Globalization Anti Globalization

Table of Contents List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgements Introduction 1 The Demise of Globalization?

Author: David Held

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745639119

Category: Political Science

Page: 283

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Is globalization being eclipsed by a resurgent geopolitics? Does the war on terror denote the end of globalization or a new phase of militarized globalization? Empire or globalization – are these the right terms to describe the current global order? The second edition of this highly successful book tests the claims of those who dismiss the continuing significance of globalization through a comprehensive assessment of contemporary global trends. In the aftermath of 9/11, and the war in Iraq, there has been much talk of the end of globalization. Held and McGrew argue that these post–mortems for globalization are entirely premature. They show this by focusing upon the primary structures of world order namely: patterns of governance, organized violence, the economy, culture and environmental degradation. Patterns of inequality, exclusion and domination are also assessed. Building upon this analysis, the authors present the case for continuing to take globalization seriously as both a description and explanation of our current global condition. They also ask the vital question: can globalization be tamed? Held and McGrew explore whether a more just and stable world order is either desirable or feasible and present an alternative ethical and political agenda for the twenty–first century – a global covenant of cosmopolitan social democracy. The second edition of this powerful and original book has been comprehensively updated, with three new chapters added. The book will appeal to all those who remain intrigued, confused or simply baffled by the controversy about globalization and its consequences for the twenty–first century world order.

Global Revolt

Direct Action gives a short history of the worldwide anti-globalization movement and provides social activists with all they need to know about the key concepts and manifestos in this richly diverse mobilization of the people.

Author: Amory Starr

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842774830

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Direct Action gives a short history of the worldwide anti-globalization movement and provides social activists with all they need to know about the key concepts and manifestos in this richly diverse mobilization of the people. It provides a veritable user's guide to the key debates going on in the movement and explains the array of tactics and actions people are using around the world to put pressure on the powerful in order to defeat free market capitalism and globalization. It emphasizes the political alternatives available and stresses the positive contribution activists can make.

Globalization and Politics

The Anti - Globalization Movement Critics of globalization claim that the global
market has become too dominant as well as some players being more
dominating than others in the global market , namely the multinational
enterprises ( Sklair ...

Author: Jan-Erik Lane

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754646679

Category: Political Science

Page: 253

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This invaluable, highly readable new text brings together vision and imaginative insight to the analysis of the evolution of inter-state politics to produce a clear, comprehensive and coherent sense of globalization and exactly what's at stake in the globalization debate.

Dictionary of Globalization

anti-globalization movement 30 concept of alter-globalization to overcome the
entirely oppositional implication of anti-globalization and replace it with an
alternative, more desirable form of global societal interconnectedness. Further
reading ...

Author: Andrew Jones

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745634400

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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Provides an overview of the contemporary globalization debate, bringing together the disparate elements of an ever-growing literature. This dictionary comprises an A-Z of entries covering various aspects of the globalization debate from 9/11 to Zapatistas, and more. It is aimed at students, researchers, policy-makers and others.

Globalization against Democracy

1, and David Held and Anthony McGrew, Globalization/Anti-Globalization:
Beyond the Great Divide, Cambridge: Polity, 2007, p. 95. nothing less than
staggering.”10Third, international immigration in this wave of globalization can
be identified ...

Author: Guoguang Wu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107190657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

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Globalization has reconfigured both the external institutional framework and the intrinsic operating mechanisms of capitalism. The global triumph of capitalism implies the embracing of the market by the state in all its variants, and that global capitalism is not confined to the shell of nation-state democracy. Guoguang Wu provides a theoretical framework of global capitalism for specialists in political economy, political science, economics and international relations, for graduate and undergraduate courses on globalization, capitalism, development and democracy, as well as for the public who are interested in globalization. Wu examines the new institutional features of global capitalism and how they reframe movements of capital, labour and consumption. He explores how globalization has created a chain of connection in which capital depends on effective authoritarianism, while democracy depends on capital. Ultimately, he argues that the emerging state-market nexus has fundamentally shaken the existing institutional systems, harming democracy in the process.

Globalization Tame It Or Scrap It

belief that the anti - globalization movement is only concerned with opposing
things . Many people believe it is bereft of any vision of how it would fix the perils
of ...

