Global Standards of Market Civilization
Edited by Brett Bowden, Leonard Seabrooke
Series Editor: Louise Amoore, Randall Germain (Series Ed), Rorden Wilkinson
Routledge – 2006 – 272 pages
Global Standards of Market Civilization brings together leading scholars, representing a range of political views, to investigate how global 'standards of market civilization' have emerged, their justification, and their political, economic and social impact.
Key chapters show how as the modern state system has evolved such standards have also developed, incorporating the capacity for social cooperation and self-government to which states must conform in order to fully participate as legitimate members in international society. This study analyzes their justification, and their political, economic and social impact. Civilization is a term widely used within modern political discourse its meaning, yet it is poorly understood and misused.
This book will be of strong interest to students and scholars in wide range of fields relating to the study of globalization including: international political economy; international political theory; international relations theory; comparative political economy; international law; historical sociology; and economic history.
Introduction 1. Civilizing Markets through Global Standards Brett Bowden and Leonard Seabrooke Part 1: Conceptual History 2. Civilization, Standards, and Markets Brett Bowden 3. Civilizing Peoples through State Citizenship and Democracy Barry Hindess 4. Civilizing Market Standards and the Moral Self Matthew Watson 5. Civilizing the Global Economy: Racism and the Continuity of Anglo-Saxon Imperialism John M. Hobson 6. Civilizing the Bad: Ethical Problems with Neoliberal Approaches to Corruption Mlada Bukovansky Part 2: Contemporary Cases 7. Civilizing Techniques: Transparency International and the Spread of Anti-Corruption Peter Larmour 8. Civilizing International Monetary Systems Michael J. Oliver 9. Civilizing Labor Markets: The World Bank in Central Asia André Broome 10. Civilizing through Transparency: The International Monetary Fund Jacqueline Best 11. Civilizing Global Capital Markets: Room to Groove? Leonard Seabrooke 12. Civilizing Tax Havens: The OECD and the Harmful Tax Practices Initiative Gemma Kyle 13. Civilizing Drugs: Intellectual Property Rights in Global Pharmaceutical Markets Jillian Clare Cohen 14. Civilizing Global Trade: Alterglobalizers and the ‘Double Movement’ Geoffrey A. Pigman Conclusion 15. Civilizing Global Market Standards: Double-Edged Discourses and their Policy Implications Leonard Seabrooke and Brett Bowden