9780199247448

Globalization Capatalism and Its Alternatives

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2002-06-20
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Capitalist globalization has been instrumental in globalizing civil and political rights all over the world as a condition of 'free' markets and trade, but capitalist globalizers have no answer to the rapidly accelerating demands for universal economics and social rights, expressed in theenormous growth of local, national, multinational and global NGOs and anti-globalization movements.In this book, based on his highly successful Sociology of the Global System, Leslie Sklair focuses on alternatives to global capitalism, arguing strongly that there are other alternative futures that retain and encourage the positive aspects of globalization whilst identifying what is wrong withcapitalism.The negative aspects of capitalist globalization are explored in a new critique which argues that there are two main crises of capitalist globalization: the class polarization crisis and the crisis of ecological unsustainability. The book also presents a new analysis of a long-term alternative toglobal capitalism: the globalization of human rights.

Table of Contents

Boxes, Figures, Tables xiii
Selected Abbreviations xiv
Introduction
1(11)
The problem of globalization
1(2)
Globalization and everyday life
2(1)
Capitalist globalization
3(5)
Globalization, capitalist globalization, and the state system
5(3)
Transnational practices
8(2)
Structure of the book
10(2)
Notes
11(1)
Thinking About the Global
12(17)
Classifying the global system
13(13)
Income-based classifications
13(3)
Trade-based classifications
16(2)
Resource-based classifications
18(2)
Quality of life-based classifications
20(2)
Region and bloc-based classifications
22(4)
Conclusion
26(3)
Notes
27(2)
From Development to Globalization
29(30)
Theories of development as embryonic theories of the global
30(5)
Imperialism
30(1)
Modernization
31(1)
Neo-Marxism
32(2)
Modes of production
34(1)
Competing conceptions of globalization
35(13)
World-systems
40(2)
Global culture
42(2)
Global polity and society
44(1)
Global capitalism
45(2)
Summing up the approaches
47(1)
The class polarization crisis
48(5)
The crisis of ecological unsustainability
53(6)
Notes
57(2)
Transnational Corporations and Capitalist Globalization
59(25)
Economy, polity, culture-ideology
60(3)
History and theory of the transnational corporation (TNC)
63(9)
Research on TNCs
63(7)
TNCs and foreign direct investment
70(2)
TNCs and governments
72(12)
The Volta dam and the Enron project
74(5)
Indigenization in Nigeria
79(2)
Notes
81(3)
Transnational Practices: Corporations, Class, and consumerism
84(34)
The conceptual space for transnational practices [TNP]
84(2)
The physical spaces for transnational practices
86(3)
Economic transnational practices
89(7)
Jobs
91(4)
Linkages
95(1)
Political transnational practices
96(2)
The transnational capitalist class
98(7)
Labour and the transnational capitalist class
100(1)
Downgrading of indigenous practices
101(4)
Culture-ideology transnational practices
105(3)
The culture-ideology of consumerism
108(7)
Consumerism and the information technology revolution
111(4)
The theory of the global system: a summary
115(3)
Notes
116(2)
Transnational Practices in the Third World
118(46)
Economic transnational practices in the Third World
121(1)
Transnational corporations in the Third World
122(16)
TNC employment
125(3)
TNCs and the sexual division of labour
128(4)
Transnational pressures on TNCs
132(3)
Training and technology
135(3)
The global food system
138(5)
Women and food
142(1)
Agribusiness
143(9)
Genetically modified crops
149(3)
Political transnational practices in the Third World
152(3)
The transnational capitalist class in the Third World
155(5)
The African bourgeoisie
158(2)
From triple alliances to the transnational capitalist class
160(4)
Notes
161(3)
The Culture-Ideology of Consumerism
164(44)
Consumerism and producerism
164(3)
Cultural imperialism and media imperialism
167(7)
Latin American research on the media
171(3)
The new world information order
174(6)
Control of global media markets
176(4)
Advertising and the spread of consumerism
180(7)
Global exposure
183(1)
Delivering the goods
184(3)
Case studies in global consumerism
187(17)
The baby bottle feed controversy
187(3)
Drugs, health, and profits
190(3)
Cola wars
193(4)
The global smoke ring
197(7)
Conclusion
204(4)
Notes
206(2)
Capitalist Globalization in Communist and Postcommunist Societies
208(36)
Communism and socialism defined
208(2)
The socialist Third World
210(4)
Cuba
210(2)
Nicaragua
212(2)
Socialism in sub-Saharan Africa
214(8)
Tanzania
215(3)
Mozambique
218(4)
Transnational practices and the Old Second World
222(5)
TNCs in the Old Second World
224(3)
Transitions from communism to postcommunism
227(13)
Choices for socialist societies
236(4)
Conclusion
240(4)
Notes
241(3)
Capitalist Globalization in China
244(28)
New China
244(6)
The opening door
244(6)
The labour market
250(2)
Classes in the New China
252(11)
Officials
254(1)
Private entrepreneurs
255(1)
Globalizing executives and professionals
256(3)
Is there a transnational capitalist class in China?
259(4)
The culture-ideology of consumerism in China
263(9)
Media in China
267(3)
Notes
270(2)
Challenges to Capitalist Globalization
272(27)
Counter movements
273(4)
Protectionism
273(2)
New social movements
275(1)
Green movements
275(2)
The anti-globalization movement
277(16)
The defeat of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI)
287(4)
The battle of Seattle and after
291(2)
The nonviolent alternative to capitalist globalization
293(6)
Notes
296(3)
From Capitalist to Socialist Globalization through the Transformation of Human Rights
299(23)
Alternatives to capitalist globalization
300(6)
Seeds of socialist globalization
302(4)
The globalization of human rights
306(11)
Human rights and social responsibilities
311(2)
The official human rights movement
313(1)
NGOs and civil society
314(3)
Protecting human rights
317(5)
Notes
319(3)
Conclusion: the End of Capitalist Globalization and Alternative Futures
322(5)
Socialist globalization
322(5)
Democracy
322(1)
Human rights
323(1)
Socialism
324(3)
References 327(34)
Index 361

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