Author: Greg Buckman

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842773819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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'Globalization is irreversible and irresistible.'Tony BlairThis book gives the lie to that claim. Economic globalization has never been an inevitable part of human history. It is eminently reversible and hugely resistible.Greg Buckman argues there are two broad approaches within the anti-globalization movement. One, perhaps the most widely supported and influential strand today, calls the Fair Trade and Back to Bretton Woods school. This argues for immediate reforms of the world's trading system, capital markets, and global institutions, notably the World Bank, IMF and WTO. The other, the Localization school, takes a more root and branch position and argues for the abolition of these institutions and outright reversal of globalization. Buckman explains the details of each school's outlook and proposals, their weaknesses, where they disagree, their common ground, and where they might come together in campaigns.

Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited Anti Globalization in the Era of Trump

With a new introduction, major new chapters on the new discontents, the rise of Donald Trump, and the new protectionist movement, as well as a new afterword on the course of globalization since the book first appeared, Stiglitz’s powerful ...

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393355225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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An International Bestseller "Accessible, provocative, and highly readable." —Alan Cowell, New York Times In this crucial expansion and update of his landmark bestseller, renowned economist and Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz addresses globalization’s new discontents in the United States and Europe. Immediately upon publication, Globalization and Its Discontents became a touchstone in the globalization debate by demonstrating how the International Monetary Fund, other major institutions like the World Bank, and global trade agreements have often harmed the developing nations they are supposedly helping. Yet globalization today continues to be mismanaged, and now the harms—exemplified by the rampant inequality to which it has contributed—have come home to roost in the United States and the rest of the developed world as well, reflected in growing political unrest. With a new introduction, major new chapters on the new discontents, the rise of Donald Trump, and the new protectionist movement, as well as a new afterword on the course of globalization since the book first appeared, Stiglitz’s powerful and prescient messages remain essential reading.

New Perspectives on Globalization and Antiglobalization

Antiglobalization may have lost its voice , but so has globalization . ( Mallaby
2006 ) Noting that “ trade liberalization has stalled , aid is less coherent than it
should be , and the next financial conflagration will be managed by an injured
fireman ...

Author: Henry Veltmeyer

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754674115

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

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This completely revised and updated sequel to Globalization and Antiglobalization advances our understanding of the dynamics of neoliberal globalization and draws our attention towards efforts to construct 'another world' beyond neoliberalism. Incorporating a new introduction and conclusion as well as eight entirely new chapters, it brings together eleven specialists in the political economy of international relations and globalization to reflect on and analyze the diverse dimensions of the globalization process.

The Sociology of Globalization

Anti-globalization. and. Global. Justice. Movements. MANY. people are sceptical
about what politics can achieve through states or global fora comprised of state
actors, as discussed in the last chapter. States and international institutions do ...

Author: Luke Martell

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745636748

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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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.

Two Faces of Globalization

They regard globalization with deep-seated skepticism and hostility. Together,
they succeeded in launching a fairly successful anti- globalization movement.
Evidence of trenchant and unyielding opposition to globalization is endemic.

Author: Dilip K. Das

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848449135

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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Like the ancient Roman god Janus, globalization has two faces, one benign and the other malign. In this comprehensive and authoritative book, Dilip K. Das fills a gap in the literature by examining both aspects of the contemporary phase of economic globalization. Because globalization has had both welfare-enhancing, propitious consequences as well as detrimental ones, it has become an acutely contentious subject matter among both scholarly and public policy-making communities. Contemporary globalization cannot be studied without a balanced treatment of both facets. The author provides precisely that, covering large thematic areas of the global economy and globalization through the channels of trade, financial flows, attention to newly emerging trends as well as historical perspective. Neither overly technical nor highly model-oriented, this accessible book will be of great interest to scholars, students and other readers interested in a broad and balanced view of globalization.

Globalization and the Welfare State

Anti-globalization Anti-capitalism has turned into anti-globalization among left-
wing students, for reasons that are easy to see but difficult to accept. After all,
Lenin wrote extensively about imperialism and its essential links to capitalism;
and ...

Author: B. Södersten

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230524427

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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With contributions from leading thinkers such as J. Bhagwati and Robert Solow, this edited collection examines some hotly debated issues in today's world. The significance of globalization and its effects on welfare states is discussed and analyzed. A special chapter is devoted to terrorism, and it is explained why some people are willing to sacrifice their lives to gain 'heavenly goods'. The role of multinationals in the globalization process is examined as is the importance of changing and evolving social norms regarding work and leisure for the survival of today's welfare states.

