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Development and Social Change Philip McMichael

Development and Social Change By Philip McMichael

Development and Social Change by Philip McMichael


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Intended to be used in an undergraduate or beginning graduate curriculum that focuses on globalization, this book gives an explanation for how 'globalization' took root in the public discourse and how 'globalization' represents a shift away from 'development' as a way to think about non-western societies. It also includes case studies.

Development and Social Change Summary

Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective by Philip McMichael

This new Edition in the Sociology for a New Century Series is intended to be used in any course in the undergraduate or beginning graduate curriculum that focuses on globalization. It is the first book published for undergraduates which presents a coherent explanation for how `globalization' took root in the public discourse and how `globalization' represents a shift away from `development' as a way to think about non-western societies.

The Third Edition is full of case studies that help to make the intricacies of globalization concrete, meaningful, and clear to students. It also includes new treatments of fundamentalism, terrorism, the AIDS crisis and the commercialization of services via the World Trade Organization.

About Philip McMichael

Philip McMichael grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, completing undergraduate degrees in economics and in political science at the University of Adelaide. After traveling in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and community work in Papua New Guinea, he pursued his doctorate in sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He has taught at the University of New England (New South Wales), Swarthmore College, and the University of Georgia, and he is presently International Professor of Global Development at Cornell University. Other appointments include Visiting Senior Research Scholar in International Development at the University of Oxford (Wolfson College) and Visiting Scholar, School of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Queensland. Trained as a historical sociologist, his research examines capitalist modernity through the lens of agrarian questions, food regimes, agrarian and food sovereignty movements, and most recently the implications for food systems of agrofuels and land grabbing. In his work, he has studied and consulted with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development,, the International Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty, the international peasant coalition, La Via Campesina, and FoodFirst Information and Action Network (FIAN). He teaches courses on Political Sociology of Development; World-Historical Methods; Food, Ecology, and Agrarian Change; and International Development.

Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgments A Timeline of Developmentalism and Globalism PREFACE: Development and the Global Marketplace What is the World Coming To? The Global Marketplace The Social Web of the Global Market Case Study: The Hamburger Connection Dimensions of Social Change in the Global Marketplace Development, Globalization and Imperial Projects The Social Web of the Global Market Case Study: The Hamburger Connection Dimensions of Social Change in the Global Marketplace Development, Globalization and Imperial Projects PART I. THE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (LATE 1940s TO EARLY 1970s) CHAPTER 1: Instituting the Development Project Introduction Colonialism Decolonization Colonial Liberation Case Study: The Tensions and Lessons of Indian Nationalist Revolt Decolonization and Development Postwar Decolonization and the Rise of the Third World Ingredients of the Development Project Case Study: Blaming the Victim? Colonial Legacies and State Deformation in Africa Case Study: Development as Internal Colonialism, in Ladakh The Development Project Framed Case Study: National Development and the Building Blocs of the Global Economy Economic Nationalism Summary CHAPTER 2: The Development Project: International Dimensions The International Framework The International Framework Remaking the International Division of Labor Case Study: South Korea in the Changing International Division of Labor The Postwar Food Order Remaking Third World Agricultures Case Study: Food and Class Relations Case Study: What Produces a Development Mentality? Summary PART II. FROM NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO GLOBALIZATION CHAPTER 3: The Global Economy Reborn Divergent Developments Case Study: The NICs: An Exception that Disproved the Rules? Third World Industrialization in Context Case Study: The World Factory in China Case Study: The World Car: From Ford and Mitsubishi Case Study: Gendering the Global Labor Force Case Study: Global Subcontracting in Saipan Case Study: High Heels and High Tech in Global Barbados Case Study: The Corporatization of World Markets Global Agribusiness Case Study: Agribusiness Brings You the World Steer Case Study: The Global Labor Force and the Link Between Food Security/Food Insecurity Global Sourcing and Regionalism Case Study: Regional Strategy of a Southern Transnational Corporation Summary CHAPTER 4: Demise of the Third World The Empire of Containment and the Political Decline of the Third World Financial Globalization Case Study: Containment and Corruption The Debt Regime Case Study: Debt Regime Politics: Debt Collection as Development? Case Study: The IMF Food Riots: Citizens vs. Structural Adjustment Global Governance Case Study: Turning the Dominican Republic Inside Out? Case Study: Tanzanian Civil Society Absorbs Structural Adjustment Summary PART III. THE GLOBALIZATION PROJECT (1980s - ) CHAPTER 5: Implementing Globalization as a Project The Globalization Project Case Study: Incorporating the Second World into the Globalization Project Case Study: Chile-The Original Model of Economic Liberalization Case Study: Mini-Dragon Singapore Constructs Comparative Advantage Global Governance Case Study: Mexican Sovereignty Exposed: From Above and Below Case Study: Global Comparative Disadvantage: The End of Farming as we Know it? Case Study: Corporate Property Rights in India Case Study: Unequal Construction of Knowledge's and the Question of Biodiversity Protection Case Study: Leasing the Rain: Privatizing the Social Contract in Bolivia Case Study: NAFTA: Regional Economic Success, Social Failure? The Globalization Project as a Utopia Summary CHAPTER 6: The Globalization Project: Disharmonies Displacement Case Study: Neoliberalism and Food Insecurity Case Study: Trafficking in Women: the Global Sex Industry vs. Human Rights Case Study: Multiculturalism and its Contradictions Informal Activity Case Study: Informalization vs. the African State: the Other Side of Globalization Case Study: The Global AIDS Crisis Legitimacy Crisis and Neo-Liberalism Case Study: Identity Politics and the Fracturing and Underdevelopment of Nigeria Financial Crisis Case Study: Financial Crisis Released Indonesian Democratic Forces Case Study: South Korea in Crisis: Running Down the Showcase Summary PART IV. RETHINKING DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER 7: Global Development and its Counter-movements Fundamentalism Case Study: Modernity's Fundamentalisms Environmentalism Case Study: Deforestation Under the Globalization Project, Post-Earth Summit Case Study: Managing the Global Commons: the GEF and Nicaraguan Biosphere Reserves Case Study: Chico Mendes, Brazilian Environmentalist by Default Case Study: Local Environmental Managers in Ghana Feminism Case Study: Human Rights Versus Cultural Rights: the Ritual of Female Genital Mutilation Cosmopolitan Activism Case Study: Andean Counter-Development, or Cultural Affirmation Case Study: The New Labor Cosmopolitanism: Social Movement Unionism Food Sovereignty Movements Case Study: The Case for Fair Trade Summary CHAPTER 8: Whither Development? Legacies of the Development Project Case Study: Water, Water, Everywhere - Unless it Becomes a Commodity Rethinking Development Case Study: Global Meets Local: the Micro-Credit Business Case Study: Argentina's Turn to Cry Conclusion Endnotes References Glossary/Index

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Development and Social Change: A Global Perspective by Philip McMichael
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