Six Faces of Globalization Book

Six Faces of Globalization

  • Author : Anthea Roberts
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674269828

Six Faces of Globalization Excerpt :

An essential guide to the intractable public debates about the virtues and vices of economic globalization, cutting through the complexity to reveal the fault lines that divide us and the points of agreement that might bring us together. Globalization has lifted millions out of poverty. Globalization is a weapon the rich use to exploit the poor. Globalization builds bridges across national boundaries. Globalization fuels the populism and great-power competition that is tearing the world apart. When it comes to the politics of free trade and open borders, the camps are dug in, producing a kaleidoscope of claims and counterclaims, unlikely alliances, and unexpected foes. But what exactly are we fighting about? And how might we approach these issues more productively? Anthea Roberts and Nicolas Lamp cut through the confusion with an indispensable survey of the interests, logics, and ideologies driving these intractable debates, which lie at the heart of so much political dispute and decision making. The authors expertly guide us through six competing narratives about the virtues and vices of globalization: the old establishment view that globalization benefits everyone (win-win), the pessimistic belief that it threatens us all with pandemics and climate change (lose-lose), along with various rival accounts that focus on specific winners and losers, from China to America’s rust belt. Instead of picking sides, Six Faces of Globalization gives all these positions their due, showing how each deploys sophisticated arguments and compelling evidence. Both globalization’s boosters and detractors will come away with their eyes opened. By isolating the fundamental value conflicts—growth versus sustainability, efficiency versus social stability—driving disagreement and show where rival narratives converge, Roberts and Lamp provide a holistic framework for understanding current debates. In doing so, they showcase a more integrative way of thinking about complex problems.

From Global to Local Book
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From Global to Local

  • Author : Finbarr Livesey
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2017-09-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101871225

From Global to Local Excerpt :

This brilliantly original book dismantles the underlying assumptions that drive the decisions made by companies and governments throughout the world, to show that our shared narrative of the global economy is deeply flawed. If left unexamined, they will lead corporations and countries astray, with dire consequences for us all. For the past fifty years or so, the global economy has been run on three big assumptions: that globalization will continue to spread, that trade is the engine of growth and development, and that economic power is moving from the West to the East. More recently, it has also been taken as a given that our interconnectedness—both physical and digital—will increase without limit. But what if all these ideas are wrong? What if everything is about to change? What if it has already begun to change but we just haven't noticed? Increased automation, the advent of additive manufacturing (3D printing, for example), and changes in shipping and environmental pressures, among other factors, are coming together to create a fast-changing global economic landscape in which the rules are being rewritten—at once a challenge and an opportunity for companies and countries alike.

Re Globalization Book

Re Globalization

  • Author : Roland Benedikter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 1003123805

Re Globalization Excerpt :

"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 trans-disciplinary. 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"--

At the Margins of Globalization Book

At the Margins of Globalization

  • Author : Sergio Puig
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-05-13
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108497640

At the Margins of Globalization Excerpt :

This book explores how Indigenous Peoples are impacted by globalization and the cult of the individual that often accompanies the phenomenon.

Whither Globalization  Book

Whither Globalization

  • Author : James H. Mittelman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-10-21
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134295159

Whither Globalization Excerpt :

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.

Geographies of Globalization Book

Geographies of Globalization

  • Author : Warwick E. Murray
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-09-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135281779

Geographies of Globalization Excerpt :

Geographies of Globalization 2nd edition offers an animated and fully-updated exposition of the geographical impacts of globalization and the contribution of human geography to studies and debates in this area. Energetic and engaging, this book: • Illustrates how the core principles of human geography – such as space and scale – lead to a better understanding of the phenomenon • Debates the historical evolution of globalized society • Analyses the interconnected economic, political and cultural geographies of globalization • Examines the impact of global transformations ‘on the ground’ using examples from six continents • Discusses the three global crises currently facing the world – inequality, the environment and unstable capitalism most recently manifested in the Great Recession • Articulates a human geographical framework for progressive globalization and approaching solutions to the problems we face Boxed sections highlight key concepts and innovative work by geographers as well as topical and lively debates concerning current global trends. The book is also generously illustrated with a wide range of Figures, photographs, and maps.

Rethinking Globalization Book

Rethinking Globalization

  • Author : Bill Bigelow
  • Publisher : Rethinking Schools
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN 10 : 9780942961287

Rethinking Globalization Excerpt :

Presents lessons and activities covering the topics of social justice and globalization.