The Anti Globalization Breakfast Club

I asked Reza Aslan whether he thought Buddhists and Muslims might unite
globally with those identified as the anti - globalization movement to form a pan -
national constituency calling for new values of environmental protection , poverty

Author: Laurence J. Brahm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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Global meltdown : the Washington consensus goes bust -- What's wrong with the Washington consensus? : it forces alien, irrelevant models on developing societies -- The world needs an alternative : confessions of a former commercial lawyer -- Grassroots approaches that solve real problems : founding an NGO in the Himalayas -- The anti-globalization breakfast club : emergence of a global justice movement -- Time to revamp the WTO : joining the anti-globalisation breakfast club -- Redefining contemporary development : trash the ideology and use what works -- The environmental priority : we are ruining the earth faster than the global economy is growing -- The micro-credit revolution works : small finance is beautiful and can improve lives -- Begin by reshaping values : the "gross national happiness" alternative -- Empowering the marginalized : to stop terrorism, focus on its roots -- "High time to shut up" : moving towards multilateralism -- The revolt against cyclical poverty : Nepalese Maoists come in from the cold -- Starting from the villages : in Sri Lanka's countryside, a middle road -- The Buddhist revolution : why compassion should be combined with capitalism -- Enter the Himalayan consensus : manifesto for a peaceful revolution

Chinese Perspectives on Globalization and Autonomy

and economic relations have undergone profound and drastic adjustments since

Author: Tuo Cai

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004216154

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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This book records the anxiety, concerns, uncertainty and enthusiasm of Chinese scholars in the face of China’s embracing of globalization. In other words, it presents a unique Chinese perspective on globalization and state autonomy.

Globalization and International Political Economy

Globalization and International Political Economy examines processes of globalizing capitalism and the complex politics which are emerging from it—processes and struggles which will determine the shape of our world in the 21st century.

Author: Mark Rupert

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742529434

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

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The politics of globalization include nation-states pursuing power, multinational firms seeking profits for their shareholders, coalitions and networks attempting to promote particular visions of future possible worlds, resistance groups ranging from the non-violent to the murderous, and ordinary people struggling to feed their families and secure their futures in a rapidly changing world. Globalization and International Political Economy examines processes of globalizing capitalism and the complex politics which are emerging from it—processes and struggles which will determine the shape of our world in the 21st century.

Globalization and Contestation

While many participants reject the label 'anti-globalization' movement, I will retain
it simply for presentational purposes insofar as that was how it emerged in
Seattle in 1999. Certainly, most of its supporters would probably now feel that
they ...

Author: Head of Civic Engagement Dublin City University and Visiting Professor of Development Studies University of Liverpool and St Mary's University Nova Scotia Ronaldo Munck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113422348X

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Globalization is undoubtedly the great overarching paradigm of our era. However, there is still little agreement on what globalization actually ‘is’ and some do not accept that it ‘is’ anything at all. This new book addresses the contestation of globalization by the anti- or counter-globalization movement. To contest means to challenge, to call into question, to doubt, to oppose and to litigate. This study shows how globalization is ‘contestable’ in many different ways and how the counter-movements we have seen emerging over the last decade also ‘bear witness’ on behalf of an alternative human future. Ronaldo Munck presents an overarching framework that allows us to understand how globalization and its contestation are inextricably bound up with one another. This volume insightfully explores a number of case studies, including: the battle of Seattle in 1999 the World Social Forum peasant internationalism environmental movements and reactionary movements including: the US Patriot's movement, Islamic fundamentalist movements and other nationalist movements. Globalization and Contestation will be of great interest to all students and scholars of international relations, politics and of globalization and global governance in particular.

The Changing Face of Globalization

years have seen the rise of so - called anti - capitalist and I anti - globalization
protest in ...

Author: Samir Dasgupta

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761932918

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

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Evaluating the impact of globalization on issues like altruism, empowerment of women, crime and violence, culture, area studies, economy and production, and the sociology of humanity, this book makes the ethical and moral aspects of globalization its main concerns. The complexities of the globalization process in the developing world are explored - the debate between globalization and localization; between indigenization and hybridization; between equalization and inequalization. The contributors also examines the consequences for transitional economies in their interactions with multinational corporations and the rise of the anti-globalization movement in the past decade.

