We experience the culture of globalisation every time we visit a Tandoori restaurant in Chicago, or a Pizza Hut in Hyderabad, or as we watch Bollywood films in Australia. Globalisation is a label used for a wide range of political, social and cultural phenomena, many of which are explored in this volume. The Politics and Culture of Globalisation: India and Australia brings together Indian and Australian experts in the fields of political science, international relations, philosophy, cultural theory and political economy. Its timeliness and unifying theme derive from comparisons between Indian and Australian perspectives, and analyses by Australian writers on developments in India. Indian-Australian relations are explored in several chapters. The neo-liberal form of globalisation is a key focus of critique in this volume. Several chapters examine the search for alternative forms of governance as the nation-state undergoes profound change due to global interconnectedness.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Dynamics and Dilemmas of Globalisation – Hans Löfgren and Prakash Sarangi
Making sense of globalisation
2. Justice, Globalisation and Diverse Conceptual Worlds – Michael Leahy 3. Ontology of Permanence and Change: A Critique of Globalisation – A. Raghuramaraju 4. Neo-liberal Hyperglobalism in Australian Political Thought – Geoffrey Stokes 5. Hyperglobalisation’s Casualty: The Numerical Small – Purushottama Bilimoria
Governance and globalisation
6. Globalization and Indian Federalism: Re-assertion of States’ Rights – Harihar Bhattacharyya 7. Challenges of Globalisation in Urban Local Governance – Sudha Mohan 8. Understanding Community Governance and Rural Regeneration in a Globalised World – Kevin O’Toole 9. Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals in South India: ‘Sun-rise’ Industrialisation or Global Cost-shifting of Dirty Goods Manufacturing – G.Vijay 10.India’s Drug Multinationals: Growth Strategies and Global Industry Dynamics – Hans Löfgren
11. ‘The Good Australians’: Anglo-Indians, Multiculturalism and Cosmopolitanism – Glenn D’Cruz 12. Cosmopolitanism and Tolerance – Stan van Hooft 13. Late Marxism and Parliamentary Government: Indian Communism Today – Geoff Robinson
Globalisation, Foreign Relations and Security
14. Indo-Australian Relations in the Post-Cold War Period – Y. Yagama Reddy and Ken Boutin 15. Indo-Australian Relations: Beyond Indifference – Gary Smith 16. Terror, Power and Protest – Andrew Vandenberg 17. Globalisation, ‘Glocalisation’ and South Asian Insecurity – B. Ramesh Babu
Hans Löfgren is Director of the Master of Politics and Policy Program at Deakin University, Australia. He has published extensively on the politics and economics of pharmaceuticals, for example in New Political Science (2007), Australia New Zealand Health Policy (2007) and Social Science & Medicine (2004).
Prakash Sarangi is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hyderabad. His publications include Liberal Theories of State: Contemporary Perspectives (1996) and Political Exchange and Public Policy: A Cross-National Analysis (1990).