Globalization and Inequality Book

Globalization and Inequality

  • Author : Elhanan Helpman
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674988934

Globalization and Inequality Excerpt :

Globalization is not the primary cause of rising inequality. That is the conclusion of this penetrating study by Elhanan Helpman, a leading expert on international trade. If we wish to curb inequality while protecting what is best about globalization, he shows, we must start with a clear view of how globalization does, and does not, shape our world.

Globalization Book
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  • Author : John Glenn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-08-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134530984

Globalization Excerpt :

Rather than claim that there exists a common concept of globalization that all parties can agree to, this book seeks to examine some of the conceptions and the way in which they render different interpretations of particular aspects of globalization. The last two decades have witnessed an explosive proliferation of academic writings on the subject of globalization, which has been accompanied by a high level of interest in the media and widespread usage of the term. This has inevitably resulted in the meaning of the concept broadening to include a whole host of issues, running the attendant risk of losing any conceptual focus it had. John Glenn examines five issue areas affected by globalization: the economy sovereignty civil society governance communication. In so doing, the book aims to articulate certain questions within each area, which will allow for some judgment to be made concerning the differing perspectives on globalization. Globalization will be of interest to students of international political economy and politics and international relations in general.

The End of Globalization Book

The End of Globalization

  • Author : Harold JAMES
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674039087

The End of Globalization Excerpt :

Globalization is here. Signified by an increasingly close economic interconnection that has led to profound political and social change around the world, the process seems irreversible. In this book, however, Harold James provides a sobering historical perspective, exploring the circumstances in which the globally integrated world of an earlier era broke down under the pressure of unexpected events. James examines one of the great historical nightmares of the twentieth century: the collapse of globalism in the Great Depression. Analyzing this collapse in terms of three main components of global economics--capital flows, trade, and international migration--James argues that it was not simply a consequence of the strains of World War I but resulted from the interplay of resentments against all these elements of mobility, as well as from the policies and institutions designed to assuage the threats of globalism. Could it happen again? There are significant parallels today: highly integrated systems are inherently vulnerable to collapse, and world financial markets are vulnerable and unstable. While James does not foresee another Great Depression, his book provides a cautionary tale in which institutions meant to save the world from the consequences of globalization--think WTO and IMF, in our own time--ended by destroying both prosperity and peace.

Globalization and Its New Divides Book

Globalization and Its New Divides

  • Author : Bastiaan de Gaay Fortman
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114334175

Globalization and Its New Divides Excerpt :

Most of the contributions in this volume originated as papers for two workshops of the Anniversary Conference of Tilburg University that was held in Tilburg, the Netherlands , on 26-28 March 2003. The Conference was entitled ""Sustainable Ties in the Information Society."" One of the workshops was on ""The Information Society and Its Discontents: The Search for ‘New' Recipes and Reform""; the other one was on ""Social Cohesion, Information Society and Education."" In light of obvious overlap of themes and content, after the Conference it was decided to join the efforts of the two work shops, and to strive for an integrated publication.

Africa and the New Globalization Book

Africa and the New Globalization

  • Author : George Klay Kieh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317184539

Africa and the New Globalization Excerpt :

Globalization is not a new phenomenon in the international system. However, the various phases of globalization have had divergent scopes, actors, dimensions and dynamics - that is, each of the phases of globalization can be differentiated according to these terms. Against this background, this book focuses on the 'new globalization', a phase that emerged when the Cold War ended and which is, significantly, the most expansive and technologically advanced of all the phases of globalization. The contributors identify and discuss many of the frontier issues in Africa that are being impacted by the dynamics of this new globalization - debt, human rights, development, state sovereignty, the environment, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The volume will hold particular interest for students, scholars and researchers of African and development politics.

New Age Globalization Book

New Age Globalization

  • Author : A. Ahmad
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-07-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137319494

New Age Globalization Excerpt :

Using the frameworks of systems theory, modernization, and the world system, New Age Globalization presents a composite multilevel, multidirectional picture of globalization informed by eight different but interdependent subsystems.

Straight Talk on Trade Book

Straight Talk on Trade

  • Author : Dani Rodrik
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691196084

Straight Talk on Trade Excerpt :

Deftly navigating the tensions among globalization, national sovereignty, and democracy, Straight Talk on Trade presents an indispensable commentary on today's world economy and its dilemmas, and offers a visionary framework at a critical time when it is most needed.

Globalization  The Reader Book

Globalization The Reader

  • Author : John Benyon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136782404

Globalization The Reader Excerpt :

Globalization: The Reader addresses the big issues: communications and global media, political economy, cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity, new technologies, tourism, beliefs, and identity.