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The Globalization Reader

By: Frank J Lechner(Editor), John Boli(Editor)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
The Globalization Reader
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Completely revised and updated, the fifth edition of this well-regarded textbook charts key topics and recent research in globalization along with the latest complexities and controversies in the field.

- Includes a new section on globalization and identity and new readings on global inequality, mental illness, structural violence, microfinance, blood diamonds, world citizenship, the global justice movement, and sumo wrestling
- Contains essential, thought-provoking readings by prominent scholars, activists, and organizations on the many dimensions of globalization, from political and economic issues to cultural and experiential ones
- Examines foundational topics, such as the experience of globalization, economic and political globalization, the role of media and religion in cultural globalization, women's rights, environmentalism, global civil society, and the alternative globalization movement
- Retains the helpful student features from prior editions, including an accessible format, concise introductions to major topics, stimulating examples, and discussion questions for each selection and section


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 Jose 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 Hallstrom and Magnus Bostrom
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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Frank J. Lechner is Professor of Sociology at Emory University, USA. He has published numerous papers on religion and sociological theory. He is the co-author with John Boli of World Culture: Origins and Consequences (Wiley Blackwell, 2005) and author of Globalization: The Making of World Society (2009) and The Netherlands: National Identity and Globalization (2008).

John Boli is Professor of Sociology at Emory University, USA. He has published extensively on world culture, global organizations, state authority, and education. He is the co-author with Frank J. Lechner of World Culture: Origins and Consequences (Wiley Blackwell, 2005) and co-author of Constructing World Culture: International Nongovernmental Organizations Since 1875 (1999), and Institutional Structure: Constituting State, Society and the Individual (1987).

By: Frank J Lechner(Editor), John Boli(Editor)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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