Global Transformations

Politics, Economics and Culture

Author: David Held

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804736275

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 515

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In this book, the authors set forth a new model of globalization that lays claims to supersede existing models, and then use this model to assess the way the processes of globalization have operated in different historic periods in respect to political organization, military globalization, trade, finance, corporate productivity, migration, culture, and the environment. Each of these topics is covered in a chapter which contrasts the contemporary nature of globalization with that of earlier epochs. In mapping the shape and political consequences of globalization, the authors concentrate on six states in advanced capitalist societies (SIACS): the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Germany, and Japan. For comparative purposes, other states—particularly those with developing economics—are referred to and discussed where relevant. The book concludes by systematically describing and assessing contemporary globalization, and appraising the implications of globalization for the sovereignty and autonomy of SIACS. It also confronts directly the political fatalism that surrounds much discussion of globalization with a normative agenda that elaborates the possibilities for democratizing and civilizing the unfolding global transformation.

Politics at the Edge

The PSA Yearbook 1999

Author: Chris Pierson,S. Tormey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0333981685

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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Politics at the Edge was the theme of the 1999 PSA Annual Conference. This volume brings together nearly twenty of the liveliest, most thoughtful and original papers from some two hundred presented at the conference. The major traditional strengths of British political science are well represented - with papers on parties, political theory and the history of political thought - but so too are less familiar areas such as the politics of Latin America and the politics of poststructuralism. Distinguished contributors include Agnes Heller, David Held, Mahdi Elmandjra, Andrew Dobson, Andrew Vincent and Richard Sakwa.

Governing Globalization

Power, Authority and Global Governance

Author: Anthony McGrew,David Held

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745627342

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Since the UN's creation in 1945 a vast nexus of global and regional institutions has evolved, surrounded by a proliferation of non-governmental agencies and advocacy networks seeking to influence the agenda and direction of international public policy. Although world government remains a fanciful idea, there does exist an evolving global governance complex - embracing states, international institutions, transnational networks and agencies (both public and private) - which functions, with variable effect, to promote, regulate or intervene in the common affairs of humanity. This book provides an accessible introduction to the current debate about the changing form and political significance of global governance. It brings together original contributions from many of the best-known theorists and analysts of global politics to explore the relevance of the concept of global governance to understanding how global activity is currently regulated. Furthermore, it combines an elucidation of substantive theories with a systematic analysis of the politics and limits of governance in key issue areas - from humanitarian intervention to the regulation of global finance. Thus, the volume provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical assessment of the shift from national government to multilayered global governance. Governing Globalization is the third book in the internationally acclaimed series on global transformations. The other two volumes are Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture and The Global Transformations Reader: An Introduction to the Globalization Debate.

The Global Transformations Reader

Author: David Held

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745631356

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

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The world is changing dramatically and a vigorous public debate is under way about the nature and historical significance of these changes. At the centre of this debate lie conflicting claims about the extent, form and consequences of contemporary globalization. On the one hand there are the globalists, who argue that the world is being fundamentally and irreversibly transformed by globalization. On the other hand there are the sceptics, who believe that the globalists' claims are exaggerated and poorly substantiated. The sceptics contest the very idea of globalization, arguing that the power of national governments, nationalism and geopolitics remain the determining features of our age. This completely revised and fully updated edition of The Global Transformations Reader brings together the most original contributions from both sides of the argument and from a range of disciplines. Many new chapters have been added, which incorporate the most recent developments in the debate and set these in the context of a global order that is in a constant state of flux. Organized as an accessible and comprehensive teaching text, the Reader is divided into six sections covering all the key issues in the debate: * controversy over the meaning, causes and historical significance of 'globalization' * the transformation of state power and civil society; * changing patterns of national culture; * the power of global markets; * global inequality and its consequences; and * the nature of the global order and normative aspirations for its future. The volume includes an extensive introduction by the editors, reviewing, analysing and assessing the globalization debate. Short but highly informative introductions to each section situate and contextualize the individual readings. This Reader will be of immense value to all those interested in one of the most important debates of our time. It will appeal to students of politics, international relations, economics, sociology, geography, business studies and cultural studies. The Global Transformations Reader is part of the internationally acclaimed series on globalization, which also includes Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture and Governing Globalization: Power, Authority and Global Governance.

