• History

Globalization and the Nation State

2nd Edition
Author: Robert J. Holton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 023034416X
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 6848
Does globalization mean the end of the nation state? Or are nation states able to respond to processes of global change? This impressively comprehensive book examines the connections and conflicts that exist between global and national processes, institutions and cultures. Debating and explaining controversial and contested understandings of globalization, the second edition has new content on: • hot and timely topics, from human rights and migration to new technologies and environmental sustainability • connections between globalization and global events, including the rise of China, the financial crisis and 9/11 • interdisciplinary insights from sociology, political science and economics Thought-provoking and easy to follow, this text will give students across the social sciences a thorough understanding of the history, theories and debates of globalization.

    • Political Science

Globalization and Sovereignty

Beyond the Territorial Trap
Author: John Agnew
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538105209
Category: Political Science
Page: 290
View: 2007
This provocative and important text offers a new way of thinking about sovereignty, both past and present. Distinguished geographer John Agnew boldly challenges the widely popular story that state sovereignty is in worldwide eclipse in the face of the overwhelming processes of globalization. He argues that this perception relies on ideas about sovereignty and globalization that are both overstated and misleading. Agnew contends that sovereignty-state control and authority over space is not necessarily neatly contained in state-by-state territories, nor has it ever been so. Yet the dominant image of globalization is the replacement of a territorialized world by one of networks and flows that know no borders other than those that define the Earth itself. In challenging this image, Agnew first traces the ways in which it has become commonplace. He then develops a new way of thinking about the geography of effective sovereignty and the various geographical forms in which sovereignty actually operates in the world, offering an exciting intellectual framework that breaks with the either/or thinking of state sovereignty versus globalization.

    • Business & Economics

The Sociology of Globalization


Author: Luke Martell
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745636748
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 5504
This accessible and wide–ranging book demonstrates the distinctive insights that sociology has to bring to the study of globalization. Taking in the cultural, political and economic dimensions of globalization, the book provides a thorough introduction to key debates and critically evaluates the causes and consequences of a globalizing world. In addition to topics such as America′s changing position in the world under President Obama, the growth of China as a global power and anti–globalization movements, Martell brings to the discussion other aspects of world affairs that sociologists have sometimes not focused on so much. In doing so, he underlines the importance of economic motivations and structures, and shows how power, inequality and conflict are major factors in globalization. The book argues that globalization offers many opportunities for greater interaction and participation in societies throughout the world, for instance through the media and migration, but also has dark sides such as war and nuclear proliferation, global poverty, climate change and financial crisis. This book will be an ideal companion to students across the social sciences taking courses that cover globalization, and the sociology of globalization in particular.

    • Education

Language and Minority Rights

Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Politics of Language
Author: Stephen May
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113683706X
Category: Education
Page: 448
View: 8536
The second edition addresses new theoretical and empirical developments since its initial publication, including the burgeoning influence of globalization and the relentless rise of English as the current world language. May’s broad position, however, remains largely unchanged. He argues that the causes of many of the language-based conflicts in the world today still lie with the nation-state and its preoccupation with establishing a 'common' language and culture via mass education. The solution, he suggests, is to rethink nation-states in more culturally and linguistically plural ways while avoiding, at the same time, essentializing the language-identity link. This edition, like the first, adopts a wide interdisciplinary framework, drawing on sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, sociology, political theory, education and law. It also includes new discussions of cosmopolitanism, globalization, the role of English, and language and mobility, highlighting the ongoing difficulties faced by minority language speakers in the world today.

    • Political Science

Globalization

A Basic Text
Author: George Ritzer,Paul Dean
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687132
Category: Political Science
Page: 552
View: 2634
Updated to reflect recent global developments, the second edition of Globalization: A Basic Text presents an up-to-date introduction to major trends and topics relating to globalization studies. Features updates and revisions in its accessible introduction to key theories and major topics in globalization Includes an enhanced emphasis on issues relating to global governance, emerging technology, global flows of people, human trafficking, global justice movements, and global environmental sustainability Utilizes a unique set of metaphors to introduce and explain the highly complex nature of globalization in an engaging and understandable manner Offers an interdisciplinary approach to globalization by drawing from fields that include sociology, global political economy, political science, international relations, geography, and anthropology Written by an internationally recognized and experienced author team

    • Political Science

The Problem of Order in the Global Age

Systems and Mechanisms
Author: A. Pickel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403984565
Category: Political Science
Page: 218
View: 2798
This important contribution to the study of the problem of order, which figures prominently in today's globalization debate, focuses on the role of sovereignty. It advances arguments based on psychocultural perspectives and looks at postcommunist transformations and changes in political, economic and cultural orders at all levels of social life.

