Released on 2011Categories Business & Economics

Globalization in Crisis

Globalization in Crisis

Author: Barry K. Gills

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415689376

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 407

Thisbook analyses the present global financial and economic crisis, the most severe in nearly a century, and a wider set of multiple and converging crises with aspects and repercussions that go well beyond the current economic climate. Written by some of the worlde(tm)s leading international scholars in the field of Globalization studies and related disciplines, this important collectionaddresses numerous key aspects of the relationship between Globalization and global crises, past, present, and future. It sheds new light and understanding on the concept and theory of Globalization and of e~crisise(tm). The authors explore such issues as global finance and financial regulation, neoliberal ideology and policy, the e~crisis of globalizatione(tm), the decline of Western hegemony, world systemic crisis, the moral crisis of e~Western capitalisme(tm), environmental and climate change crises, world order, hyper-violence and the international system, a crisis of the e~global moderne(tm) and a global civilisational and hostpric crisis, the rise of the global South, the historical dialectics of capital and social responses to crisis, the future of capitalism and the prospects for transformative alternatives. This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.
Released on 2008-11-24Categories Business & Economics

Latin America and Global Capitalism

Latin America and Global Capitalism

Author: William I. Robinson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801890390

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 441

View: 396

2009 Best Book, International Political Economy Group of the British International Studies Association This ambitious volume chronicles and analyzes from a critical globalization perspective the social, economic, and political changes sweeping across Latin America from the 1970s through the present day. Sociologist William I. Robinson summarizes his theory of globalization and discusses how Latin America’s political economy has changed as the states integrate into the new global production and financial system, focusing specifically on the rise of nontraditional agricultural exports, the explosion of maquiladoras, transnational tourism, and the export of labor and the import of remittances. He follows with an overview of the clash among global capitalist forces, neoliberalism, and the new left in Latin America, looking closely at the challenges and dilemmas resistance movements face and their prospects for success. Through three case studies—the struggles of the region's indigenous peoples, the immigrants rights movement in the United States, and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela—Robinson documents and explains the causes of regional socio-political tensions, provides a theoretical framework for understanding the present turbulence, and suggests possible outcomes to the conflicts. Based on years of fieldwork and empirical research, this study elucidates the tensions that globalization has created and shows why Latin America is a battleground for those seeking to shape the twenty-first century’s world order.
Released on 2017-06-27Categories Social Science

Borders of Global Theory - Reflections from Within and Without

Borders of Global Theory - Reflections from Within and Without

Author: Barrie Axford

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783744838924

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 772

Global Theory from Within and Without is a critical examination of the concept of globalization. There are in sociological theory many definitions of globalization. Sociological theory constructs a new theory of globalization starting from the structural changes of social systems at the beginning of the 21th century. The research subject is the ongoing connection of global studies and the research program of multiple modernities. The structural change is initiated by growing pace and different intensities of social exchange of the subsystems of societal communication in contemporary societies. The studies of global scholarship show that the structural change is not an indicator of any unified constitution of social systems.
Released on 2016-12-05Categories Political Science

Ethics in an Era of Globalization

Ethics in an Era of Globalization

Author: M. S. Ronald Commers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351938921

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 547

This much-needed volume represents all that is new in the field of global ethics. It recognizes the emergence of the search to move beyond relativism and the study of ethical aspects of globalization, acknowledging aspects of globalization that make ethical reasoning itself a challenging task. As such the young field of global ethics is a search for new approaches and methodologies that go beyond existing ones and succeed in addressing these ethical issues of globalization. This volume presents these new developments, focusing specifically on how to re-conceive ethics in order to come to grips with ethical and political life today. It sets out an agenda for the field of global ethics, addresses the critiques and illustrates the rapprochement of global ethics. This is a valuable collection of essays that connect theoretical innovation with substantive issues in the public realm and hence is suitable for a wide audience across philosophy, politics, international relations and development studies.
Released on 2015-12-22Categories Political Science