Globalization / Anti-Globalization

Beyond the Great Divide

Author: David Held,Anthony McGrew

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745639119

Category: Political Science

Page: 283

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Is globalization being eclipsed by a resurgent geopolitics? Does the war on terror denote the end of globalization or a new phase of militarized globalization? Empire or globalization – are these the right terms to describe the current global order? The second edition of this highly successful book tests the claims of those who dismiss the continuing significance of globalization through a comprehensive assessment of contemporary global trends. In the aftermath of 9/11, and the war in Iraq, there has been much talk of the end of globalization. Held and McGrew argue that these post–mortems for globalization are entirely premature. They show this by focusing upon the primary structures of world order namely: patterns of governance, organized violence, the economy, culture and environmental degradation. Patterns of inequality, exclusion and domination are also assessed. Building upon this analysis, the authors present the case for continuing to take globalization seriously as both a description and explanation of our current global condition. They also ask the vital question: can globalization be tamed? Held and McGrew explore whether a more just and stable world order is either desirable or feasible and present an alternative ethical and political agenda for the twenty–first century – a global covenant of cosmopolitan social democracy. The second edition of this powerful and original book has been comprehensively updated, with three new chapters added. The book will appeal to all those who remain intrigued, confused or simply baffled by the controversy about globalization and its consequences for the twenty–first century world order.

Globalization Theory

Approaches and Controversies

Author: Anthony McGrew,David Held

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745632114

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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This is the fourth volume in the highly acclaimed Global Transformations series. It follows in the footsteps of Global Transformations, The Global Transformations Reader and Governing Globalization. All these volumes have been widely adopted in courses on globalization and global governance across the world, and Globalization Theory will find a place alongside these texts. This book focuses on elucidating leading theoretical approaches to understanding and explaining globalization, in both its current form and potential future shapes. It is divided into two parts: the first examines competing explanatory theories of globalization in its contemporary form, and the second looks at competing prescriptions for the future of globalization. The book's contributors are world-renowned experts in their field, including : Chris Brown, Alex Callinicos ,Michael Doyle, David Held, G. John Ikenberry, Andrew Kuper, Anthony McGrew, Layna Mosley, Thomas Pogge, Thomas Risse, Saskia Sassen and John Tomlinson. This book is designed for courses on globalization and global governance at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. It will be of interest to students in politics, international relations, social geography, and sociology.

Globalization

Universal Trends, Regional Implications

Author: Howard J. Wiarda

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555536879

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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“Globalization” is perhaps the most controversial topic in policy-making, academic discussions, foreign affairs, and international relations today. There is no universal, monolithic process of globalization, and in this volume Howard J. Wiarda has assembled new scholarship on the topic by the leading experts in comparative and international politics. The essays compare the vastly different ways in which the United States, Europe, Russia, East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa have responded to globalization’s opportunities and pressures. Contributors include Paul S. Adams, Peter Berger, Charles Conteh, Dale Herspring, Sherry Lowrance, Peter R. Moody, Paul M. Rego, Esther M. Skelley, A. H. Somejee, Evren Çelik Wiltse, and Lara Wylie.

Issues in Economics Today

Author: Robert Guell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077640721

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 7635

Guell's Issues in Economics Today presents economic theory brought to life through current issues with an engaging, conversational style. The 7th edition includes 8 theory chapters introducing the core topics in microeconomics and macroeconomics, and a selection of 35 short issues chapters, from which instructors can pick and choose the issues of most interest to their students. This format allows maximum flexibility for instructors to lay a foundation of theory first or dive right into coverage of today's current issues. In addition, issues can be organised along themes such as social policy, election year issues, international issues, and business issues, or combined with outside content. Guell's 7th edition provides content that is timely and relevant for students, flexible enough to fit any course design.

