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Globalization A Critical Introduction

ISBN-10: 0333977025
ISBN-13: 9780333977026
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Jan Aart Scholte
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Description: This 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.

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Book details

List price: $59.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 8/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

This 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.

List of Boxes
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Framework of analysis
Change and continuity
Policy issues
Framework of Analysis
What Is Happening?
Main points of this chapter
Where do we start?
Continuity or change?
Liberation or shackles?
What to do?
Conclusion
What is 'Global' about Globalization?
Main points of this chapter
Rise of a buzzword
Redundant concepts of globalization
A distinctive concept of globalization
A survey of global activities
Farewell to methodological territorialism?
Globality and territoriality
Globalization in History
Main points of this chapter
The emergence of a global imagination: to the 18th century
Incipient globalization: 1850s-1950s
Full-scale globalization: 1960s-Present
Conclusion
What Causes Globalization?
Main points of this chapter
The structuration of globalization
Rationalism
Capitalism
Technological innovation
Regulation
Conclusion
Change and Continuity
Globalization and Production
Main points of this chapter
Expanded commodification
Altered organization
Conclusion
Globalization and Governance
Main points of this chapter
The reconstructed state
Multilayered public governance
Privatized governance
Conclusion
Globalization and Community
Main points of this chapter
Nations ... and more nations
Nonterritorial communities
Cosmopolitanism
Hybridization
Conclusion
Globalization and Knowledge
Main points of this chapter
Epistemology: modern rationality and its critics
Ontology
Methodology
Aesthetics
Conclusion
Policy Issues
Globalization and (In)Security
Main points of this chapter
Peace
Ecological integrity
Subsistence
Financial stability
Employment
Working conditions
Identity
Social cohesion
Knowledge
Conclusion
Globalization and (In)Justice
Main points of this chapter
Class stratification
Country stratification
Gender stratification
Other stratifications
Conclusion
Globalization and (Un)Democracy
Main points of this chapter
Globalization and democracy through the state
Democracy in multilayered governance
Democracy through the global marketplace?
Democracy through global communications?
Democracy through global civil society?
Conclusion
Humane Global Futures
Main points of this chapter
General policy strategy
Enhancing human security
Enhancing social justice
Enhancing democracy
Challenges of implementation
Conclusion
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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