Globalization's Contradictions: Geographies of Discipline, Destruction and Transformation

Globalization's Contradictions: Geographies of Discipline, Destruction and Transformation

by Dennis Conway, Nik Heynen

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Since the 1980s, globalization and neoliberalism have brought about a comprehensive restructuring of everyone’s lives. People are being ‘disciplined’ by neoliberal economic agendas, ‘transformed’ by communication and information technology changes, global commodity chains and networks, and in the Global South in particular, destroyed livelihoods, debilitating impoverishment, disease pandemics, among other disastrous disruptions, are also globalization’s legacy.

This collection of geographical treatments of such a complex set of processes unearths the contradictions in the impacts of globalization on peoples’ lives. Globalizations Contradictions firstly introduces globalization in all its intricacy and contrariness, followed on by substantive coverage of globalization’s dimensions. Other areas that are covered in depth are:

  • globalization’s macro-economic faces
  • globalization’s unruly spaces
  • globalization’s geo-political faces
  • ecological globalization
  • globalization’s cultural challenges
  • globalization from below
  • fair globalization.

Globalizations Contradictions is a critical examination of the continuing role of international and supra-national institutions and their involvement in the political economic management and determination of global restructuring. Deliberately, this collection raises questions, even as it offers geographical insights and thoughtful assessments of globalization’s multifaceted ‘faces and spaces.’

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135986247
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/22/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 661,157
File size: 1 MB

Table of Contents

Section 1: Globalization and Neoliberalism: Dominating Disciplines  1. Globalization’s Dimensions  2. The Ascendancy of Neoliberalism and Emergence of Contemporary Globalization  Section 2: Globalization’s Many Dimensions  Globalization’s Macro-Economic Faces  Financial Globalization  3. Global Financial Architecture Transitions: Mutations through ‘Roll-back’ Neoliberalism to Technocratic Fixes  4. Multi-local Global Corporations: New Reach - Same Core Locations  5. Systems of Production and International Competitiveness: Prospects for the Developing Nations  Globalization’s Unruly Spaces  The Globalization of Labor  6. Globalization of Labor: Increasing Complexity, More Unruly  Illegal Globalization  7. Unruly spaces: Globalization and Transnational Criminal Economies  Globalization’s Geo-Political Faces  Political Globalization  8. Geo-Political Globalization: From World Systems to Global City Systems  Geographical Globalization  9. Globalization has a Home Address: The Geopolitics of Globalization  Cultural Globalization  10. The Globalization of Culture: Geography and the Industrial Production of Culture  The Globalization of Fear  11. 'The Globalization of Fear: Fear as a Technology of Governance  Section 3: AlternativeVisions: Constructive, Democratic and Hopeful  Ecological Globalization  12. The Neoliberalization of the Global Environment  Globalization’s Cultural Challenges  13. Globalization’s Cultural Challenges: Homogenization, Hybridization and Heightened Identity  Globalization from Below  14. Globalization from Below: Coordinating Global Resistance: Alternative Social Forums, Civil Society and Grassroots Networks  Towards ‘Fair Globalization’  15. Towards ‘Fair Globalization’ : Opposing Neoliberal Destruction, Relying on democratic Institutions & Local Empowerment, and Sustaining Human Development

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