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Challenges of Globalization

Immigration, Social Welfare, Global Governance, 1st Edition

Edited by Andrew Sobel


212 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Vigorous debates swirl around issues of globalization, as global political economic relations in a nation-state system are complex and incompletely understood phenomena. The experiences of the late 1800's and first half of the twentieth century suggest that globalization requires nurturing to ensure that societies garner the advantages offered by globalization and manage the risks and fears unleashed by such dramatic transformation in social affairs.

Featuring contributions by experts from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including economics, political science and law, this edited volume offers a timely examination of the complexities surrounding modern globalization. Through discussion and evaluation of the problems associated with immigration, social welfare and income inequality, and global governance the book offers a significant contribution to the continuing globalization debate.

Providing both an overview of the debate and detailed discussion of specific examples, Challenges of Globalization will be of great interest to scholars of international political economy, international relations and globalization studies.

Table of Contents

1. Opportunities and Challenges Andrew Sobel 2. Sustainable Labor Migration Policies in a Globalizing World Philip Martin 3. The Last Bastions of State Sovereignty: Immigration and Nationality Go Global Stephen Legomsky 4. The Era of Free Migration: Lessons for Today Kevin O’Rourke 5. Cultural Communities in a Global Labor Market: Immigration Restrictions as Residential Segregation Howard Chang 6. Economics Versus Identity: Mass and Elite Attitudes Toward Trade, Migration and Outsourcing Mariana Medina and Andrew Sobel 7. Globalization and Inequality in Latin America and the Carribean Evelyene Huber and John Stephens 8. Capital Mobility and State Social Welfare Provisions in the Late 1800s Zahra Egal and Andrew Sobel 9. Global Governance Redefined Miles Kahler

About the Editor

Andrew C. Sobel is a member of the Department of Political Science, a Resident Fellow in the Center in Political Economy, and on the Board of Directors of the Center for the New Institutional Social Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of three books and specializes in the politics of international finance with a focus upon domestic explanations of international behaviour.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General