Globalization

Debunking the Myths

Author: Lui Hebron,John F. Stack

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130988973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

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Globalization: Debunking the Mythsdemystifies the rhetoric surrounding one of the most hotly debated topics among scholars, commentators, and policymakers. Presenting arguments for and against globalization, this text examines a wide range of views on the economic, political, cultural, and environmental dimensions of globalization and exposes their underlying frameworks, methodologies, and expectations. Throughout,Globalizationcompares rhetoric and reality and argues that there is no one way to understand this complex phenomenon. "Globalizationmoves the discussion of globalization beyond polemics to carve out an informed middle-ground position."–Sheila Croucher, Miami University "With an intimate knowledge of the scholarly literature, an acute awareness of the public significance of the issues, and an engaging style, Hebron and Stack tkae us through a shifting landscape..."–James Piscatori, The Australian National University "Globalizationis required reading for anyone, either in academe or the general public, who wants to obtain greater understanding of the consequences of globalization."—Patrick James, University of Southern California

Communicating With Intelligence

Writing and Briefing in the Intelligence and National Security Communities

Author: James S. Major

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461657628

Category: Political Science

Page: 444

View: 9422

Since September 11, 2001, colleges and universities nationwide have expanded their curricula to include intelligence and national security studies, many offering degrees in the subjects. Curiously, no book exists for classroom use in teaching the important skills needed by these professionals to ensure their products/papers/reports are properly written or briefed. Communicating with Intelligence fills that gap and is aimed primarily at faculty and students pursuing studies in intelligence, national security, homeland security, or homeland defense; but it also has considerable value for working intelligence professionals who simply wish to hone their "rusty" writing or briefing skills. Designed to provide essential information regarding the preparation of written products or intelligence briefings, the book is divided into two parts. Part One, "Writing with Intelligence," contains material on reading intelligence publications and on the basics of writing in the intelligence profession. Part Two, "Briefing with Intelligence," deals with the fundamental principles of an intelligence briefing and includes information on gaining—or regaining—self-confidence behind the podium. Every chapter ends with exercises, many of which can be completed in the classroom to facilitate group activity or by an individual pursuing the study independently. Five appendixes provide additional information for quick reference and an annotated bibliography points toward further sources that can be used.

Global Transformations

Anthropology and the Modern World

Author: M. Trouillot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137041447

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 8591

Through an examination of such disciplinary keywords, and their silences, as the West, modernity, globalization, the state, culture, and the field, this book aims to explore the future of anthropology in the Twenty-first-century, by examining its past, its origins, and its conditions of possibility alongside the history of the North Atlantic world and the production of the West. In this significant book, Trouillot challenges contemporary anthropologists to question dominant narratives of globalization and to radically rethink the utility of the concept of culture, the emphasis upon fieldwork as the central methodology of the discipline, and the relationship between anthropologists and the people whom they study.

Reframing Contemporary Africa: Politics, Economics, and Culture in the Global Era

Author: Peyi Soyinka Airewele,Rita Kiki Endozie

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9780872894075

Category: Political Science

Page: 412

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It is impossible to study Africa without understanding the debate about how to study Africa. At last, a book showcases the complexities and paradoxes of Africa's recent and more distant history, while avoiding simplistic, Eurocentric conceptualizations of "black Africa." With this book, Peyi Soyinka-Aiwerele and Rita Kiki Edozie offer students the background and perspectives they need to comprehend the dynamics of the continent as well as a clear path through the current literature and scholarly debate. With a cross-disciplinary approach that features political, historical, and economic analysis as well as popular culture and sociological views on contemporary issues, Reframing Contemporary Africa provides an unparalleled breadth of coverage. Essays written by a distinguished and international group of scholars--including William Ackah, Pius Adesanmi, Susan Craddock, Caroline Elkins, Siba Grovogui, Mahmood Mamdani, Mutua Makau, Celestin Monga, Wole Soyinka, and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza--are designed to distill original scholarship for undergraduate readers. Each contribution helps students engage with the work and arguments of luminaries while exposing them to renowned African thinkers. Contributors deliver analysis that allows students to see beyond the clichés commonly presented in the media (and even in scholarship), and helpful section openers by Soyinka-Airewele and Edozie frame forthcoming chapters, giving important thematic and historical context. Reframing Contemporary Africa will certainly provoke new debate and reflection, not merely about African issues and politics, but also about the West and its framing of Africa.

