1st Edition

Re-Globalization New Frontiers of Political, Economic, and Social Globalization

Edited By Roland Benedikter, Mirjam Gruber, Ingrid Kofler Copyright 2022
    234 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    234 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Re-Globalization examines the changing face of globalization, with political, economic, and social balances in flux, and tensions increasing in many parts of the globe.

    This book discusses and problematizes the current transition phase of globalization in response to issues such as inequalities, climate change, and health crises, offering a comprehensive collection of responses to the question “what is re- globalization?” The authors discuss the various definitions and forms of re-globalization, using a range of approaches, examples, and case studies in order to shed light on this process. The analysis of the phenomenon of re- globalization – understood as an economic, political, and social process – is both inter- and transdisciplinary. This volume offers contributions from academic disciplines within the social sciences, as well as technology, global security, global studies, health, and climate and environmental sciences. Overall, the book analyzes and illustrates how globalization shifts are interconnected and how they relate to a transition in global society, proposing a framework for a series of future scenarios.

    This socio- geographically diverse book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and researchers across a broad spectrum of disciplines exploring the future of globalization.


    Mirjam Gruber, Ingrid Kofler and Roland Benedikter

    1. Re-Globalization – Aspects of a Heuristic Umbrella Term Trying to Encompass Contemporary Change: An Introductory Overview

    Roland Benedikter

    Part 1: Economics, Politics and Society

    2. Deglobalization or Reglobalization? Unmasking the Populist Paradox

    Manfred B. Steger

    3. Rethinking Gender and Economic Globalization in the 21st Century

    Margaret A. McLaren

    4. Global Civil Society and (Re)Globalization: The Latest Chapter in a Long Story

    Louisa Parks and Niccolò Bertuzzi

    5. Democracy and its Possible Futures in the Globalized World

    Jan Spurk

    6. Re-Calibrating Globalization: Policy Coordination and Regulatory Cooperation in Times of Geopolitical Shift, Technological Change, and Climate Crisis

    Marc Uzan and Henning Vöpel

    7. The Anthropocene Dilemma: An Ecologist’s View

    Roland Psenner

    Part 2: Communication, Technology and Artificial Intelligence

    8. What Does the Concept of ‘Indifferent Globality’ Tell Us About the Making of the World Today?

    Barrie Axford

    9. All Ethics is Global: New Neuroethics in a Multipolar and Multicultural World

    James Giordano and John R. Shook

    10. The Pandemic, Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Governmentality

    Romuald Jamet and Kim Truchon

    11. Conspiracies and Risk Communication in Times of Global Panic

    Julie Alev Dilmaç

    Part 3: Global Security, Education and Work

    12. Global Health Security in an Age of Re-Globalization

    Kathryn E. Bouskill

    13. Coronavirus Challenges in the Global World of Education

    Barbara Ischinger

    14. Re-Globalization and its Challenges for High-skilled Labor and its Consequences at the Regional Level

    Ingrid Kofler and Mirjam Gruber

    Part 4: World Regions and International Relations

    15. A Matter of System? Economic Cultures and Capitalism along China's New Silk Road

    Hannes Thees, Harald Pechlaner and Wei Manske-Wang

    16. Can Africa Contribute to Re-Globalization?

    Robert Mudida

    17. The Pandemic and the Crisis in the System of International Relations

    Alexey Gromyko

    18. Latin America’s Challenge for the Twenty-first Century: Can Turmoil Ultimately Lead to Exemplary Reforms?

    Carlos Cruz Infante


    Roland Benedikter is Co- Head at the Center for Advanced Studies of Eurac Research, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, and Research Professor of Multidisciplinary Political Analysis in residence at the Willy Brandt Center of the University of Wroclaw, Poland. He is also a Member of the Future Circle of the Federal German Government, Berlin, a Regular Member of the European Academy of Science and Arts, and a Global Advisor of the Institute for Culture and Society of Western Sydney University, Australia.

    Mirjam Gruber is a Researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies of Eurac Research, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, and a PhD Student in Political Science at the University of Leipzig, Germany.

    Ingrid Kofler is a Sociologist and Senior Researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies of Eurac Research, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.