Globalization Reader

ISBN-10: 1405155531
ISBN-13: 9781405155533
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
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List price: $49.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

The third edition of The Globalization Reader makes sense of globalization by conveying its complexity, importance, and contentiousness from diverse vantage points.With its broad coverage of political, economic, cultural, and individual dimensions, this volume provides students with a deeper understanding of the globalization process. It offers a provocative assessment of economic globalization, examines the role of media and religion in cultural globalization, and explores the link between environmentalism and the globalization of social problems. The inclusion of new material on issues such as economic integration, inequality, and Islam, helps to make it a comprehensive introduction to globalization studies.Scholars, activists, and organizations look with a critical eye at the many layers and dimensions of globalization. By reviewing the current debates and ongoing research on the topic, readers can better understand and judge the varied consequences of what is likely to be a dominant concern throughout the twenty-first century.

Sources and Acknowledgments
Preface to the Third Edition
General Introduction
Debating Globalization
Introduction
The Hidden Promise: Liberty Renewed
How to Judge Globalism
From the Great Transformation to the Global Free Market
Jihad vs. McWorld
The Clash of Civilizations?
Questions
Explaining Globalization
Introduction
The Modern World-System as a Capitalist World-Economy
Sociology of the Global System
Realism and Complex Interdependence
World Society and the Nation-State
Globalization as a Problem
Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy
The Global Ecumene
Questions
Experiencing Globalization
Introduction
How Sushi Went Global
McDonald's in Hong Kong
Travelling Beyond Local Cultures
Strong States, Strong Teachers?
Strategic Inauthenticity
Questions
Economic Globalization
Introduction
Commodity Chains and Marketing Strategies: Nike and the Global Athletic Footwear Industry
The Global Economy: Organization, Governance, and Development
Incensed About Inequality
Is Globalization Reducing Poverty and Inequality?
Beyond Good Intentions: Corporate Citizenship for a New Century
The Case against 'Corporate Social Responsibility'
Globalism's Discontents
Questions
Political Globalization I: The Demise of the Nation-State?
Introduction
The End of the Nation State
The Declining Authority of States
Global Organized Crime
Has Globalization Gone Too Far?
Partisan Politics in the Global Economy
Questions
Political Globalization II: Reorganizing the World
Introduction
The Emergence and Transformation of the International Women's Movement
The Evolution of Debates over Female Genital Cutting
World Culture in the World Polity: A Century of International Non-Governmental Organization
Closing the Corruption Casino: The Imperatives of a Multilateral Approach
Power Shift
The Backlash against NGOs
Questions
Cultural Globalization I: The Role of Media
Introduction
Media and Sovereignty: The Global Information Revolution and Its Challenge to State Power
Peripheral Vision
Cultural Imperialism
Bollywood versus Hollywood: Battle of the Dream Factories
Why Hollywood Rules the World, and Whether We Should Care
Questions
Cultural Globalization II: The Role of Religions
Introduction
Global Fundamentalism
Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims
The Challenge of Fundamentalism
Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah
Obedience versus Autonomy: Women and Fundamentalism in Iran and Pakistan
The Christian Revolution
Expanding World Culture: Pentecostalism as a Global Movement
Globalizing Catholicism and the Return to a "Universal" Church
Questions
Changing World Society: Environmentalism and the Globalization of Social Problems
Introduction
From One Earth to One World
Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
Greenpeace and Political Globalism
Environmental Advocacy Networks
The Amungme, Kamoro & Freeport: How Indigenous Papuans Have Resisted the World's Largest Gold and Copper Mine
Questions
Resisting Globalization: Critique and Action
Introduction
Counterhegemonic Globalization: Transnational Social Movements in the Contemporary Political Economy
From Global to Local: Beyond Neoliberalism to the International of Hope
Counter-Capitalism: Globalisation's Children Strike Back
Ecological Balance in an Era of Globalization
Tomorrow Begins Today
Porto Alegre Call for Mobilization
A Better World Is Possible!
Questions
Index

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