The Globalization Reader

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2011-09-26
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Thoroughly revised and updated, The Globalization Reader, Fourth Edition offers a provocative assessment of globalization by reviewing the current debates and ongoing research on the topic, providing readers with the most comprehensive introduction to globalization available today. Fully revised and updated with new readings on global governance, world soccer, the recent global financial crisis, global health, American evangelicals, and tropical deforestation Includes coverage on economic globalization, the role of media and religion in cultural globalization, and the link between environmentalism and the globalization of social problems Features coverage that ranges across economic, political, cultural, and experiential dimensions of social change Offers a wide variety of perspectives on globalization and captures many of the fault lines in current debates Stimulates discussion by including provocative contemporary works and by structuring sections around arguments that serve as connecting themes

Author Biography

Frank J. Lechner is Professor of Sociology at Emory University. In addition to publishing numerous papers on religion and sociological theory, Lechner is the author of Globalization: The Making of World Society (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), The Netherlands: National Identity and Globalization (2008), and World Culture: Origins and Consequences (with John Boli, Wiley-Blackwell, 2005).

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 World Culture: Origins and Consequences (with Frank J. Lechner, Wiley-Blackwell, 2005), New Citizens for a New Society (1989), and Constructing World Culture (edited with George M. Thomas, 1999).

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition xi

Sources and Acknowledgments xiii

General Introduction 1

Part I Debating Globalization 6

Introduction 7

1 The Hidden Promise: Liberty Renewed 9
John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge

2 How to Judge Globalism 16
Amartya Sen

3 Globalisation: Nine Theses on Our Epoch 22
William I. Robinson

4 Jihad vs. McWorld 28
Benjamin R. Barber

5 The Clash of Civilizations? 37
Samuel P. Huntington

Part I Questions 45

Part II Explaining Globalization 46

Introduction 47

6 The Modern World-System as a Capitalist World-Economy 51
Immanuel Wallerstein

7 Sociology of the Global System 57
Leslie Sklair

8 Liberalism 64
Scott Burchill

9 Realism and Complex Interdependence 71
Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye

10 World Society and the Nation-State 79
John W. Meyer, John Boli, George M. Thomas, and Francisco O. Ramirez

11 Globalization as a Problem 88
Roland Robertson

12 Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy 95
Arjun Appadurai

Part II Questions 104

Part III Experiencing Globalization 105

Introduction 106

13 How Sushi Went Global 109
Theodore C. Bestor

14 McDonald’s in Hong Kong 114
James L. Watson

15 The Transnational Villagers 123
Peggy Levitt

16 The Great Game and the Informal Empire 131
David Goldblatt

17 Is Baseball a Global Sport? America’s “National Pastime” as Global Field and International Sport 136
William W. Kelly

18 Strategic Inauthenticity 142
Timothy D. Taylor

Part III Questions 147

Part IV Globalization and the World Economy 148

Introduction 149

19 China Makes, the World Takes 155
James Fallows

20 Commodity Chains and Marketing Strategies: Nike and the Global Athletic Footwear Industry 160
Miguel Korzeniewicz

21 The Global Economy: Organization, Governance, and Development 170
Gary Gereffi

22 Incensed about Inequality 180
Martin Wolf

23 Is Globalization Reducing Poverty and Inequality? 187
Robert Hunter Wade

24 Social Accountability and Corporate Greenwashing 194
William S. Laufer

25 Grounded: Income Inequality and Speculative Investment Led to the Financial Meltdown 200
Branko Milanovic

26 The Twin Excesses – Financialization and Globalization – Caused the Crash 203
Ashok Bardhan

27 Globalism’s Discontents 206
Joseph E. Stiglitz

Part IV Questions 214

Part V Globalization and the Nation-State 215

Introduction 216

28 The Declining Authority of States 219
Susan Strange

29 Global Organized Crime 226
James H. Mittelman

30 Has Globalization Gone Too Far? 231
Dani Rodrik

31 Welfare Spending in an Era of Globalization: The North–South Divide 237
John Glenn

32 World Culture and the Future of Schooling 243
David P. Baker and Gerald K. LeTendre

Part V Questions 248

Part VI Global Governance 249

Introduction 250

33 The International Monetary Fund 253
James Vreeland

34 The Future of the Multilateral Trade System – What Role for the World Trade Organization? 260
Ann Capling and Richard Higgott

