1st Edition

Globalization State of the Art and Perspectives

By Stefan A. Schirm Copyright 2007
    248 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    248 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Globalization is the first volume which systematically encompasses the debates and the results of research of political scientists on all core aspects of the interrelation between politics and economics in the process of globalization.

    This volume shows how research on globalization has reached a degree of differentiation and depth that makes it necessary and attractive to assess the state-of-the-art and perspectives for further research. With contributions from international experts including Andreas Busch, Nadine Haase and Edgar Grande.

    Part One: Core Arguments of the Debate

    Andreas Busch: The Globalization Debate: Structure, Core Hypotheses and Theoretical Basis, Maria Behrens and Georg Simonis: The Limits of Globalization, Edgar Grande, Markus König, Patrick Pfister and Paul Sterzel: Globalization, Political Transnationalization and the Future of the State

    Part Two: Policy Areas

    Reimut Zohlnhöfer: Financial Adjustment to the International Economy. Theoretical Approaches, Ulrich Dolata and Robert Kaiser: Innovation Policy in Global Competition, Thomas Rixen: International Governance in the Asymmetric Prisoners Dilemma: The OECD Project to Regulate Harmful Tax Competition, Nadine Haase: The Polical Economy of Energy: Globalization and Governance

    Part Three: States as Actors in Global Governance

    Stefan A. Schirm: Why Do National Positions on Global Economic Governance Diverge? Endogenous Interests and Norms in the International Political Economy, Hubert Zimmermann: Global Governance of International Currency Policy: Towards Anarchy?, Bettina Führmann and Sandra Wassermann: Agent or Actor: International Organizations in Global Governance

    Part Four: Non-Governmental Actors and Privatization in Global Governance

    Doris Fuchs: Transnational Corporations in Global Governance, Tanja Brühl: Unequal Partners? New Regulation Among States, Private Business and NGOs, Brigitte Young: Privatization and the Paradox of Globalization?

    Part Five: Regions in Globalization

    Joachim Betz: Globalization and Developing Countries, Thilo Bodenstein, Transformation and Liberalization: Determinants and Impact of the Integration of Transformation Countries into the World Economy, Andreas Dür: Regional Integration: Stumbling Stone or Building Block for Globalization?


    Stefan A. Schirm