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1st Edition

Globalization and Transformations of Local Socioeconomic Practices

Edited By

Ulrike Schuerkens

ISBN 9780415541350
Published March 21, 2013 by Routledge
226 Pages

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Book Description

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

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