The Globalization Reader

The Globalization Reader
A Book

by Frank J. Lechner,John Boli

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2020-01-07
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN : 1119409942
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An introduction to the issues surrounding the complex and controversial realities of today's interconnected world, the revised sixth edition Since its initial publication, The Globalization Reader has been lauded for its comprehensive coverage of the issues surrounding globalization. Now in its sixth edition, the Reader has been thoroughly revised and updated and continues to review the most important global trends. Including readings by a variety of authors, the text offers a wide-ranging and authoritative introduction to the political, economic, cultural, and experiential aspects of globalization. The updated sixth edition presents the most accessible and comprehensive review of current debates and research. Contributions from scholars, activists, and organizations provide balanced viewpoints and expert coverage of the many aspects of globalization. The Globalization Reader offers readings on an exciting range of new topics as well as retaining key globalization topics such as the experience of globalization, economic and political globalization, the role of media and religion in cultural globalization, women’s rights, environmentalism, global civil society, and the alternative globalization movement. This important resource: Covers the many complex dimensions of globalization Includes contributions from many of the most prominent globalization scholars Presents concise and informative introductions to each major topic Offers compelling discussion questions for each section Contains readings on a variety of new topics such as migration, medical tourism, state policy regarding abortion and same-sex sexual relations, the UN Global Compact, climate justice, and more Written for students in undergraduate and graduate courses in sociology, political science, anthropology and geography, the revised sixth edition covers courses such as globalization, comparative political economy, international relations and similar topics.

Why Globalization Works

Why Globalization Works
A Book

by Martin Wolf

  • Publisher : Yale Nota Bene
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 9780300107777
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Meticulous, well-structured, and persuasive." Martin Vander Weyer, Spectator

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction
A Book

by Manfred Steger

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2013-04-04
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 0199662665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores globalization from economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental perspectives, discussing the major causes and consequences of globalization and whether it is a good or bad phenomenon.

Dictionary of Globalization

Dictionary of Globalization
A Book

by Andrew Jones

  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release : 2006-09-07
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 0745634400
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides an overview of the contemporary globalization debate, bringing together the disparate elements of an ever-growing literature. This dictionary comprises an A-Z of entries covering various aspects of the globalization debate from 9/11 to Zapatistas, and more. It is aimed at students, researchers, policy-makers and others.

Globalization

Globalization
A Book

by Malcolm Waters

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 9780415238533
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This study provides an introduction to the main arguments about the globalization process. It examines the theoretical and conceptual issues with substantive examples.

The Globalization of World Politics

The Globalization of World Politics
An Introduction to International Relations

by John Baylis,Steve Smith,Patricia Owens

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN : 0199656177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This title provides an introduction to international relations (IR), supporting over 300,000 students taking their first steps in IR and beyond.

Two Faces of Globalization

Two Faces of Globalization
Munificent and Malevolent

by Dilip K. Das

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Pub
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9781848445253
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Like the ancient Roman god Janus, globalization has two faces, one benign and the other malign. In this comprehensive and authoritative book, Dilip K. Das fills a gap in the literature by examining both aspects of the contemporary phase of economic globalization.

Globalization

Globalization
North-south Perspectives

by John Glenn

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 041525096X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rather than claim that there exists a common concept of globalization that all parties can agree to, this book seeks to examine some of the conceptions and the way in which they render different interpretations of particular aspects of globalization. The last two decades have witnessed an explosive proliferation of academic writings on the subject of globalization, which has been accompanied by a high level of interest in the media and widespread usage of the term. This has inevitably resulted in the meaning of the concept broadening to include a whole host of issues, running the attendant risk of losing any conceptual focus it had. John Glenn examines five issue areas affected by globalization: the economy sovereignty civil society governance communication. In so doing, the book aims to articulate certain questions within each area, which will allow for some judgment to be made concerning the differing perspectives on globalization. Globalization will be of interest to students of international political economy and politics and international relations in general.

Institutional Change and Globalization

Institutional Change and Globalization
A Book

by John L. Campbell

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2004-08-15
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 9780691089218
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is about some of the most important problems confronting social scientists who study institutions and institutional change. It is also about globalization, particularly the frequent claim that globalization is transforming national political and economic institutions as never before.

