Globalization has changed the context for, and the organizational forms of, politics, unleashing forces in support of, and in opposition to, the globalization dynamic. Investigating the dynamics of change and development in two regions of the world economy, Latin America and Asia, this book evaluates these forces, their political dynamics, and the responses of governments and citizens.
'This book is a timely and important contribution to the next phase of the debate on globalization. The focus on positive and negative consequences and the politics of social responses to globalization is precisely where the discussion should be going.' Barry K. Gills, University of Newcastle, UK
Contents: Introduction. The Theory and Practice of Globalization: World development: globalization or imperialism? James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer; Aid and adjustment: policy reform and regression, James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer; Imperial counter-offensive: challenges and opportunities, James Petras. The Macrodynamics of Globalization: Denationalization of Mexico: the World Bank in action, John Saxe-FernÃ¡ndez and Gian Carlo Delgado-Ramos; Restructuring Latin American labour and the World Bank, Henry Veltmeyer; Cuba and Venezuela in an era of globalization, George W. Schuyler; Asia's post-crisis regionalism: the state in, the US out, Paul Bowles. The Dynamics of Antiglobalization: Reflections on power and globalization, Noam Chomsky; The antiglobalization movement: juggernaut or jalopy? Adam David Morton; The antinomies of antiglobalization, Henry Veltmeyer; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.