35 A New World Order 265
Anne-Marie Slaughter

36 ISO and the Infrastructure for a Global Market 271
Craig N. Murphy and JoAnne Yates

37 Global Health Governance: A Conceptual Review 278
Richard Dodgson, Kelley Lee, and Nick Drager

38 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grant-Making Programme for Global Health 284
David McCoy, Gayatri Kembhavi, Jinesh Patel, and Akish Luintel

Part VI Questions 289

Part VII Globalization, INGOs, and Civil Society 290

Introduction 291

39 The Emergence and Transformation of the International Women’s Movement 295
Nitza Berkovitch

40 The Evolution of Debates over Female Genital Cutting 300
Elizabeth Heger Boyle

41 World Culture in the World Polity: A Century of International Non-Governmental Organization 306
John Boli and George M. Thomas

42 Closing the Corruption Casino: The Imperatives of a Multilateral Approach 313
Peter Eigen

43 The Backlash against NGOs 318
Michael Bond

44 How Global Is Global Civil Society? 324
Neera Chandhoke

45 Global Governance and the Role of NGOs in International Peace and Security 332
Chantal de Jonge Oudraat and Virginia Haufler

Part VII Questions 338

Part VIII Globalization and Media 339

Introduction 340

46 Cultural Imperialism 343
John Tomlinson

47 Mapping Global Media Flow and Contra-Flow 352
Daya Kishan Thussu

48 Hybridity and the Rise of Korean Popular Culture in Asia 358
Doobo Shim

49 Watching Big Brother at Work: A Production Study of Big Brother Australia 364
Jane Roscoe

50 Bollywood versus Hollywood: Battle of the Dream Factories 372
Heather Tyrrell

51 Why Hollywood Rules the World, and Whether We Should Care 379
Tyler Cowen

Part VIII Questions 385

Part IX Globalization and Religion 386

Introduction 387

52 Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims 391
Charles Kurzman

53 Globalised Islam: The Search for a New Ummah 396
Olivier Roy

54 The Christian Revolution 401
Philip Jenkins

55 American Evangelicals: The Overlooked Globalizers and Their Unintended Gospel of Modernity 408
Joshua J. Yates

56 Globalizing Catholicism and the Return to a “Universal” Church 413
José Casanova

57 Religious Rejections of Globalization 419
Frank J. Lechner

Part IX Questions 425

Part X Global Environmentalism 426

Introduction 427

58 From One Earth to One World 431
World Commission on Environment and Development

59 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 438
UN Conference on Environment and Development

60 Greenpeace and Political Globalism 443
Paul Wapner

61 Environmental Advocacy Networks 451
Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink

62 Toward Democratic Governance for Sustainable Development: Transnational Civil Society Organizing around Big Dams 459
Sanjeev Khagram

63 Ozone Depletion 466
Pamela S. Chasek, David L. Downie, and Janet Welsh Brown

64 Forest Stewardship Council 471
Kristina Tamm Hallström and Magnus Boström

Part X Questions 477

Part XI Alternative Globalization and the Global Justice Movement 478

Introduction 479

65 Counterhegemonic Globalization: Transnational Social Movements in the Contemporary Political Economy 483
Peter Evans

66 The Global South: The WTO and Deglobalization 490
Walden Bello

67 Counter-Capitalism: Globalisation’s Children Strike Back 494
James Harding

68 Ecological Balance in an Era of Globalization 500
Vandana Shiva

69 Tomorrow Begins Today 509
Subcomandante Marcos

70 Porto Alegre Call for Mobilization 514
World Social Forum

71 A Better World Is Possible! 517
International Forum on Globalization

Part XI Questions 528

Index 529

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