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The Globalization Reader By Frank J. Lechner

The Globalization Reader by Frank J. Lechner

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Globalization effectively captures the growth of linkages across national boundaries, the global expansion of a market economy and the rise of a complex but integrated world society. "The Globalization Reader" makes sense of a term that has become an all-purpose catchword in contemporary debates.

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The Globalization Reader by Frank J. Lechner

Globalization effectively captures the growth of linkages across national boundaries, the global expansion of a market economy and the rise of a complex but integrated world society. The Globalization Reader makes sense of a term that has become an all-purpose catchword in contemporary debates. The editors have compiled the most relevant literature into a highly readable and accessible format. With its broad coverage of political, economic, cultural, and individual dimensions, this volume provides readers with a deeper understanding of the globalization process. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with thirty new essays and a new section on anti-globalization movements. The editors have replaced several abstract articles from the first edition with livelier, more accessible essays that reflect the current scholarship. With new case studies, and a more international focus, this second edition is an even better introduction to globalization studies.

The Globalization Reader Reviews

"An excellent core text for undergraduate and graduate courses on globalization, and would be an excellent starting point for anyone thinking of working in this area." George Ritzer, University of Maryland, author of The McDonaldization of Society "The Globalization Reader provides a comprehensive survey of the literature and an authoritative definition of the field, but it also judiciously resolves the conceptual confusion that has surrounded the debate. An indispensable resource." Bryan Turner, Cambridge University "An extremely accesible and useful source of information" The British Journal of Sociology "The second edition of Lechner and Boli's The Globalization Reader remains one of the best collections of writings in this timely and important subject ... Lechner and Boli have brought together a large collection of important and worthwhile readings placed within a clear and effective organizational scheme." Teaching Sociology "A very good resource for students who want a wide-ranging introduction to this topic and for those interested in the global processes shaping the world today." Choice

About Frank J. Lechner

Frank J. Lechner is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published numerous papers on global change, fundamentalism, secularization, and sociological theory. He is co-editor, with L. van Vucht-Tijssen and J. Berting, of The Search for Fundamentals (1995). John Boli is Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published extensively on global culture and organizations, education, citizenship, and

Table of Contents

Sources and Acknowledgments Preface to the Second Edition General Introduction Part I: Debating Globalization: Introduction 1. The Hidden Promise: Liberty Renewed: John Micklethwait And Adrian Wooldridge 2. How To Judge Globalism: Amartya Sen 3. From The Great Transformation To The Global Free Market: John Gray 4. Jihad Vs. Mcworld: Benjamin Barber 5. The Clash Of Civilizations? Samuel P. Huntington 6. A Global Ethic As A Foundation For Global Society: Hans Kung Questions Part II: Explaining Globalization: Introduction 7. The World Unified: E.J. Hobsbawm 8. The Rise And Future Demise Of The World Capitalist System: Immanuel Wallerstein 9. Sociology Of The Global System: Leslie Sklair 10. Realism And Complex Interdependence: Robert O. Keohane And Joseph S. Nye 11. World Society And The Nation-State: John W. Meyer, John Boli, George M. Thomas, And Francisco O. Ramirez 12. Globalization As A Problem: Roland Robertson 13. Disjuncture And Difference In The Global Cultural Economy: Arjun Appadurai 14. The Global Ecumene: Ulf Hannerz Questions Part III: Experiencing Globalization: Introduction 15. Mcdonald's In Hong Kong: James L. Watson 16. Travelling Beyond Local Cultures: Martin Albrow 17. Strong States, Strong Teachers: Bruce Fuller 18. Strategic Inauthenticity: Timothy Taylor Questions Part IV: Economic Globalization: Introduction 19. Wawasan 2020: William Greider 20. Commodity Chains And Marketing Strategies: Nike And The Global Athletic Footwear Industry: Miguel Korzeniewicz 21. Growth Is Good For The Poor: David Dollar And Aart Kraay 22. Growth With Equity Is Good For The Poor: Oxfam 23. Beyond Good Intentions: Corporate Citizenship For A New Century: Mary Robinson 24. The Case Against 'Corporate Social Responsibility': David Henderson 25. Globalism's Discontents: Joseph E. Stiglitz Questions Part V: Political Globalization I: The Demise Of The Nation-State? Introduction 26. The End Of The Nation State: Kenichi Ohmae 27. The Declining Authority Of States: Susan Strange 28. Has Globalization Gone Too Far? Dani Rodrik 29. Partisan Politics In The Global Economy: Geoffrey Garrett 30. The Role Of The State In The Age Of Globalisation: Kofi Annan Questions Part VI: Political Globalization II: Reorganizing The World: Introduction 31. The Emergence And Transformation Of The International Women's Movement: Nitza Berkovitch 32. Beijing Declaration: United Nations Fourth World Conference On Women 33. World Culture In The World Polity: A Century Of International Non-Governmental Organization: John Boli And George M. Thomas 34. Closing The Corruption Casino: The Imperatives Of A Multilateral Approach: Peter Eigen 35. Power Shift: Jessica Mathews 36. The Backlash Against Ngos: Michael Bond Questions Part VII: Cultural Globalization I: The Role Of Media: Introduction 37. The New International Information Order: Sean Macbride And Colleen Roach 38. Peripheral Vision: John Sinclair, Elizabeth Jacka, And Stuart Cunningham 39. Cultural Imperialism: John Tomlinson 40. Bollywood Versus Hollywood: Battle Of The Dream Factories: Heather Tyrrell Questions Part VIII: Cultural Globalization II: Fundamentalist Responses: Introduction 41. Global Fundamentalism: Frank J. Lechner 42. Globalization, Islam And Resistance: Mustapha Kemal Pasha 43. The Challenge Of Fundamentalism: Bassam Tibi 44. The Fundamentalist Impact On Law, Politics, And Constitutions In Iran: Ann Elizabeth Meyer 45. Obedience Versus Autonomy: Women And Fundamentalism In Iran And Pakistan: Shahla Haeri 46. Yes, This Is About Islam: Salman Rushdie Questions Part IX: Changing World Society: Environmentalism And The Globalization Of Social Problems: Introduction 47. From One Earth To One World: World Commission On Environment And Development 48. Rio Declaration On Environment And Development: United Nations Conference On Environment And Development 49. Greenpeace And Political Globalism: Paul Wapner 50. Environmental Advocacy Networks: Margaret E. Keck And Kathryn Sikkink 51. The Amungme, Kamaro & Freeport: How Indigenous Papuans Have Resisted The World's Largest Copper Mine: Abigail Abrash 52. Globalization And Sustainability: Wolfgang Sachs Questions Part X: Resisting Globalization: Critique And Action: Introduction 53. From Global To Local: Beyond Neoliberalism To The International Of Hope: Gustavo Esteva And Madhu Suri Prakash 54. Counter-Capitalism: Globalisation's Children Strike Back: James Harding 55. Ecological Balance In An Era Of Globalization: Vandana Shiva 56. Tomorrow Begins Today: Subcomandante Marcos 57. Porto Alegre Call For Mobilization: World Social Forum 58. A Better World Is Possible: International Forum On Globalization Questions

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