    • Political Science

The Nation-state and Global Order

A Historical Introduction to Contemporary Politics
Author: Walter C. Opello,Stephen J. Rosow
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 9781588262899
Category: Political Science
Page: 319
View: 6881
Opello & Rosow argue that the current neoliberal state does not represent a new form, but is an attempt to reconstitute the managerial state in the context of globalization.

    • Political Science

Who Sings the Nation-State?

Language, Politics, Belonging
Author: Judith Butler,Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906497835
Category: Political Science
Page: 121
View: 6478
This spirited and engaging conversation between two of America’s foremost and influential cultural critics and international theorists of the last decade explores what both Enlightenment and contemporary philosophers have to say about the idea of the nation-state, who exercises power in today’s world, whether there is such a thing as a right to rights, and the past, present, and future of the state in a time of globalization. In a world of migration and shifting allegiances­ caused by cultural, economic, military, and climatic change, the nation-state, as Judith Butler and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak argue, has become a more provisional place—and its inhabitants, more stateless.

    • Social Science

Globalization and Education

Integration and Contestation across Cultures
Author: Nelly P. Stromquist,Karen Monkman
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475805292
Category: Social Science
Page: 362
View: 5133
We offer in this book a collection of chapters that reflect a broad range of issues linking globalization to education in an accessible yet theoretically grounded and detailed form. The authors analyze phenomena on the global plane, in local spaces, and in the connections between the global and the local.

    • Political Science

Globalization

The Essentials
Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444393576
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
View: 6010
Essentials of Globalization is a highly useful compact edition of the author's full-scale textbook, Globalization: A Basic Text. The Essentials is written in a style accessible to undergraduates, and draws on both academic and popular sources in its explanations. A highly useful compact version of Globalization: A Basic Text, which contains the all major areas in an accessible and affordable format for undergraduate students Develops a unique perspective on globalization early in the book and uses it throughout to orient and organize discussion of a wide range of topics and parts of the world Integrated use of a wide array of sources, including empirical research, theories, newspaper and magazine articles, monographs, and popular books Designed to work as a basic text in globalization courses, or as a supplementary text in courses that include globalization as one of several topics

    • Business & Economics

Tracing the Roots of Globalization and Business Principles, Second Edition


Author: Lawrence A. Beer
Publisher: Business Expert Press
ISBN: 1631572318
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 150
View: 1817
The book begins with a historical perspective of recorded trade. It then offers a deeper insight into the first global products, the infrastructures created to support the trade initiative and the development of financial instruments to further its growth. The cross collateral influences of religion and government on the global commercial landscape follows.

    • Political Science

Globalization and the Environment


Author: Peter Christoff,Robyn Eckersley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442221496
Category: Political Science
Page: 268
View: 3917
This book by two leading scholars offers the first systematic analysis of the relationship between globalization and the environment from the early Modern period to the present. Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley develop a broad conceptual framework for understanding the globalization of environmental problems and the highly uneven, often faltering, international political response. The authors develop linkages between economic globalization and environmental degradation and explore a range of key global environmental problems—focusing on the two most challenging of all: climate change and biodiversity loss. Finally, they critically explore the challenges of environmental governance in a world defined by global capitalism and sovereign states. Providing a normative framework for evaluating global environmental governance, they suggest alternative institutional and policy responses. Through a rich set of case studies, this powerful book will help readers grasp the systemic causes of global environmental degradation as well as the myriad opportunities for reform of global environmental governance.

    • Philosophy

One World

The Ethics of Globalization
Author: Peter Singer
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300103052
Category: Philosophy
Page: 235
View: 3336
One of the world's most influential philosophers here considers the ethical issues surrounding globalization, showing how a global ethic rather than a nationalistic approach can provide illuminating answers to important problems.

    • Capitalism

Globalization and the Decline of Social Reform

Into the Twenty-first Century
Author: Gary Teeple
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781551930268
Category: Capitalism
Page: 239
View: 8101
Published Under the Garamond Imprint Available in the US through Prometheus Books. Globalization is the coming of the 'triumph of capitalism,' the growing ascendancy of economics over politics, of corporate demands over public policy, of private over public interest. It represents the approaching completion of the capitalization of the world, carried out by 'self-generating capital' in the form of transnational corporations within an increasingly coherent transnational regulatory regime. Neo-liberal policies at the national level, argues the author, represent the policy side of globalization, the political requirements of global capital, the harmonization of the national with the global. They mark the transition between two eras, from a world of national corporations and nation states to a world of transnational corporations and supranational regulatory agencies. The author examines the postwar conditions that gave rise to the modern welfare state and the politics of social democracy throughout the industrial world. He traces the transformation of these conditions in the 1970s with the coming of a computer-based mode of production and the consequent necessity for global relations of production. In the face of global assertions of the rights of corporate private property, he makes the case that the world's subordinate classes and peoples will have to create global means of resistance.

