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Globalization : a critical introduction

Author: Jan Aart Scholte
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A systematically revised and updated new edition of a highly acclaimed text which was an immediate bestseller on courses around the world. The second edition takes a broader perspective giving increased coverage of other dimensions of globalization alongside its core focus on the rise of supraterritoriality which, the author argues, is globalization's most distinctive feature.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Aart Scholte
ISBN: 0230212077 9780230212077 9780230368019 0230368018
OCLC Number: 926316926
Notes: Previous edition: Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000.
Description: 1 online resource (400 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Boxes; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; Framework of analysis; Change and continuity; Normative and policy issues; PART I: FRAMEWORK OF ANALYSIS; 1 Globalization Debates; Main points of this chapter; Where to start?; Continuity or change?; Liberation or shackles?; What to do?; Conclusion; 2 Defining Globalization; Main points of this chapter; Rise of the g-word; Starting premises for definition; Redundant concepts of globalization; A way forward; Qualifications; Conclusion. 3 Globalization in HistoryMain points of this chapter; Intimations of globality: to the nineteenth century; Incipient globalization: to the mid-twentieth century; Contemporary accelerated globalization; Conclusion; 4 Explaining Globalization; Main points of this chapter; Contending theories; An eclectic synthesis; Conclusion; PART II: CHANGE AND CONTINUITY; 5 Globalization and Production: From Capitalism to Hypercapitalism; Main points of this chapter; Expanded commodification; Altered organization; Conclusion; 6 Globalization and Governance: From Statism to Polycentrism. Main points of this chapterThe obsolescence of statism; The reconstructed state; Multi-scalar public governance; Privatized governance; (Global) civil society; Conclusion; 7 Globalization and Identity: From Nationalism to Hybridization; Main points of this chapter; Globalization and the nationality principle; Plural national identities; Nonterritorial identities; Hybridization; Conclusion; 8 Globalization and Knowledge: From Rationalism to Reflexivity; Main points of this chapter; Epistemology; Ontology; Methodology; Aesthetics; Conclusion; PART III: NORMATIVE AND POLICY ISSUES. 9 Globalization and (In)SecurityMain points of this chapter; Peace; Crime; Ecological integrity; Health; Poverty; Financial stability; Employment; Working conditions; Identity; Knowledge; Social cohesion; Conclusion; 10 Globalization and (In)Equality; Main points of this chapter; Class inequalities; Country inequalities; Gender inequalities; Other inequalities; Conclusion; 11 Globalization and (Un)Democracy; Main points of this chapter; The limits of statist liberal democracy; Citizen ignorance; Institutional process failures; Structural inequalities; Conclusion. 12 (Re)constructing Future GlobalizationsMain points of this chapter; General policy strategy; Enhancing human security; Enhancing social equality; Enhancing democracy; Towards implementation; Conclusion; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Responsibility: Jan Aart Scholte.

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A systematically revised and updated new edition of a highly acclaimed text which was an immediate bestseller on courses around the world. The second edition takes a broader perspective giving increased coverage of other dimensions of globalization alongside its core focus on the rise of supraterritoriality which, the author argues, is globalization's most distinctive feature.

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