The Globalization Reader, 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2007-11-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This third edition of The Globalization Reader makes sense of globalization by conveying its complexity, importance, and contentiousness from diverse vantage points. With its broad coverage of political, economic, cultural, and individual dimensions, this volume provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to globalization. Fully revised and updated with new material on economic globalization, the role of media and religion in cultural globalization, and the link between environmentalism and the globalization of social problems Includes a wide variety of perspectives on globalization and captures some of the fault lines in current debates Stimulates discussion by including provocative contemporary works and by structuring sections around arguments that serve as connecting theme

Author Biography

Frank J. Lechner is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory University. In addition to numerous papers on religion and sociological theory, he published World Culture: Origins and Consequences (with John Boli, 2005) and wrote The Netherlands: National Identity and Globalization (2007).

John Boli is Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published extensively on global culture and organizations, education, and state authority. His books include New Citizens for a New Society (1989) and Constructing World Culture (edited with George M. Thomas, 1999).

Table of Contents

Sources and Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Preface to the Third Editionp. xviii
General Introductionp. 1
Debating Globalizationp. 7
Introductionp. 9
The Hidden Promise: Liberty Renewedp. 11
How to Judge Globalismp. 19
From the Great Transformation to the Global Free Marketp. 25
Jihad vs. McWorldp. 32
The Clash of Civilizations?p. 39
Questionsp. 47
Explaining Globalizationp. 49
Introductionp. 51
The Modern World-System as a Capitalist World-Economyp. 55
Sociology of the Global Systemp. 62
Realism and Complex Interdependencep. 70
World Society and the Nation-Statep. 78
Globalization as a Problemp. 87
Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economyp. 95
The Global Ecumenep. 105
Questionsp. 116
Experiencing Globalizationp. 117
Introductionp. 119
How Sushi Went Globalp. 121
McDonald's in Hong Kongp. 126
Travelling Beyond Local Culturesp. 135
Strong States, Strong Teachers?p. 143
Strategic Inauthenticityp. 151
Questionsp. 156
Economic Globalizationp. 157
Introductionp. 159
Commodity Chains and Marketing Strategies: Nike and the Global Athletic Footwear Industryp. 163
The Global Economy: Organization, Governance, and Developmentp. 173
Incensed About Inequalityp. 183
Is Globalization Reducing Poverty and Inequality?p. 190
Beyond Good Intentions: Corporate Citizenship for a New Centuryp. 197
The Case against 'Corporate Social Responsibility'p. 202
Globalism's Discontentsp. 208
Questionsp. 216
Political Globalization I: The Demise of the Nation-State?p. 217
Introductionp. 219
The End of the Nation Statep. 223
The Declining Authority of Statesp. 228
Global Organized Crimep. 235
Has Globalization Gone Too Far?p. 241
Partisan Politics in the Global Economyp. 247
Questionsp. 256
Political Globalization II: Reorganizing the Worldp. 257
Introductionp. 259
The Emergence and Transformation of the International Women's Movementp. 263
The Evolution of Debates over Female Genital Cuttingp. 268
World Culture in the World Polity: A Century of International Non-Governmental Organizationp. 274
Closing the Corruption Casino: The Imperatives of a Multilateral Approachp. 282
Power Shiftp. 287
The Backlash against NGOsp. 294
Questionsp. 300
Cultural Globalization I: The Role of Mediap. 301
Introductionp. 303
Media and Sovereignty: The Global Information Revolution and Its Challenge to State Powerp. 306
Peripheral Visionp. 311
Cultural Imperialismp. 317
Bollywood versus Hollywood: Battle of the Dream Factoriesp. 327
Why Hollywood Rules the World, and Whether We Should Carep. 335
Questionsp. 341
Cultural Globalization II: The Role of Religionsp. 343
Introductionp. 345
Global Fundamentalismp. 348
Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslimsp. 353
The Challenge of Fundamentalismp. 358
Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummahp. 364
Obedience versus Autonomy: Women and Fundamentalism in Iran and Pakistanp. 370
The Christian Revolutionp. 379
Expanding World Culture: Pentecostalism as a Global Movementp. 387
Globalizing Catholicism and the Return to a "Universal" Churchp. 392
Questionsp. 398
Changing World Society: Environmentalism and the Globalization of Social Problemsp. 399
Introductionp. 401
From One Earth to One Worldp. 404
Rio Declaration on Environment and Developmentp. 411
Greenpeace and Political Globalismp. 415
Environmental Advocacy Networksp. 423
The Amungme, Kamoro & Freeport: How Indigenous Papuans Have Resisted the World's Largest Gold and Copper Minep. 431
Questionsp. 437
Resisting Globalization: Critique and Actionp. 439
Introductionp. 441
Counterhegemonic Globalization: Transnational Social Movements in the Contemporary Political Economyp. 444
From Global to Local: Beyond Neoliberalism to the International of Hopep. 451
Counter-Capitalism: Globalisation's Children Strike Backp. 459
Ecological Balance in an Era of Globalizationp. 465
Tomorrow Begins Todayp. 474
Porto Alegre Call for Mobilizationp. 479
A Better World Is Possible!p. 482
Questionsp. 494
Indexp. 495
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