The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies

The Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies

Author: Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317964902

Category: Political Science

Page: 1004

View: 600

The second edition of the Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies offers students clear and informed chapters on the history of globalization and key theories that have considered the causes and consequences of the globalization process. There are substantive sections looking at demographic, economic, technological, social and cultural changes in globalization. The handbook examines many negative aspects – new wars, slavery, illegal migration, pollution and inequality – but concludes with an examination of responses to these problems through human rights organizations, international labour law and the growth of cosmopolitanism. There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches with essays covering sociology, demography, economics, politics, anthropology and history. The second edition has been completely revised and features important new thinking on themes such as Islamophobia and the globalization of religious conflict, shifts in global energy production such as fracking, global inequalities, fiscal transformations of the state and problems of taxation, globalization and higher education, and an analysis of the general sense of catastrophe that surrounds contemporary understandings of the consequences of a global world.
Released on 2004-10-21Categories Political Science

Whither Globalization?

Whither Globalization?

Author: James H. Mittelman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134295166

Category: Political Science

Page: 149

View: 231

Globalization is usually said to be about markets and power, and, as a byproduct, culture. Whither Globalization? goes further, arguing that globalization may also be understood as a way of knowing and representing the world.
Released on 2009Categories Political Science

The Logics of Globalization

The Logics of Globalization

Author: Anandam P. Kavoori

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739121832

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 669

The Logics of Globalization provides students and scholars of international communication a critical language through which to interrogate the flow of global media culture. Drawing on transnational cultural studies, the book offers analysis of popular culture—focusing on film, video games, music, sports, cell phones, and performance.
Released on 2011Categories History

Hesitancy and Experimentation in Enlightenment Spain and Spanish America

Hesitancy and Experimentation in Enlightenment Spain and Spanish America

Author: Ann L. Mackenzie

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415603641

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 422

Published in memory of Ivy L. McClelland, a pioneer-scholar of Spainâe(tm)s eighteenth century, this volume of original essays contains, besides an Introduction to her career and internationally influential writings, three previously unpublished essays by McClelland and nine studies by other scholars, all of which are focused on elucidating the Enlightenment and its characteristic manifestations in the Hispanic world. Among the Enlightenment writers and artists, works and genres, themes and issues discussed, are: Nicolás Moratín and epic poetry, Lilloâe(tm)s The London Merchant and English and French influences on eighteenth-century Spanish drama, José Marchena and literary historiography, oppositions and misunderstandings within Spanish society as reflected in El sí de las niñas, Goya and the visual arts, Quintanaâe(tm)s Pelayo and historical tragedy, Enlightenment discourse, the Periodical Press, theatre as propaganda, the ideology and politics of Empire, the roots of revolt in late viceregal Quito, womenâe(tm)s experience of Enlightenment in Spain, social and cultural difference in colonial Peru, ideological debate and uncertainty during the Age of Reason, eighteenth-century Spain on the nineteenth-century stage, and public opinion in Spain on the eve of the French, and European, Revolution. First published as a Special Issue of the Bulletin of Spanish Studies (LXXXVI [Novemberâe"December 2009], Nos 7âe"8), this book will be of value and stimulus to all scholars concerned to investigate and interpret the culture, theatre, ideology, society and politics of the Enlightenment in Spain, Europe and Spanish America.
Released on 2019-02-12Categories Political Science

Into the Tempest

Into the Tempest

Author: William I. Robinson

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781608469673

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

View: 917

In this critical new work, sociologist William I. Robinson offers an engaging and accessible introduction to his theory of global capitalism. He applies this theory to a wide range of contemporary topics, among them, globalization, the trans- national capitalist class, immigrant justice, educational reform, labor and anti-racist struggles, policing, Trumpism, the resurgence of a neo-fascist right, and the rise of a global police state. Sure to spark debate, this is a timely contribution to a renewal of critical social science and Marxist theory for the new century. William I. Robinson’s many award-winning books include: Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity (2014), Latin America and Global Capitalism (2008), and A Theory of Global Capitalism (2004).