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Rethinking Globalizations


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This series is designed to break new ground in the literature on globalisation and its academic and popular understanding. Rather than perpetuating or simply reacting to the economic understanding of globalisation, this series seeks to capture the term and broaden its meaning to encompass a wide range of issues and disciplines and convey a sense of alternative possibilities for the future.

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Globalization, the City and Civil Society in Pacific Asia The Social Production of Civic Spaces

Globalization, the City and Civil Society in Pacific Asia: The Social Production of Civic Spaces

1st Edition

Edited By Mike Douglass, K.C. Ho, Giok Ling Ooi
September 30, 2010

Globalization, the City and Civil Society in Pacific Asia presents a detailed examination of the underlying issues of urban life in the Far East. Leading authorities on globalization and politics in the region cover key themes of continuity and change: relationships between civil society and the ...

Dying Empire U.S. Imperialism and Global Resistance

Dying Empire: U.S. Imperialism and Global Resistance

1st Edition

By Francis Shor
November 23, 2009

By the 1970s the global hegemony established by an American Empire in the post-World War II period faced increasing resistance abroad and contradictions at home. Contextualizing that hegemony, resistance and contradictions is the focus of Dying Empire. Presenting a wide-ranging synthesis of ...

Limits to Globalization North-South Divergence

Limits to Globalization: North-South Divergence

1st Edition

By William R. Thompson, Rafael Reuveny
August 25, 2009

In the post-Cold War era, economic globalization has loomed, at least for some, as the world system's next crisis carrier, creating winners and losers and trampling on the distinctiveness of local cultures. Yet the liberal assumption is that if the market does its job, the poor will catch up to the...

Global Poverty, Ethics and Human Rights The Role of Multilateral Organisations

Global Poverty, Ethics and Human Rights: The Role of Multilateral Organisations

1st Edition

By Desmond McNeill, Asunción Lera StClair
March 04, 2009

Severe poverty is one of the greatest moral challenges of our times. But what place, if any, do ethical thinking and questions of global justice have in the policies and practice of international organizations? This books examines this question in depth, based on an analysis of the two major ...

Rethinking Insecurity, War and Violence Beyond Savage Globalization?

Rethinking Insecurity, War and Violence: Beyond Savage Globalization?

1st Edition

Edited By Damian Grenfell, Paul James
September 09, 2008

Rethinking Insecurity, War and Violence: Beyond Savage Globalization? is a collection of essays by scholars intent on rethinking the mainstream security paradigms. Overall, this collection is intended to provide a broad and systematic analysis of the long-term sources of political, military and ...

The Political Economy of Global Security War, Future Crises and Changes in Global Governance

The Political Economy of Global Security: War, Future Crises and Changes in Global Governance

1st Edition

By Heikki Patomäki
July 21, 2008

What are the possibilities for and conditions of global security in the 21st century? This book provides an innovative study of future wars, crises and transformations of the global political economy. It brings together economic theory, political economy, peace and conflict research, philosophy ...

Global Economy Contested Power and Conflict across the International Division of Labour

Global Economy Contested: Power and Conflict across the International Division of Labour

1st Edition

Edited By Marcus Taylor
June 25, 2008

Although much has been written on the topic of economic globalization, few volumes examine the social foundations of the global economy in a way that puts power and contestation at the forefront of the analysis. This book addresses this gap by emphasizing the contested social processes that ...

Globalization as Evolutionary Process Modeling Global Change

Globalization as Evolutionary Process: Modeling Global Change

1st Edition

Edited By George Modelski, Tessaleno Devezas, William R. Thompson
February 19, 2008

The term globalization has gained widespread popularity; yet most treatments are either descriptive and/or focused on changes in economic interconnectivity. In this volume the concept is seen in broader terms as leading international experts from a range of disciplines develop a long-term analysis ...

Globalization and Contestation The New Great Counter-Movement

Globalization and Contestation: The New Great Counter-Movement

1st Edition

By Ronaldo Munck
December 26, 2006

Globalization is undoubtedly the great overarching paradigm of our era. However, there is still little agreement on what globalization actually ‘is’ and some do not accept that it ‘is’ anything at all. This new book addresses the contestation of globalization by the anti- or counter-globalization ...

Whither Globalization? The Vortex of Knowledge and Ideology

Whither Globalization?: The Vortex of Knowledge and Ideology

1st Edition

By James H. Mittelman
January 07, 2005

Globalization is usually said to be about markets, power, and culture. This innovative book goes further, arguing that globalization may also be understood as a way of knowing and representing the world. Mittelman debunks several prevalent myths about globalization and 'anti-globalization', ...

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