Globalization and Anti-globalization

Globalization and Anti-globalization

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What is globalization? Why is it the source of such intense controversy? Is it creating a more disorderly world or can globalization be tamed? In the aftermath of September 11th, these questions have acquired a new and even greater sense of urgency. This short book provides a key to understanding one of the most important intellectual and political debates of our times. The authors interrogate the evidence about globalization and assess global trends. Issues of governance, culture, the economy, patterns of inequality and global ethics are discussed in relation to the contending claims and counterclaims of the principal positions in the globalization debate: the globalizers and anti-globalizers. Held and McGrew reflect on the central questions of political life posed by the great globalization debate, namely: who rules, in whose interests, to what ends, and by what means? They conclude by proposing a new political agenda for the twenty-first century - a global covenant of cosmopolitan social democracy. This book is an excellent guide for all those intrigued, confused or simply baffled by globalization and its more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 146 x 208 x 14mm | 222.26g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 074562989X
  • 9780745629896
  • 1,771,150

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"Not only is the book a crafted account of the pros and cons of globalization, but it also sets out the store for what must be the great project of the twenty-first century - the development of progressive multilateralism." Will Hutton, author of The State We're In and The World We're In "Clear, concise and fast paced, this book is an absolute must read for anyone who wishes to understand or participate in the globalization debate. Held and McGrew not only identify the key issues at stake, but also provide us with real insights into the potential way forward." Noreena Hertz, author of The Silent Takeover "a lucid, balanced, and concise interpretation of contemporary debates about globalization" Robert O. Keohane, Duke University "Held and McGrew have made a valuable contribution to 'globalisation studies'."Alastair Greig, Labour & Industry "[The book] offers a concise account of key ideas about globalization and would prove a useful introduction for undergraduate students." Political Studies Review "For those of us who teach globalization to undergraduates, this is an excellent interpretation of current debates on the subject ... it will be widely adopted." American Journal of Sociology "Extremely successful as a short and concise summary of the globalization debate ... and is an ideal teaching resource." Australian Journal of Political Science "This is a brief and extremely useful book, helpful in particular for bringing some order into the chaos of the globalization debate; and helpful also in that it does not tell a one-sided story. For students of globalization, undergraduate or postgraduate, this little book should be an absolute must." Environmental Politicsshow more

About David Held

David Held is Graham Wallace Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Anthony McGrew is Professor of International Relations at Southampton more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Making Sense of Globalization Chapter 2: The Reconfiguration of Political Power Chapter 3: The Fate of National Culture Chapter 4: A Global Economy Chapter 5: (Mis) Managing the World Chapter 6: Divided World, Divided Nations Chapter 7: World Orders, Ethical Foundations Chapter 8: The New Politics of Globalization Chapter 9: Reconstructing World Order: Towards Cosmopolitan Social Democracy Referencesshow more

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