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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Ferguson, Yale H.
Globalization : The Return of Borders to a Borderless World?
Hoboken : Taylor & amp; Francis, ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Yale H Ferguson; Richard W Mansbach
|Notes:||Written by two leading scholars of global politics, Globalization: the return of borders to a borderless world? is a major new book for students of globalization. It describes and explains globalization and its origins, and examines its future in light of key recent political and global trends and events. The text: identifies the different political, economic, technological, and cultural meanings of globalization examines its historical origins from the ancient past through the Cold War and into the twenty-first century describes the multiple attributes and consequences of globalization includ.|
|Description:||1 online resource (325 pages)|
|Contents:||Front Cover; Globalization; Copyright Page; Contents; List of tables; Introduction; Background to this book; Can globalization be reversed?; 1. What is globalization?; The meaning(s) of globalization; Skeptics; Hyperglobalists; Transformationalists; The multiple and interdependent dimensions of globalization; Transformational theory: territory, actors, and identity; 2. Globalization in historical perspective; Early respacializations; The ancient Mediterranean; Intercontinental linkages from Late Antiquity to the dawn of Europe's "Age of Discovery." The Atlantic bridged, European sovereign states, empires, and global capitalismFrom the Cold War to twenty-first-century globalization; Conclusion; 3. The essentials of globalization; Spreading capitalism; Global governance; The triumph of democracy?; Global civil society; Cultural homogenization?; English as the lingua franca; Transgovernmental linkages and networks; Diffusion of global power?; Collective environmental degradation; From military to human security; The changing nature of military security; 4. Globalization and information and communication technologies. ICT, geography, and territorySkilled and participant publics; ICT and political participation; Economic implications of ICT; Security implications; ICT, globalization, and localization; 5. The global versus the local; Deterritorialization and denationalization; Glocalization; The dialectical relationship between the global and the local; Globalizing versus localizing cultural currents; A world of shifting boundaries and evolving authority; 6. The normative implications of globalization; Central normative issues; A "democratic deficit"?; A cut-throat world of neoliberal capitalism. Reactive and structural violenceThe erosion of human rights?; A race to the bottom?; Cultural conformity or modernity?; Migrants, drugs, bugs, trafficking, and terrorism; States, war, and violence; Sovereignty and its discontents; The counter-globalization movement; A mixed verdict; 7. Regional dynamics: Europe and Asia; Globalization and Europe; Western Europe; Post-communist Central Europe; Globalization and Asia; Southeast Asia; East Asia; Central Asia; South Asia; 8. Regional dynamics: Russia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa; Globalization and the Russian Federation. Latin AmericaThe Middle East; Africa; 9. Two steps forward, one step back?; Anti-globalization currents; Nationalism and ethnicity; The return of the state; State failure; Opposition to immigration; Neomercantilism; Environmental nationalism; 10. The balance sheet; The political dialectic; The cultural dialectic; The military dialectic; The economic dialectic; The environmental dialectic; Enfin; Index.|