics   V. Spike Peterson     101
Gender Inequalities and Feminist Politics in a Global Perspective   Jill Steans     115
Trading Places under Neoliberal Empire: Rethinking Inter-nationalized Feminist Resistance and Solidarities in the Context of 'North America'   Anne Sisson Runyan     130
International Sex and Service   Jan Jindy Pettman     144
The Global Politics of Sexual Dissidence: Migration and Diaspora   Jon Binnie   Tracy Simmons     159
Politics and Economics of Movements and Space
The Politics of Migration Regulation in the Era of Globalization   Helene Pellerin     175
Citizenship, Migration and Globalization: An Issue of Social Cohesion   Ahmet Icduygu   Banu Senay     191
Advertising and Cities: A Relational Geography of Globalization in the Early Twenty-first Century   Peter J. Taylor     205
The Governmentalization of World Politics   Philip G. Cerny     221
Knowledge and Technologies
Globalization in the World Trade Organization: Power, Knowledge and the Reproduction of Inequality in Intellectual Property Governance   Chris Farrands     239
The Multimedia Industry: Networks and Regional Development in a Globalized Economy   Gerhard Fuchs     250
Cyber-states and the 'Sovereignty' of Virtual Communities   Roy Smith     265
The Nuclear Condition and the Soft-Shell of Territoriality   Richard J. Harknett     277
Index     289

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