ISBN-10:
0878408274
ISBN-13:
9780878408276
Pub. Date:
05/02/2001
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Politics of Globalization in the United States / Edition 1

Politics of Globalization in the United States / Edition 1

by Edward S. Cohen

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Overview

From the conflicts over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization to concern over illegal immigration and debates over the official status of the English language, politicians and citizens have been reconsidering fundamental questions about American society’s role in a changing global arena. Applying concepts derived from the study of international and comparative politics, Edward S. Cohen offers a systematic analysis of the impact of globalization on United States domestic politics.

Focusing on the obvious issue of trade and the less obvious areas of immigration and language policy, Cohen demonstrates that globalization is both the cause and result of a new relationship between the government, corporations, and citizens within the United States. Globalization has led to the formation of new political divisions and coalitions and has caused deepening conflicts over the purposes and goals of American politics. The outcome of these conflicts, Cohen argues, will determine the future of American political life.

Showing that globalization has transformed the priorities and responsibilities of sovereign states rather than hastening their demise, the book will interest politicians, policymakers, and students looking for a discussion of globalization that is grounded in the recent political history of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878408276
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 05/02/2001
Series: Essential Texts in American Government Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Edward S. Cohen is associate professor of political science at Westminster College, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresv
List of Tablesv
Prefacevii
Part IIntroduction
Chapter 1Globalization and the Future of American Politics and Policymaking3
Part IISovereignty and Globalization
Chapter 2The Sovereign State, the Nation, and Popular Sovereignty33
Chapter 3Globalization in the Contemporary World: The End of Sovereignty?55
Part IIIGlobalization and the Politics of American Public Policy
Chapter 4The Politics of Trade and the Clamor for Sovereignty87
Chapter 5Immigration and the Politics of Membership118
Chapter 6E Pluribus Unum? The Politics of Official English and Bilingual Education143
Part IVConclusions
Chapter 7Which Future for the American Polity?167
Notes181
Bibliography201
Index210

What People are Saying About This

Graham Wilson

The most conspicuous and extraordinary gap in the literature on globalization is analysis of how it relates to American politics. . . . Cohen’s book makes a brilliant contribution to filling it.

From the Publisher

"The most conspicuous and extraordinary gap in the literature on globalization is analysis of how it relates to American politics. . . . Cohen's book makes a brilliant contribution to filling it."—Graham Wilson, University of Wisconsin

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