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Globalization and Transformations of Local Socioeconomic Practices

1st Edition

Edited by Ulrike Schuerkens


226 pages

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This innovative volume provides a comprehensive overview of the transformation of socio-economic practices in the global economy. The contributors offer analytical and comparative insights at the world level, with regard to the current socio-economic practices as well as an assessment of the overall economic globalization phenomenon in the global world. Through empirical case studies of different civilizations or cultures that describe situations of intertwining of local socio-economic practices and global economic modernity, this volume assesses the overall situation in the world, looking at the world as an economic system where some countries act as winners, others as losers and some as both winners and losers of economic globalization. This exceptional book will appeal to sociologists, social and cultural anthropologists, and economists interested in development.

Table of Contents


Ulrike Schuerkens

1 Transformations of Local Socio-economic Practices in a Global World: A Theoretical Approach and Some Empirical Evidence from Different World Regions

Ulrike Schuerkens

2 Contradictions of Social Responsibility – (German) Business Elites and Globalization

Peter Imbusch

3 Negotiating Neo-liberalism: Free-Market Reform in Central and Eastern Europe

Nina Bandelj

4 Mobilizing International Auditing Standards in Arenas of Political and Economic Change in Post-Soviet Russia

Andrea Mennicken

5 China’s Response to Globalization: Manufacturing Confucian Values

Thierry Pairault

6 The Export of Cultural Commodities as Impression Management: The Case of Thailand

Frederick F. Wherry

7 Informal and Formal Economy in Caracas: Street Vending and Globalization

Mathilde Gauvain

8 Common roots, shared traits, joint prospects? On the Articulation of Multiple Modernities in Benin and Haiti

Dirk Kohnert

9 Rethinking “Free-Trade” Practices in Contemporary Togo: Women Entrepreneurs in the Global Textile Trade

Nina Sylvanus

10 Outcomes and Perspectives

Ulrike Schuerkens


About the Editor

Schuerkens is a Lecturer at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (France)

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General