Globalization

State of the Art and Perspectives
Author: Stefan A. Schirm
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415405661
Category: Political Science
Page: 229
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Encompasses the debates and the results of research of political scientists on various core aspects of the interrelation between politics and economics in the process of globalization. This volume shows how research on "Globalization" has reached a degree of differentiation that makes it necessary to assess the perspectives for further research.

Globalization

A Short History
Author: Jürgen Osterhammel,Niels P. Petersson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691133956
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 182
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'Globalization' has become a popular buzzword for explaining today's world. The expression achieved terminological stardom in the 1990s and was soon embraced by the general public and integrated into numerous languages. This text makes the case that globalization is not so new after all.

Globalization, Engineering, and Creativity


Author: John Reader
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 1598291521
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 57
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The text addresses the impact of globalization within engineering, particularly on working practices and prospects for creativity. It suggests that accepted norms of economic activity create enclosures and thresholds within the profession, which – as engineers increase their awareness (reflexivity) – will shape the future of engineering, and the values which underpin it. It is aimed at practicing engineers and those in training and is an introduction to the social and political context currently setting new challenges for the profession.

Globalization

The Reader
Author: John Benyon,David Dunkerley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415929226
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 309
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Globalization: The Reader addresses the big issues: communications and global media, political economy, cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity, new technologies, tourism, beliefs, and identity.

Globalization, the State, and Violence


Author: Jonathan Friedman
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759102811
Category: Social Science
Page: 389
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Friedman and a distinguished group of contributors offer a compelling analysis of globalization and the lethal explosiveness that characterizes the current world order. In particular, they investigate global processes and political forces that determine networks of crime, commerce and terror, and reveal the economic, social and cultural fragmentation of transnational networks. The authors analyze the increasing criminalization of ethnic populations, the massively destabililizing effect of migration processes, and new forms of transnational criminal networks that represents disintegration of larger homogeneous territories. This book will be a valuable reference in anthropology, social theory, international politics and economics, ethnic and immigration studies, and economic history. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Globalization


Author: Manfred B. Steger
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402768781
Category: Political Science
Page: 178
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For many scholars and political activists, “globalization” encompasses a variety of economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental practices that have accelerated in the last few decades. Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted system encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life. In addition to unpacking the term’s various dimensions, he investigates whether globalization is “good” or “bad”: a question hotly debated in classrooms, boardrooms, and on the streets.

Globalization

The Making of World Society
Author: Frank J. Lechner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405169060
Category: Political Science
Page: 317
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Written in a lively and accessible style, "Globalization: The Making of World Society" shows how globalization affects everyday experience, creates new institutions, and presents new challenges. With many examples, Lechner describes how the process unfolds in a wide range of fields, from sports and media to law and religion. While sketching the outlines of a world society in the making, the book also demonstrates that globalization is inherently diverse and contentious. In this concise analysis of a complex subject, Lechner presents some of the best work in the social sciences in clear and readable fashion. "Globalization: The Making of World Society" will serve as a stimulating, state-of-the-art text for any student of globalization, beginner or advanced.

Globalization, Economic Development and the Role of the State


Author: Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842771433
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 335
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Ha-Joon Chang evaluates the role of the state in economics and development. In this collection of essays, he reviews theories and practices of state intervention as they have developed over two centuries of modern capitalism. He develops an institutionalist approach to the role of the state in economic change, and examines the issues involved in particular settings including industrial policy, trade policy, intellectual property rights, regulation, and strategies towards transnational corporations. He mounts a sophisticated theoretical and historical case for the continuing essential and constructive roles which the state can and must play in economic development.

Globalization: Tame It Or Scrap It?

Mapping the Alternatives of the Anti-Globalization Movement
Author: Greg Buckman
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842773819
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 229
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"Globalization is irreversible and irresistible." - Tony BlairThis book gives the lie to that claim. Economic globalization has never been an inevitable part of human history. It is eminently reversible and hugely resistible. Greg Buckman argues there are two broad approaches within the anti-globalization movement. One, perhaps the most widely supported and influential strand today, calls the Fair Trade and Back to Bretton Woods school. This argues for immediate reforms of the world‘s trading system, capital markets, and global institutions, notably the World Bank, IMF and WTO. The other, the Localization school, takes a more root and branch position and argues for the abolition of these institutions and outright reversal of globalization. Buckman explains the details of each school‘s outlook and proposals, their weaknesses, where they disagree, their common ground, and where they might come together in campaigns.

Globalization

People, Perspectives, and Progress
Author: William H. Mott
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275979171
Category: Political Science
Page: 401
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Expands the notion of globalization from a narrow, recent, economic trend that captures people to an eternal process and condition that people direct.

Globalization


Author: Malcolm Waters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113455611X
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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The constraints of geography are shrinking and the world is becoming a single place. Globalization and the global society are increasingly occupying the centre of sociological debates. Widely discussed by journalists and a key goal for many businesses, globalization has become a buzz-word in recent years. In this extensively revised and restructured new edition of Globalization , Malcolm Waters provides a user-friendly introduction to the main arguments about the process, including a chapter on the critiques of the globalization thesis that have emerged since the first edition was published.