    • Business & Economics

Power and Plenty

Trade, War, and the World Economy in the Second Millennium
Author: Ronald Findlay,Kevin H. O'Rourke
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400831883
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 648
View: 8385
International trade has shaped the modern world, yet until now no single book has been available for both economists and general readers that traces the history of the international economy from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Power and Plenty fills this gap, providing the first full account of world trade and development over the course of the last millennium. Ronald Findlay and Kevin O'Rourke examine the successive waves of globalization and "deglobalization" that have occurred during the past thousand years, looking closely at the technological and political causes behind these long-term trends. They show how the expansion and contraction of the world economy has been directly tied to the two-way interplay of trade and geopolitics, and how war and peace have been critical determinants of international trade over the very long run. The story they tell is sweeping in scope, one that links the emergence of the Western economies with economic and political developments throughout Eurasia centuries ago. Drawing extensively upon empirical evidence and informing their systematic analysis with insights from contemporary economic theory, Findlay and O'Rourke demonstrate the close interrelationships of trade and warfare, the mutual interdependence of the world's different regions, and the crucial role these factors have played in explaining modern economic growth. Power and Plenty is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the origins of today's international economy, the forces that continue to shape it, and the economic and political challenges confronting policymakers in the twenty-first century.

    • Education

Globalization of Education

An Introduction
Author: Joel Spring
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131774876X
Category: Education
Page: 230
View: 928
Continuing Joel Spring’s reportage and analysis of the intersection of global forces and education, this text offers a comprehensive overview and synthesis of current research, theories, and models related to the topic. Written in his signature clear, narrative style, Spring introduces the processes, institutions, and forces by which schooling has been globalized and examines the impact of these forces on schooling in local contexts. Significant conceptual frameworks are added to this Second Edition, specifically the “economization of education,” “corporatization of education” and the “audit state.” These concepts are embedded in the global educational plans of major organizations such as the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD), World Economic Forum, and multinational corporations. Globalization of Education, Second Edition features new and updated information on • The World Bank • OECD and the United Nations • The World Trade Organization and the Global Culture of Higher Education • Corporatization of Global Education • Religious and Indigenous Education Models • The Global Workforce: Migration and the Talent Auction • Globalization and Complex Thought

    • History

Islam and Politics


Author: Peter Mandaville
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317805496
Category: History
Page: 456
View: 969
This book is an accessible and comprehensive account of political Islam in the twenty-first century. Drawing on insights from comparative politics and Islamic studies, it explains the complex interaction between Islam, society, the state, and processes of globalization. The book demonstrates that political Islam, far from being a monolithic phenomenon, varies considerably from country to country depending on its position in relation to society, the state, and the broader political environment. The book provides a portrait of Islam and politics through a combination of detailed case studies and country overviews that span the globe from the Middle East to Central and South Asia, Southeast Asia and Europe and North America—as well as a detailed account of the global jihadist movement. Engaging the debate on "post-Islamism" and the aftermath of Arab Uprisings, the book also provides a roadmap of possible futures for Islam and politics. Subjects covered include: • history of Islam and politics and an overview of key concepts • how political Islam interacts with the nation-state and the global economy • a wide variety of global case studies • profiles of key movements and individuals Fully illustrated throughout, featuring maps, a glossary and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal introduction to the crucial role of political Islam in the contemporary world.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Policy and Language Planning

From Nationalism to Globalisation
Author: Sue Wright
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137576472
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 385
View: 5704
This revised second edition is a comprehensive overview of why we speak the languages that we do. It covers language learning imposed by political and economic agendas as well as language choices entered into willingly for reasons of social mobility, economic advantage and group identity.

    • History

Global Political Islam


Author: Peter Mandaville
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134341369
Category: History
Page: 408
View: 3309
An accessible and comprehensive account of the global dimensions of political Islam in the twenty-first century, explaining political Islam, nationalism and globalization and providing a detailed account of Al Qaeda.

    • Social Science

Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia

Politics, Security and Economic Development
Author: Mark Beeson
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137332379
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
View: 4111
This book examines the distinctive evolution of the political and economic relationships of East Asia. It does this by placing East Asian development in the unique historical circumstances that have underpinned its rise to power over the last few decades. This detailed analysis provides the basis for an assessment of a unified East Asian region.