Globalization

Globalization
The Essentials

by George Ritzer,Paul Dean

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2018-12-14
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 1119315255
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A concise exploration of globalization and its role in the contemporary era Driven by technological advancements and global corporations, more and more people are swept up by globalizing processes, creating new winners and losers. Globalization: The Essentials explores the flows, structures, processes, and consequences of globalization in the modern economic, political, and cultural landscape. This comprehensive introduction offers balanced coverage of areas such as global economic and cultural flows, environmental sustainability, the impact of technology, and racial, economic, and gender inequality — providing readers with foundational knowledge of globalization. Extensively revised and updated, this second edition includes expanded coverage of human trafficking and migration, global climate change, fake news and information wars, and transnational social movements with increased emphasis on examples from Central and South America, Africa, and Asia: Offers a straightforward approach to the multiple facets of globalization and their positive and negative influences on contemporary society Employs unique metaphors and a coherent narrative structure to promote intuitive understanding of abstract concepts Introduces cutting-edge research, updated statistics, and real-world examples in areas such as rising global populism, social justice movements, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies Provides an efficient and flexible pedagogical structure, allowing integration with instructor’s own course material Emphasizing student comprehension, a wide range of source material is incorporated including empirical research, relevant theories, newspaper and magazine articles, and popular books and monographs. Examples of current research and recent global developments, such as emerging economies and global health concerns, encourage classroom discussion and promote independent study. Globalization: The Essentials — a compact edition of the authors’ full-sized textbook Globalization: A Basic Text — provides concise coverage of the central concepts of this dynamic field. Offering a multidisciplinary approach, this textbook is an invaluable primary or supplemental resource for undergraduate study in any social science field, as well as coursework on economics, migration, inequality and stratification, and politics.

Rethinking Globalization

Rethinking Globalization
Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World

by Bill Bigelow,Bob Peterson

  • Publisher : Rethinking Schools
  • Release : 2002-01-01
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 0942961285
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents lessons and activities covering the topics of social justice and globalization.

Globalization and Economic Integration

Globalization and Economic Integration
Winners and Losers in the Asia-Pacific

by Noel Gaston,Ahmed M. Khalid

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Pub
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 9781848448612
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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`Noel Gaston and Ahmed M. Khalid's volume offers fascinating insights on the development, causes, and consequences of globalization in the Asia-Pacific. The outstanding collection of articles combines theory with rigorous econometrics, making the book a must-read for every student of globalization. At a time where the global crisis gave new arguments to the critics of globalization, the questions raised in this book, and the answers given, are essential reading for academics and politicians alike.'-Axel Dreher, University of Goettingen, Germany Given the importance of globalization in today's world, this salutary and timely book explores how globalization is specifically shaping the Asia-Pacific. It investigates future prospects and challenges, identifies the key winners and losers, and concludes in many cases that the portents for globalization are not particularly promising. Prominent economists and policy scholars examine a wide range of topics pertinent to globalization and economic integration in the Asia-Pacific, encompassing macroeconomic coordination and financial market integration; regionalism and preferential trade agreements; and immigration and labor markets, including gender issues and the impact of outsourcing. Through these analyses, the expert contributors illustrate the importance of market participants and regulators clearly understanding the risks associated with the present stage of globalization. They show that national policy makers need to reconfigure the regulatory framework following international lessons from previous financial crises experienced in the last two decades, and that financial literacy is essential for market participants, especially in emerging economies. Many of the issues discussed will prove useful in promoting the development of a new international financial architecture, comprising measures that will help reap the full benefits of globalization. This stimulating and challenging book will strongly appeal to academics, advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, and policy makers in the fields of Asian studies, international economics, and international business.

Introducing Globalization

Introducing Globalization
Ties, Tensions, and Uneven Integration

by Matthew Sparke

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-05
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1118241118
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Designed specifically for introductory globalization courses, Introducing Globalization helps students to develop informed opinions about globalization, inviting them to become participants rather than just passive learners. Identifies and explores the major economic, political and social ties that comprise contemporary global interdependency Examines a broad sweep of topics, from the rise of transnational corporations and global commodity chains, to global health challenges and policies, to issues of worker solidarity and global labor markets, through to emerging forms of global mobility by both business elites and their critics Written by an award-winning teacher, and enhanced throughout by numerous empirical examples, maps, tables, an extended bibliography, glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading and student research Supported by additional web resources – available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/sparke – including hot links to news reports, examples of globalization and other illustrative sites, and archived examples of student projects Engage with fellow readers of Introducing Globalization on the book's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IntroducingGlobalization, or learn more about this topic by enrolling in the free Coursera course Globalization and You at www.coursera.org/course/globalization

Globalization and Entrepreneurship

Globalization and Entrepreneurship
Policy and Strategy Perspectives

by Hamid Etemad,Richard W. Wright

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Globalization has begun to dismantle the barriers that traditionally segregated local business opportunities and local firms from their international counterparts. The works in this collection provide new insights on both traditional and emerging aspects of small and medium sized enterprises.

