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Whither Globalization?

The Vortex of Knowledge and Ideology, 1st Edition

By James H. Mittelman


152 pages

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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', presenting alternatives to this force and indicating the prospects for a new common sense about future world order. Drawing on considerable original research, this book shows how globalization itself and globalization studies have changed since 9/11. Compact and accessible, Whither Globalization? is a major contribution to the study of globalization by one of the leading scholars in the field and is essential reading for students of international relations and international political economy.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Power 1. The Power of Globalization Part 2: Knowledge 2. Mapping Globalization 3. Globalization: An Ascendant Paradigm? 4. Critical Globalization Studies Part 3: Ideology 5. Ideologies and the Globalization Agenda 6. 'Common-Sense' Representations of Globalization Protests (co-authored with Glenn Adler) 7. Bringing in Micro-encounters Part 4: Transformative Possibilities 8. Alterglobalization Appendix: Survey Questionnaire

About the Author

James Mittelman is Professor of International Studies at the American University, Washington D.C

About the Series

Rethinking Globalizations

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security