Global Economic and Cultural Transformation

The Making of History

Author: M. Rabie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137365331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

View: 5900

Society today faces multi-dimensional challenges that are hard to define and even harder to deal with. Social and economic systems throughout the world are becoming more complex and interdependent, and globalization is moving beyond the sphere of economics to engulf other aspects of life, particularly culture and security. Our current theories, strategies, and road maps are fast becoming out-dated and no new ones have emerged to take their place. Mohamed Rabie re-examines the relevance of major ideas and systems of the recent past, including ideology and its relation to society in Global Economic and Cultural Transformation. This book is an attempt defines and explains this transitional period and provides a new conception of economic and societal world history, which us understand how we got here and where we are going.

Economies of Recycling

The Global Transformation of Materials, Values and Social Relations

Author: Catherine Alexander,Joshua Reno

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 178032197X

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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For some, recycling is a big business; for others a moralised way of engaging with the world. But, for many, this is a dangerous way of earning a living. With scrap now being the largest export category from the US to China, the sheer scale of this global trade has not yet been clearly identified or analysed. Combining fine-grained ethnographic analysis with overviews of international material flows, Economies of Recycling radically changes the way we understand global and local economies as well as the new social relations and identities created by recycling processes. Following global material chains, this groundbreaking book reveals astonishing connections between persons, households, cities and global regions as objects are reworked, taken to pieces and traded. With case studies from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, China, the former Soviet Union, North America and Europe, this timely collection debunks common linear understandings of production, exchange and consumption and argues for a complete re-evaluation of North-South economic relationships.

Power, Media, Culture

A Critical View from the Political Economy of Communication

Author: Luis Albornoz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137540087

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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This book updates and revalidates critical political economy of communication approaches. It is destined to become a work of reference for those interested in delving into debates arising from the performance of traditional and new media, cultural and communication policy-making or sociocultural practices in the new digital landscape.

The Laws of Globalization and Business Applications

Author: Pankaj Ghemawat

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107162920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 4356

This book explains not only why the world isn't flat but also the patterns that govern cross-border interactions.

The Politics of Green Transformations

Author: Ian Scoones,Melissa Leach,Peter Newell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317601114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 471

Multiple ‘green transformations’ are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. It examines how green transformations must take place in the context of the particular moments of capitalist development, and in relation to particular alliances. The role of the state is emphasised, both in terms of the type of incentives required to make green transformations politically feasible and the way states must take a developmental role in financing innovation and technology for green transformations. The book also highlights the role of citizens, as innovators, entrepreneurs, green consumers and members of social movements. Green transformations must be both ‘top-down’, involving elite alliances between states and business, but also ‘bottom up’, pushed by grassroots innovators and entrepreneurs, and part of wider mobilisations among civil society. The chapters in the book draw on international examples to emphasise how contexts matter in shaping pathways to sustainability Written by experts in the field, this book will be of great interest to researchers and students in environmental studies, international relations, political science, development studies, geography and anthropology, as well as policymakers and practitioners concerned with sustainability.

Global Covenant

The Social Democratic Alternative to the Washington Consensus

Author: David Held

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745637116

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 3085

In this pathbreaking book, one of the world’s leading analysts of globalization and global governance confronts the failures of international politics in the aftermath of 9/11 and the war against Iraq. He argues that there were and are alternatives to the way the western coalitions responded to the profound challenges of mass terrorism and political violence - alternatives which can better address the roots of these challenges and deliver political and social justice. In order to grasp this alternative, the changing structure of the global order has to be understood. To this end, the book is divided into three sections: economics, politics and law. In each section contemporary trends are analyzed, problems confronted, and a series of detailed policies set out. The aim of the book is to focus on feasible and effective policy choices which could lead to a progressive transformation of global affairs. Against the ideologues who are wholly in favour or hostile to globalization, this book shows how globalization can be better regulated to deliver human development, equitable economic change, democracy and justice. This is an original book that will appeal to all those - students, policy makers, and the general reader - who confront questions about globalization and global governance. It is an optimistic text that holds that progressive political change is still within our grasp. To read the transcript of an interview with the author on the Global Covenant in democratiya, please click here .

Global Migration, Social Change, and Cultural Transformation

Author: E. Elliott,J. Payne,P. Ploesch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230608728

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The essays in this collection work toward a larger goal of separating 'globalization' from strictly economic considerations. The authors instead look at globalization as a force that produces profound social and cultural consequences, including migration, struggles for social change, and the transformations of aesthetic practices.