Globalization: A Critical Introduction

Globalization: A Critical Introduction

by Jan Aart Scholte

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Globalization: A Critical Introduction by Jan Aart Scholte

This is a systematically revised and updated new edition of a highly-acclaimed text which was an immediate bestseller on courses around the world. The second edition takes a broader perspective giving increased coverage of other dimensions of globalization alongside its core focus on the rise of supraterritoriality which the author argues is globalization's most distinctive feature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403904485
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 10/07/2005
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.46(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.28(d)

About the Author

Jan Aart Scholte is Professor of Politics and International Studies, and Associate of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick.

Table of Contents

List of Boxesxi
Prefacexiii
Acknowledgementsxv
List of Abbreviationsxvii
Introduction1
Framework of analysis2
Change and continuity4
Policy issues5
Part IFramework of Analysis
1What Is Happening?13
Main points of this chapter13
Where do we start?14
Continuity or change?20
Liberation or shackles?25
What to do?33
Conclusion39
2What is 'Global' about Globalization?41
Main points of this chapter41
Rise of a buzzword43
Redundant concepts of globalization44
A distinctive concept of globalization46
A survey of global activities50
Farewell to methodological territorialism?55
Globality and territoriality59
3Globalization in History62
Main points of this chapter62
The emergence of a global imagination: to the 18th century63
Incipient globalization: 1850s-1950s65
Full-scale globalization: 1960s-Present73
Conclusion87
4What Causes Globalization?89
Main points of this chapter89
The structuration of globalization91
Rationalism93
Capitalism95
Technological innovation99
Regulation101
Conclusion106
Part IIChange and Continuity
5Globalization and Production111
Main points of this chapter111
Expanded commodification112
Altered organization124
Conclusion130
6Globalization and Governance132
Main points of this chapter132
The reconstructed state134
Multilayered public governance143
Privatized governance151
Conclusion157
7Globalization and Community159
Main points of this chapter159
Nations ... and more nations161
Nonterritorial communities172
Cosmopolitanism178
Hybridization180
Conclusion181
8Globalization and Knowledge184
Main points of this chapter184
Epistemology: modern rationality and its critics186
Ontology195
Methodology197
Aesthetics200
Conclusion201
Part IIIPolicy Issues
9Globalization and (In)Security207
Main points of this chapter207
Peace208
Ecological integrity211
Subsistence213
Financial stability217
Employment218
Working conditions222
Identity226
Social cohesion227
Knowledge230
Conclusion231
10Globalization and (In)Justice234
Main points of this chapter234
Class stratification237
Country stratification242
Gender stratification249
Other stratifications255
Conclusion259
11Globalization and (Un)Democracy261
Main points of this chapter261
Globalization and democracy through the state263
Democracy in multilayered governance267
Democracy through the global marketplace?272
Democracy through global communications?275
Democracy through global civil society?277
Conclusion281
12Humane Global Futures283
Main points of this chapter283
General policy strategy284
Enhancing human security291
Enhancing social justice297
Enhancing democracy302
Challenges of implementation307
Conclusion312
Conclusion315
Bibliography318
Index349

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