Written by two leading scholars of global politics, Globalization: the return of borders to a borderless world? is a major new book for students of globalization. It describes and explains globalization and its origins, and examines its future in light of key recent political and global trends and events.
This book will be essential reading for all students of globalization, and will be of great interest to students of global politics and global governance.
Introduction. 1. What is Globalization? 2. Globalization in Historical Perspective 3. Essentials of Globalization 4. Globalization and Information and Communication Technologies 5. The Global versus the Local 6. The Normative Implications of Globalization 7. Regional Dynamics: Europe and Asia 8. Regional Dynamics: Russia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa 9. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back? 10. The Balance Sheet