Globalization

A Reference Handbook
Author: Justin Ervin,Zachary Alden Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840738
Category: Political Science
Page: 293
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This extensive yet concise introduction to the phenomenon of globalization looks at its economic, environmental, and security dimensions as interpreted from different political points of view. * Includes original documents pertaining to globalization such as excerpts from free trade agreements, international environmental agreements, arms treaties, and the United Nations charter * Provides a chronology of important events leading up to the modern era of globalization, showing a historical progression that contains precursor conditions and processes that reflect modern globalization

Globalization

Key Thinkers
Author: Andrew Jones
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745643221
Category: Political Science
Page: 263
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Globalization: Key Thinkers offers a critical commentary on the leading thinkers in the contemporary globalization debate, as well as new arguments about the future direction of globalization thinking. The book guides the reader through the key arguments of leading thinkers, explaining their place in the wider globalization debate and evaluating their critical reception. Eleven thematic chapters focus on one or two key thinkers covering every aspect of the globalization debate including the theoretical arguments of Anthony Giddens and Manuel Castells, to the positive arguments of Thomas Friedman and Martin Wolf and the reforming ideas of Joseph Stiglitz. Other chapters variously address the ideas of Immanuel Wallerstein, Arjun Appadurai, Paul Hirst, Naomi Klein, Grahame Thompson, David Held, Anthony McGrew, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Saskia Sassen and Peter Dicken. Each chapter also provides some carefully selected recommendations for further reading for the thinkers discussed. The book ends with a concluding chapter that examines how thinking about globalization is likely to develop in future. Whilst individual chapters can stand alone, the book is designed as a whole to enhance the reader′s understanding of how different thinkers′ ideas relate and contrast to each other.

Globalization

A Basic Text
Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 140513271X
Category: Political Science
Page: 592
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The first full-scale textbook of its kind, "Globalization: A Basic Text" provides a balanced introduction to the major topics in globalization studies. Written in a highly accessible style, and drawing on sources both academic and popular, the book adopts a definition of globalization that emphasizes transplanetary flows and the structures that both expedite and impede those flows. Driven by a range of theories from imperialism and Americanization (and anti-Americanism), to neo-liberalism and the neo-Marxian alternatives, as well the major types of cultural theory, the book examines the key events in the history of globalization, and the principle flows and structures produced in the course of that history. Among the major topics covered are the economy, culture, technology, media and the Internet, migration, the environment, global inequalities, and the future of globalization. Making extensive use of maps and with a glossary of key terms, this book offers the reader not only a descriptive, but also a critical, analysis of globalization.

Globalization

Education Research, Change and Reform
Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231508859
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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From the streets of Seattle to corporate boardrooms to new factories in third-world nations, globalization is subject to very different and often explosively divergent interpretations. Where some see globalization as driving poor countries into further poverty, others see it as the path to economic salvation and democratic rule. With original contributions from ten eminent economists, Globalization: What's New cuts through the confusion and rhetoric to offer straightforward, incisive analysis of globalization and its future. Coming from some of globalization's most prominent supporters (David Dollar), its most vocal critics (Joseph Stiglitz), and those in-between, this collection presents diverse and original perspectives on globalization's immense reach that dig to the core of many debates. The contributors analyze recent trends in trade, immigration, and capital flows; why some poor countries have grown while others have stagnated during the past two decades; future opportunities for low-wage workers; globalization's impact on jobs and wages in poor countries and in the United States; the surprising environmental benefits of globalization; the degree to which foreign aid helps developing countries; the failures of international institutions in governing the global economy and supporting democracy; and how foreign loans and investments can wreak havoc on a nation's economy.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Manfred B. Steger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK
ISBN: 0191539384
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
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Offers a stimulating introduction to globalization and its varying impacts across, between, and within societies. It is a highly readable book that contributes to a better understanding of the crucial aspects and dimensions of the developments and transformations that go by the name of globalization. - ;'Globalization' has become the buzz-word of our time. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to have accelerated in the last few decades. Rather than forcing such a complex social phenomenon into a single conceptual framework, Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life. In addition to explaining the various dimensions of globalization, the author explores whether globalization should be considered a 'good' or 'bad' thing - a question that has been hotly debated in classrooms, boardrooms, and on the streets. -

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Manfred Steger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199662665
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 151
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Explores globalization from economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental perspectives, discussing the major causes and consequences of globalization and whether it is a good or bad phenomenon.

Globalization and Egalitarian Redistribution


Author: Pranab K. Bardhan,Samuel Bowles,Michael Wallerstein
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691125190
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 326
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Demonstrates that the free flow of goods, capital, and labor has increased the inequality or volatility of labor earnings in advanced industrial societies, while constraining governments' ability to tax the winners to compensate the workers for their loss. This book looks at how globalization affects policies aimed at reducing inequalities.

Dictionary of Globalization


Author: Andrew Jones
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745634400
Category: Political Science
Page: 258
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Provides an overview of the contemporary globalization debate, bringing together the disparate elements of an ever-growing literature. This dictionary comprises an A-Z of entries covering various aspects of the globalization debate from 9/11 to Zapatistas, and more. It is aimed at students, researchers, policy-makers and others.

Globalization

Theory and Practice
Author: Eleonore Kofman,Gillian Youngs
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781855673472
Category: Geopolitics
Page: 339
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Globalization and the related issues of power and identity are central concerns in international studies, whether viewed from a political, economic, spatial or human perspective. The fully updated second edition of this major collection brings together a multi-disciplinary group of international scholars to interrogate globalization in theory and practice. Gender, identity, citizenship, migration, issues related to the state, and economic and technological change, are analyzed in depth. Several of the authors have revised their chapters from the earlier edition and others have provided completely new contributions in key areas such as the internet, social movements, environmental security and world cities. Two new introductory chapters written by the editors outline the theory and practice of international relations and political geography at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Several further chapters highlight different aspects of inequality which have become central to the globalization debate. Book jacket.