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On the Cutting Edge of Globalization An Inquiry into American Elites

ISBN-10: 0742539768

ISBN-13: 9780742539761

Edition: 2005

Authors: James N. Rosenau, David C. Earnest, Yale H. Ferguson, Ole R. Holsti

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Woefully little systematic knowledge is available about leaders who shape and sustain globalization. On the Cutting Edge is the first systematic study to investigate elite attitudes toward the emergent structures of world affairs. Surveys of more than 1700 American leaders before and after 9/11 yield compelling and provocative findings that depict the attitudes and activities of an important group of people who, even as they collectively influence the course of events, are not linked and coordinated in their efforts. Chock full of original data, the book's unique contribution is enhanced by an entertaining narrative explanation that casts a Cutting Edger, an Other Leader, and a Researcher in a good natured argument about the meaning of social science inquiry and the validity of survey data. From an author group as powerful as the targets of their inquiry comes this one-of-a-kind, intriguing, and thoroughgoing analysis.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
On the Cutting Edge of Globalization
Theoretical Perspectives
The 1999 and 2003 Surveys: Identifying the Cutting-Edgers
How Do You Know a Cutting-Edger When You Encounter One?
Connectivity on the Cutting Edge
Leadership, Affiliations, and Loyalties
Orientations toward Globalization
Attitudes toward World Affairs
From 1999 to 2003: Did Intervening Events Make a Difference?
Occupational Differences (and Similarities)
Conclusion
Procedures for Identifying Elites on the Cutting Edge of Globalization
Factor Analysis for Index on Involvement in Global Processes
1999 Questionnaire
2003 Questionnaire
Index