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Robinson, William I.

Overview
Works: 60 works in 215 publications in 2 languages and 5,536 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, win, Redactor
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Most widely held works about William I Robinson
 
Most widely held works by William I Robinson
Latin America and global capitalism : a critical globalization perspective by William I Robinson( )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sociologist William I. Robinson summarizes his theory of globalization and discusses how Latin America's political economy has changed as the states integrate into the new global production and financial system, focusing specifically on the rise of nontraditional agricultural exports, the explosion of maquiladoras, transnational tourism, and the export of labor and the import of remittances. He follows with an overview of the clash among global capitalist forces, neoliheralism, and the new left in Latin America, looking closely at the challenges and dilemmas resistance movements face and their prospects for success." "Based on years of fieldwork and empirical research, this study elucidates the tensions that globalization has created and shows why Latin America is a battleground for those seeking to shape the twenty-first century's world order."--Jacket
Promoting polyarchy : globalization, US intervention, and hegemony by William I Robinson( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promoting Polyarchy is an exciting, detailed, and controversial work on the apparent change in US foreign policy from supporting dictatorships to an 'open' promotion of 'democratic' regimes. William I. Robinson argues that behind the façade of 'democracy promotion', the policy is designed more to retain the elite-based and undemocratic status quo of Third World countries than to encourage mass aspirations for democratization. He supports this challenging argument with a wealth of information garnered from field work and hitherto unpublished government documents, and assembled in case studies of the Philippines, Chile, Nicaragua, Haiti, South Africa, and the former Soviet Bloc. With its combination of theoretical and historical analysis, empirical argument, and bold claims, Promoting Polyarchy is an essential book for anyone concerned with democracy, globalization and international affairs. Winner of the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the Political Economy of the World section of the American Sociological Association.--Publisher description
A theory of global capitalism : production, class, and state in a transnational world by William I Robinson( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, sociologist William Robinson offers a theory of globalization that follows the rise of a new capitalist class - and a new type of state formation. He explains how global capital mobility has allowed capital to reorganize production worldwide in accordance with a whole range of considerations that allow for maximizing profit-making opportunities. This worldwide decentralization and fragmentation of the production process has taken place alongside the centralization of command and control of the global economy in transnational capital. In turn, this economic reorganization finds a political counterpart in the rise of the transnational state. In the future, Robinson argues, hegemony will be exercised not by a particular nation-state but by the new global ruling class who, regardless of their nationality, tend to share similar lifestyles and interact through expanding networks of this transnational state. In this way, the process of globalization is unifying the world into a single mode of production that is increasingly integrating different countries and regions into a new global economy and society. Robinson concludes that, because the new global capitalism is rife wit
Transnational conflicts : Central America, social change, and globalization by William I Robinson( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David and Goliath : the U.S. war against Nicaragua by William I Robinson( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Faustian bargain : U.S. intervention in the Nicaraguan elections and American foreign policy in the post-Cold War era by William I Robinson( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penetrating analysis of the controversial U.S. role in the 1990 Nicaraguan elections - the most closely monitored in history - this book exposes the intervention in the electoral process of a sovereign nation by the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of State, the National Endowment for Democracy, and private U.S.-based organizations. Robinson begins by tracing the evolution of U.S. foreign policy in recent decades and reviewing U.S.-Nicaraguan relations since the Carter administration. He then describes specific aspects of the "electoral intervention project," bringing to light the clandestine activities of U.S. officials. Finally, he examines the implications of such an undertaking for U.S. foreign policy and for social change in the Third World in the post-cold war era, arguing that it is a dangerous harbinger of a new interventionism conducted under the pretext of promoting democracy. Drawing on an extensive array of confidential documents and on interviews with representatives from U.S. and foreign government agencies, private organizations, and anti-Sandinista groups in Nicaragua, the author offers a chilling account of a foreign policy venture that was at the very least duplicitous and quite possibly illegal as well
