New Perspectives on Globalization and Antiglobalization
Prospects for a New World Order?
This completely revised and updated sequel to Globalization and Antiglobalization advances our understanding of the dynamics of neoliberal globalization and draws our attention towards efforts to construct 'another world' beyond neoliberalism. To advance our understanding of these forces and associated processes, the collection brings together eleven specialists in the political economy of international relations and globalization to reflect on and analyze the diverse dimensions of the globalization process. Taking into account significant developments in the dynamics of globalization and antiglobalization over the past years, it includes a new introduction and a new conclusion as well as eight entirely new chapters contributed by authors as diverse and different in their perspectives as James Petras, Walden Bello, Norman Girvan, Paul Bowles, Terry Gibbs, Lisa Thompson and Teivo Teivainen. These dynamics are contextualized with essays on the Caribbean, Latin America, East Asia and Southern Africa. This is an invaluable volume for students, academics and activists concerned with creating a truly new world order.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Part 1 The Theory and Practice of Globalization: Globalization: a taxonomy of theoretical approaches, Paul Bowles; World development: globalization or imperialism?, James Petras; Civil society and good governance: the politics of adjustment, Henry Veltmeyer. Part 2 The Regional Macrodynamics of Globalization: Denationalizing Mexico: the World Bank in action, John Saxe-FernÃ¡ndez and Gian Carlo Delgado-Ramos; Crisis and the retreat from globalization in Asia, Walden Bello; Globalization and counter-globalization in the Caribbean, Norman Girvan; ChÃ¡vez, democracy and globalization: business as unusual, Terry Gibbs; Globalization and development in Southern Africa: a contradiction in terms?, Lisa Thompson. Part 3 The Macrodynamics of Antiglobalization: Power and globalization in the new world order, Noam Chomsky; Expanding boundaries of the political: globalization protest movements and the state, Teivo Teivainen; From globalization to antiglobalization, Henry Veltmeyer; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Henry Veltmeyer is a Professor at St Mary's University, Canada and Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Mexico
'At a time when neoliberal globalization is increasingly rejected and global capital is facing popular resistance around the world, Henry Veltmeyer's excellent collection of essays by some of the best known names in the field, exposes the perils of global capitalism and paves the way for its transformation. A much needed corrective to apologetic rationalizations of the globalization process, this book succeeds in providing a powerful critique of contemporary neoliberal globalization.' Berch Berberoglu, University of Nevada, Reno, USA 'With strong contributions from world renowned social scientists, this timely collection invites us to reconceptualize globalization and antiglobalization as phenomena fraught with contradiction. Combining incisive theoretical overviews and empirically rich case studies, New Perspectives on Globalization and Antiglobalization will be of interest to students and scholars alike.' William K. Carroll, University of Victoria, Canada This book is a real find. New Perspectives on Globalization and Anti-Globalization brings together an outstanding group of critical scholars to address some of the most urgent questions of our age. Combining rigorous analysis, careful case studies and an overriding commitment to social justice, this book is essential reading for those who wish to understand the perils of neoliberal globalization - and for those who seek to build alternatives to it.' David McNally, York University, Canada