9780889369092

Globalization on Trial

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  • ISBN13:

    9780889369092

  • ISBN10:

    0889369097

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2000-01-15
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner
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Summary

What is the human condition at the dawning of the global age? Drawing upon his own extensive experience, as well as upon the thoughts of Western and "non-Western" scholars and philosophers, Farhang Rajaee provides a fresh and critical inquiry into the nature of globalization.

Author Biography

Farhang Rajaee is a Visiting Associate Professor at the College of the Humanities, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
The New Creationp. 1
A new world in the makingp. 1
Approach and methodp. 10
A Theory of Globalizationp. 19
Political approach, the end of civilityp. 20
Economic approach, the end of geographyp. 24
Cultural approach, the end of objectivityp. 26
Religious and secular radical approach, the end of inquiryp. 30
Critique of these paradigmsp. 32
Civilizational approach, the restoration of politicsp. 43
The Coming of the Information Civilizationp. 63
Technological societyp. 65
The information revolutionp. 70
Features of the new civilizationp. 73
Political pluralism, multilateralismp. 78
Economic pluaralism, production sharingp. 80
Cultural pluralism, multiculturalismp. 83
The global public sphere, the Internetp. 84
Clash or dialogue of civilizationsp. 88
The Future of Global Governancep. 95
Challengesp. 97
Responsesp. 104
Conclusionp. 127
Bibliographyp. 133
Indexp. 145
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