Critical globalization studies( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Critical Globalization Studies' is a comprehensive critical volume on globalisation that balances both theory and practice. It includes pieces on contemporary globalisation theory as well as accounts of globalisation on the ground
Global capitalism and the crisis of humanity by William I Robinson( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exciting new study provides an original and provocative exposé of the crisis of global capitalism in its multiple dimensions - economic, political, social, ecological, military, and cultural. Building on his earlier works on globalization, William I. Robinson discusses the nature of the new global capitalism, the rise of a globalized production and financial system, a transnational capitalist class, and a transnational state and warns of the rise of a global police state to contain the explosive contradictions of a global capitalist system that is crisis-ridden and out of control. Robinson concludes with an exploration of how diverse social and political forces are responding to the crisis and alternative scenarios for the future"--
Globalization and postmodern politics : from Zapatistas to high tech robber barons by Roger Burbach( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whilst the role of the nation state is degraded, political and economic power is trickling away into the clutches of a transnational elite. This study examines the phenomenon and what steps grass roots movements are taking to oppose it
Haiti's new dictatorship : the coup, the earthquake and the UN occupation by Justin Podur( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1804 Haiti became the world's first independent black republic following a slave revolution. Two centuries later, ravaged by colonialism and violence, it was placed under UN military occupation. This book charts the country's recent history, from the 2004 coup against President Aristide to the devastating 2010 earthquake, revealing a shocking story of abuse and indifference by international forces. Justin Podur unmasks the grim reality of a supposedly benign international occupation, arguing that the denial of sovereignty is the fundamental cause of Haiti's problems."--Back cover
We will not be silenced : the academic repression of Israel's critics by William I Robinson( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As criticism continues to mount over Israel's violation of Palestinian human rights and of international law, campaigns to silence and repress those who speak out have grown alarmingly. College and university campuses across the United States now find themselves at the centre stage of this conflict over free speech: scholars have been turned away from jobs, denied tenure and promotion, rejected for funding, and expelled from institutions, while student organisations have faced harassment and sanctions. We Will Not Be Silenced contains fourteen testimonials from scholars and students from a variety of backgrounds, whose struggle to defend their academic freedom and free speech has garnered widespread public and international attention
La democracia en Cuba y el diferendo con los Estados Unidos by Haroldo Dilla Alfonso( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Spanish and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una teoría sobre el capitalismo global : producción, clases y estado en un mundo transnacional by William I Robinson( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization on the ground : postbellum Guatemalan democracy and development by Christopher K Chase-Dunn( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents research, analysis, and reflections on the major issues of Guatemalan development and democracy: the role of the military, the involvement of Mayan communities in national development, the possible emergence of more inclusive political institutions and the roles of international forces and agencies in Guatemalan social change. The chapters in this book are written by some of the most prominent scholars and public policy experts from Guatemala and the United States
Conflictos transnacionales : Centroamérica, cambio social y globalización by William I Robinson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El rol de la democracia en la política exterior norteamericana y el caso de Cuba by William I Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una contribución al debate sobre la globalización : nueve tesis sobre nuestra época by William I Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haiti's new dictatorship : the coup, the earthquake and the UN occupation by Justin Podur( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Mal)development in Central America : globalization and social change by William I Robinson( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing the aftershocks : a second track diplomatic dialogue on Nicaragua by William I Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A theory of global capitalism : production, class, and state in a transnational world
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Promoting polyarchy : globalization, US intervention, and hegemonyA theory of global capitalism : production, class, and state in a transnational worldTransnational conflicts : Central America, social change, and globalizationCritical globalization studiesGlobalization and postmodern politics : from Zapatistas to high tech robber barons
Alternative Names
Robinson, Vilijam I.

Robinson, William

William I. Robinson Amerikaans socioloog

William I. Robinson sociólogo estadounidense

William I. Robinson sociologue américain

William I. Robinson US-amerikanischer Sozial- und Politikwissenschaftler

ویلیام آی. رابینسون

라빈손, 위렴 I.

로빈슨, 윌리엄 I

뤄빈쉰, 웨이롄 I

ウィリアム・ロビンソン

Languages
English (141)

Spanish (24)