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Globalization and the Challenges of a New Century : A Reader

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If you want to catch up on some of the best articles written about globalisation since the topic became fashionable several years ago, this reader is the place to start." -The Economist A blue ribbon collection of major articles and position papers on the concept of globalization. By bringing together a number of major thinkers and different perspectives, this book provides a broad introduction to the topic and lays the groundwork for an interdisciplinary collaborative dialogue. Contributors include Kofi Annan, Benjamin Barber, Francis Fukuyama, Samuel Huntington, Robert Kaplan, Paul Kennedy, Walter Lacqueur, Bill McKibben, Lester Thurow, and Jeffrey Sachs.show more

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  • Book | 520 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 725.74g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 025321355X
  • 9780253213556
  • 2,003,624

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"If you want to catch up on some of the best articles written about globalisation since the topic became fashionable several years ago, this reader is the place to start. Meant for students it pulls together pieces from such different sources as Atlantic Monthly and the Harvard Business Review. It ranges from Samuel Huntingdon's influential essay in Foreign Affairs, "The Clash of Civilizations" (1993) to an article on "The Promise of Genetics" from the Futurist in 1997. Organised by topic the book is pleasingly eclectic. For a radical perspective, you can read, for instance, the manifesto of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement of Peru. The book also has a brief guide to globalization resources on the web."--The Economist, October 14, 2000 "Globalisation and the Challenges of the New Century is an anthology of previously published articles... the editors should be congratulated for moving beyond the established canon of political economy to include writings by environmentalists and one piece by an Indian corporate manager rather than more words from the familiar voices of the western business scene. The great strength of the editors' selection, however, is that it tends towards fairly accessible texts... for those who need a more gentle point of entry into contentious debates, these can be very useful additions to teaching curricula."--The Times Higher Education Supplement, Textbook Guide, Issue No. 7, 24 November 2000show more

Table of contents

Introduction1. Global Order and Disorder: SpeculationsSamuel Huntington: The Clash of civilizationsBenjamin Barber: Jihad vs. McWorldRobert Kaplan: The Coming Anarchy2. Global Order and Disorder: RejoindersFaoud Ajami: The SummoningEisuke Sakakibara: The End of ProgressivismJohn Bowen: The Myth of Global Ethnic Conflict3. Redrawing the Map? The New Nature of National BordersKenichi Ohmae: The Rise of the Region StateJanet Ceglowski: Has Globalization Created a Borderless World:Ann-Marie Slaughter: The Real New World Order4. Conflict and Security in a New World OrderKofi Annan: The Politics of GlobalizationMichael Klare: Redefining Security: The New Global SchismsDavid Keen: Organized Chaos: Not the New world We OrderedWalter Laqueur: Postmodern Terrorism5. Globalization and the Evolution of DemocracyFrancis Fukuyama: The End of HistoryFareed Zakaria: The Rise of Illiberal DemocracyRobert Kaplan: Was Democracy Just a Moment?6. The New Global EconomyJeffrey Sachs: International Economics: Unlocking the Mysteries of GlobalizationDani Rodrik: Sense and Nonsense in the Globalization DebateRoger Altman: The Nuke of the 90sLester Thurow: New Rules: The American Economy in the Next CenturyAihwa Ong: The Gender and Labor Politics of PostmodernityTupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement: Neo-Liberalism and Globalization7. Doing Business in the Information AgeThomas Malone and Robert Laubacher: The Dawn of the E-Lance EconomyStephen Kobrin: Electronic and the End of National MarketsGurchuran Das: Local Memoirs of a Global Manager8. Forecasting the Future: Innovations, Technology, Winners, and LosersPaul Kennedy: Preparing for the 21st Century: Winners and LosersWilliam E. Halal, Michael D. Kull and Ann Leffmann: Emerging Technologies: What's Ahead for 2001-20309. `Think Global, Act Local': The EnvironmentThoshow more

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