Populism Versus the New Globalization

Populism Versus the New Globalization
A Book

by Barrie Axford

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2021-01-27
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1529738318
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Populism and globalization are shorthand for the temper of our times. Populism is usually cast as globalization’s nemesis, a backlash against worldwide connectivity, while globalization is often said to be in retreat or even demise. This book takes issue with both interpretations, claiming instead that while populism of all shades tends to be anti-globalist, the globalism it is pitted against has changed dramatically in recent years and is increasingly decentred, destabilized, contingent, multipolar, and multidirectional. Axford paints a picture of this new globalization and dissects the strains of postmodern populism that both contest it and are its expression. Attention to the current surge of populism also affords purchase on an axial feature of our turbulent and globalized world—the imbrication or antithesis of local and global, of difference and sameness. This is an interdisciplinary examination of populism as a factor in global change, drawing on international politics, sociology, and global studies.

Globalization and Transport

Globalization and Transport
A Book

by Kenneth Button,Henry Vega

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Pub
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 727
  • ISBN : 9781848442191
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The field of globalization and transport has witnessed a surge in interest over the past two decades with scholars questioning the reasoning behind its growth, its impact on the environment and trade as well as its effect on the development of cities and supply chain logistics. the editors have selected seminal works from leading academics to address these issues and outline the diverse and controversial nature of this subject. Along with an original introduction, this timely volume will be of immense value to researchers, students and practitioners in the field of globalization and transport.

The Ages of Globalization

The Ages of Globalization
Geography, Technology, and Institutions

by Jeffrey D. Sachs

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2020-06-02
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 0231550480
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today’s most urgent problems are fundamentally global. They require nothing less than concerted, planetwide action if we are to secure a long-term future. But humanity’s story has always been on a global scale. In this book, Jeffrey D. Sachs, renowned economist and expert on sustainable development, turns to world history to shed light on how we can meet the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. Sachs takes readers through a series of seven distinct waves of technological and institutional change, starting with the original settling of the planet by early modern humans through long-distance migration and ending with reflections on today’s globalization. Along the way, he considers how the interplay of geography, technology, and institutions influenced the Neolithic revolution; the role of the horse in the emergence of empires; the spread of large land-based empires in the classical age; the rise of global empires after the opening of sea routes from Europe to Asia and the Americas; and the industrial age. The dynamics of these past waves, Sachs demonstrates, offer fresh perspective on the ongoing processes taking place in our own time—a globalization based on digital technologies. Sachs emphasizes the need for new methods of international governance and cooperation to prevent conflicts and to achieve economic, social, and environmental objectives aligned with sustainable development. The Ages of Globalization is a vital book for all readers aiming to make sense of our rapidly changing world.

Handbook on the Geographies of Globalization

Handbook on the Geographies of Globalization
A Book

by Robert Kloosterman,Virginie Mamadouh,Pieter Terhorst

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2018-11-30
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781785363832
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Processes of globalization have changed the world in many, often fundamental, ways. Increasingly these processes are being debated and contested. This Handbook offers a timely, rich, and critical panorama of these multifaceted developments from a geographical perspective. This Handbook explores the myriad of ways in which differing cross-border flows - of people, goods, services, capital, information, pollution and cultures - have (re)shaped concrete places across the globe and how these places, in turn, shape those flows. With original contributions from leading scholars from across the globe, the Handbook positions globalization in a broader historical perspective, presenting a variety of geographical examples so that readers can better understand these processes. Regional studies and economic and human geography scholars will find this an invaluable resource for exploring the key topics of the geographies of globalization. Lecturers and advanced students will also find the detailed case studies useful to help explain the fundamental concepts outlined in the book.

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Globalization

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Globalization
A Book

by Leo McCann

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2018-01-29
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1526448270
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Globalization, the author explores the various intermingled aspects that make up the processes and controversies of globalization; he discusses the history and rise of the concept, sceptical and critical ideas about it, the debates around a global culture, and the implications of globalization for work, business, management and organizations. Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the ‘Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap’ series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way. Suitable for students of international business and anybody interested in the concept of globalization.

The False Dilemma

The False Dilemma
Globalization: Opportunity Or Threat

by Oscar Ugarteche

  • Publisher : Zed Books
  • Release : 2000-10-16
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This powerfully persuasive book argues that a false dilemma is being forced on the nations of the South. Must these countries integrate their economies via export led growth or face economic marginalization and stagnation? The idea runs counter to the actual evidence of economic history. Nor is it inevitable that state and market be in diametric opposition. What is more, the roots of current global economic instability lie not in the South, but in an enduring crisis of the productivity of capital in the G-7 countries.