Introducing Globalization

globalization altogether. This broad brush form of dismissal is easy to ... If “anti-
globalization” is such an unhelpful label, what are the other alternatives to
conceptualizing the political project of the critics? A second notable approach
that has ...

Author: Matthew Sparke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118241118

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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Designed specifically for introductory globalization courses, Introducing Globalization helps students to develop informed opinions about globalization, inviting them to become participants rather than just passive learners. Identifies and explores the major economic, political and social ties that comprise contemporary global interdependency Examines a broad sweep of topics, from the rise of transnational corporations and global commodity chains, to global health challenges and policies, to issues of worker solidarity and global labor markets, through to emerging forms of global mobility by both business elites and their critics Written by an award-winning teacher, and enhanced throughout by numerous empirical examples, maps, tables, an extended bibliography, glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading and student research Supported by additional web resources – available upon publication at – including hot links to news reports, examples of globalization and other illustrative sites, and archived examples of student projects Engage with fellow readers of Introducing Globalization on the book's Facebook page at, or learn more about this topic by enrolling in the free Coursera course Globalization and You at

Policing Dissent

This book does not merely seek to explain the causal relationship between repression and mobilization. Rather, it shows how social control strategies act on the mind and body of protesters.

Author: Luis Fernandez

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813544742

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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In November 1999, fifty-thousand anti-globalization activists converged on Seattle to shut down the World Trade Organization’s Ministerial Meeting. Using innovative and network-based strategies, the protesters left police flummoxed, desperately searching for ways to control the emerging anti-corporate globalization movement. Faced with these network-based tactics, law enforcement agencies transformed their policing and social control mechanisms to manage this new threat. Policing Dissent provides a firsthand account of the changing nature of control efforts employed by law enforcement agencies when confronted with mass activism. The book also offers readers the richness of experiential detail and engaging stories often lacking in studies of police practices and social movements. This book does not merely seek to explain the causal relationship between repression and mobilization. Rather, it shows how social control strategies act on the mind and body of protesters.

In Defense of Globalization

With a New Afterword Jagdish Bhagwati. Coping with Anti-Globalization This
page intentionally left blank Anti-Globalization: Why? Times columnist Thomas I:
Coping with Anti-Globalization.

Author: Jagdish Bhagwati

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199838967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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In the passionate debate that currently rages over globalization, critics have been heard blaming it for a host of ills afflicting poorer nations, everything from child labor to environmental degradation and cultural homogenization. Now Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist, takes on the critics, revealing that globalization, when properly governed, is in fact the most powerful force for social good in the world today. Drawing on his unparalleled knowledge of international and development economics, Bhagwati explains why the "gotcha" examples of the critics are often not as compelling as they seem. With the wit and wisdom for which he is renowned, Bhagwati convincingly shows that globalization is part of the solution, not part of the problem. This edition features a new afterword by the author, in which he counters recent writings by prominent journalist Thomas Friedman and the Nobel Laureate economist Paul Samuelson and argues that current anxieties about the economic implications of globalization are just as unfounded as were the concerns about its social effects.


This is the source of a lot of anti-globalization fervor. It creates democratic
pressures to restrict the expansion of world commerce and institute anti-
economic globalization protectionist trade and financial policy. Does this mean
that globalization ...

Author: JoAnn Chirico

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483315444

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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Globalization: Prospects and Problems, by JoAnn Chirico, provides a comprehensive and enlightening overview of globalization issues and topics. Emphasizing the theory and methods that social scientists employ to study globalization, the text reveals how macro globalization processes impact individual lives—from the spread of scientific discourse to which jobs are more or less likely to be offshored. The author presents a clear image of “the big globalization picture” by skillfully exploring, piece by piece, a myriad of globalization topics, debates, theories, and empirical data. Compelling chapters on theory, global civil society, democracy, cities, religion, institutions (sports, education, and health care), along with three chapters on global challenges, help readers develop a broad understanding of key topics and issues. Throughout the text, the author encourages readers to relate their personal experiences to globalization processes, allowing for a more meaningful and relevant learning experience.