Globalization Contained The Economic and Strategic Consequences of the Container

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  • Copyright: 2013-09-19
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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The freight container facilitates an extraordinary amount of commercial exchange while undermining sovereign autonomy. By helping to integrate world trade, the container empowers the activities of non-state actors - both licit and illicit. These activities have given rise to new tensions that threaten the very economic globalization that the container helped create.

Hoovestal delves into the social, economic and strategic ramifications of the container in Globalization Contained. On the one hand, despite their ideological differences, economies like those of the US and China have a common interest in the globalization that containers make possible. On the other hand, this seemingly simple piece of technology stands between liberalist market 'freedom' and realist sovereign 'security.' Examining the global significance of the freight container, with particular emphasis on the perspectives of the US and China, Globalization Contained considers the implications of the freight container as an agent of change for the future of the global economy and global security.

Author Biography

Lance E. Hoovestal is the Director of Business Development – Australia Asia for Greenway Enterprises, Inc. He holds a PhD in the Political and Social Sciences from the University of Melbourne, a Master of International Relations degree from the University of New South Wales, and a Master of Business Studies Degree from the University of College Cork, Ireland. He is a contributing author to the Handbook of International Political Economy.

Table of Contents

1. The Postwar World
2. The Advent of the Container
3. The Economic Consequences of the Container
4. The Strategic Consequences of the Container
5. The US
6. China

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