Challenging conventional theories about the process and impact of globalization, The Dialectics of Globalization is from the Latin America in Global Perspective series. Through comparative analyses of case studies by leading economists, social scientists, and geographers from Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe, this volume refines the u
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- The Dialectics of Globalization: Internationalization, Regionalization, and Subregional Response -- The Myth of Globalization -- The Regional Dynamics of Global Trade: Asian, American, and European Models of Apparel Sourcing -- South and East Asia -- Globalization, Economic Integration, National States, and Regional Response in Southeast and East Asia -- Business Strategy, State Intervention, and Regionalization in East Asia -- Globalizing Vietnam: The Nation State in the Region -- Global Forces, State Responses, and Industrial Development in Singapore and Malaysia -- Latin America and the Caribbean -- Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Regional Response in the Americas -- Globalization and Regionalization in Central America -- Globalization and Regional Integration: The Brazilian Industry and Mercosur -- Globalization and the Caribbean: Reconsidering the Options -- Europe -- Globalization and the Changes in Europe's Economic Landscape -- Globalization, National State Policies, and Regional Differentiation: The Case of the United Kingdom -- Globalization, the European Market, and the Urban Regions: The Case of Southern Germany -- Conclusion -- Epilogue: Toward an Actor-Oriented Approach in the Study of the Globalization Process
Menno Vellinga is a senior lecturer at the Center for Caribbean and Latin American Studies at the University of Utrecht.