Globalisation : An Overview

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In these pages the author has mapped out the main issues that are generally dealt with under the term 'globalisation'. His reason for doing so, quite simply, is that, with certain provisos, he believes this is a useful and important term that is all too often subject to rhetorical and ideological misuse. By analysing the concepts involved and clarifying some of the theoretical issues, he hopes to contribute to curbing such misuse. At a more profound level, the author would like to help readers make a critical appraisal of the vast array of books that take 'globalisation' as a paradigm for the contemporary human situation. Globalisation is often used as an extremely general ordinative and explanatory concept, able on its own to give meaning, whether positive or negative, to the current transition to the third millennium. In reality, the processes involved in globalisation are highly complex and affect clearly differentiated social spheres, including the economy, mass communications, domestic and international affairs, ecology, law and military more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 8mm | 181.44g
  • ECPR Press
  • Colchester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0955248825
  • 9780955248825

About Danilo Zolo

Danilo Zolo (Rijeka, 1936) is professor of Philosophy of Law and Philosophy of International Law at the University of Florence. He has been Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford. He delivered courses of lectures at universities of Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia. In 2000 he founded Jura Gentium, Journal for Philosophy of International Law and Global Politics. His present research concerns the theory of 'rule of law', the doctrine of human rights and the processes of global integration. His publications include: Reflexive Epistemology, Boston: Kluwer Publishers, 1989; Democracy and Complexity, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992; Cosmopolis: Prospects for World Government, Cambridge: Polity Press, 1996; Invoking Humanity: War, Law and Global Order, London: Continuum International, 2001; The Rule of Law: History, Theory and Criticism (ed. in co-operation), Dordrecht: Springer, more

Table of contents

Preface vii Chapter one: Defining globalisation 1 Chapter two: Apologists and critics 6 Chapter three: The globalised economy 14 Chapter four: Information revolution and global culture 27 Chapter five: An imperial cosmopolis? 37 Chapter six: The global legal space 48 Chapter seven: The transformations of war 62 Conclusions 75 Bibliography 79 Name index 93 Subject index 95show more