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Globalization: A Basic Text, 2nd Edition

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Updated to reflect recent global developments, the second edition of Globalization: A Basic Text presents an up-to-date introduction to major trends and topics relating to globalization studies.

  • Features updates and revisions in its accessible introduction to key theories and major topics in globalization

  • Includes an enhanced emphasis on issues relating to global governance, emerging technology, global flows of people, human trafficking, global justice movements, and global environmental sustainability

  • Utilizes a unique set of metaphors to introduce and explain the highly complex nature of globalization in an engaging and understandable manner

  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach to globalization by drawing from fields that include sociology, global political economy, political science, international relations, geography, and anthropology

  • Written by an internationally recognized and experienced author team

  • Table of Contents

    1. COVER
    2. SERIES PAGE
    3. TITLE PAGE
    4. COPYRIGHT PAGE
    5. DEDICATION PAGE
    6. ABOUT THE WEBSITE
      1. FOR STUDENTS
      2. FOR INSTRUCTORS
    7. FIGURES
    8. PREFACE
    9. CHAPTER 1: GLOBALIZATION I
      1. SOME OF THE BASICS
      2. FROM SOLIDS TO LIQUIDS (TO GASES)
      3. FLOWS
      4. HEAVY, LIGHT, WEIGHTLESS
      5. HEAVY STRUCTURES THAT EXPEDITE FLOWS
      6. HEAVY STRUCTURES AS BARRIERS TO FLOWS
      7. SUBTLER STRUCTURAL BARRIERS
      8. ON THE INCREASING UBIQUITY OF GLOBAL FLOWS AND STRUCTURES
      9. THINKING ABOUT GLOBAL FLOWS AND STRUCTURES
      10. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      11. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      12. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    10. CHAPTER 2: GLOBALIZATION II
      1. IS THERE SUCH A THING AS GLOBALIZATION?
      2. IS IT GLOBALIZATION OR TRANSNATIONALIZATION?
      3. IF THERE IS SUCH A THING AS GLOBALIZATION, WHEN DID IT BEGIN?
      4. GLOBALIZATION OR GLOBALIZATIONS?
      5. WHAT DRIVES GLOBALIZATION?
      6. DOES GLOBALIZATION HOP RATHER THAN FLOW?
      7. IF THERE IS SUCH A THING AS GLOBALIZATION, IS IT INEXORABLE?
      8. DOES <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0">GLOBAPHILIA</i> OR OR <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:ibooks="http://vocabulary.itunes.apple.com/rdf/ibooks/vocabulary-extensions-1.0">GLOBAPHOBIA</i> HAVE THE UPPER HAND? HAVE THE UPPER HAND?
      9. WHAT, IF ANYTHING, CAN BE DONE ABOUT GLOBALIZATION?
      10. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      11. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      12. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    11. CHAPTER 3: GLOBALIZATION AND RELATED PROCESSES
      1. IMPERIALISM
      2. COLONIALISM
      3. DEVELOPMENT
      4. WESTERNIZATION
      5. EASTERNIZATION
      6. AMERICANIZATION
      7. COMPARISONS WITH GLOBALIZATION
      8. THE ERA OF THE “POSTS”
      9. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      10. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      11. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    12. CHAPTER 4: NEOLIBERALISM
      1. THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF NEOLIBERALISM
      2. NEOLIBERALISM: AN EXEMPLARY STATEMENT AND THE BASIC PRINCIPLES
      3. POPULAR NEOLIBERAL “THEORY”: THE CASE OF THOMAS FRIEDMAN
      4. CRITIQUING NEOLIBERALISM
      5. NEOLIBERALISM AS EXCEPTION
      6. NEOLIBERALISM: THE CASE OF ISRAEL
      7. THE DEATH OF NEOLIBERALISM?
      8. NEO-MARXIAN THEORETICAL ALTERNATIVES TO NEOLIBERALISM
      9. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      10. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      11. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    13. CHAPTER 5: GLOBAL POLITICAL STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES
      1. ON POLITICAL PROCESSES AND FLOWS
      2. THE NATION-STATE
      3. IN DEFENSE OF THE NATION-STATE
      4. “IMAGINED COMMUNITY”
      5. CHANGES IN GLOBAL NATION-STATE RELATIONS
      6. OTHER GLOBAL POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS AND STRUCTURES
      7. REGIONAL POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS
      8. GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
      9. CIVIL SOCIETY
      10. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      11. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      12. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    14. CHAPTER 6: STRUCTURING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
      1. BEFORE BRETTON WOODS
      2. BRETTON WOODS AND THE BRETTON WOODS SYSTEM
      3. THE END OF BRETTON WOODS
      4. CHANGES IN, AND CRITIQUES OF, BRETTON-WOODS-ERA ORGANIZATIONS
      5. ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD)
      6. EUROPEAN UNION (COMMON MARKET)
      7. NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (NAFTA)
      8. MERCOSUR
      9. OPEC
      10. THE MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION (MNC)
      11. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
      12. THE MYTH OF ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION?
      13. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      14. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      15. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    15. CHAPTER 7: GLOBAL ECONOMIC FLOWS
      1. TRADE
      2. INCREASING COMPETITION FOR COMMODITIES
      3. THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE FLOW OF OIL
      4. RACE TO THE BOTTOM AND UPGRADING
      5. OUTSOURCING
      6. FINANCIAL GLOBALIZATION
      7. CORPORATIONS, PEOPLE, AND IDEAS
      8. CONSUMPTION
      9. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      10. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      11. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    16. CHAPTER 8: GLOBAL CULTURE AND CULTURAL FLOWS
      1. CULTURAL DIFFERENTIALISM
      2. CULTURAL HYBRIDIZATION
      3. CULTURAL CONVERGENCE
      4. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      5. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      6. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    17. CHAPTER 9: HIGH-TECH GLOBAL FLOWS AND STRUCTURES
      1. TECHNOLOGY, TIME-SPACE COMPRESSION, AND DISTANCIATION
      2. MASS MEDIA
      3. THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA
      4. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      5. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      6. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    18. CHAPTER 10: GLOBAL FLOWS OF PEOPLE
      1. MIGRANTS
      2. MIGRATION
      3. HUMAN TRAFFICKING
      4. TOURISM
      5. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      6. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      7. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    19. CHAPTER 11: GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL FLOWS
      1. Modernization And Environmental FLOWS
      2. DIFFERENCES AMONG NATION-STATES
      3. GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
      4. OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
      5. GLOBAL RESPONSES
      6. FROM LIGHTNESS TO HEAVINESS IN ENVIRONMENTAL FLOWS
      7. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      8. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      9. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    20. CHAPTER 12: NEGATIVE GLOBAL FLOWS AND PROCESSES
      1. DANGEROUS IMPORTS
      2. BORDERLESS DISEASES
      3. CRIME
      4. TERRORISM
      5. WAR
      6. THE IMPACT OF NEGATIVE GLOBAL FLOWS ON INDIVIDUALS
      7. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      8. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      9. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    21. CHAPTER 13: GLOBAL INEQUALITIES ICLASS AND RURAL–URBAN INEQUALITIES
      1. CLASS INEQUALITY
      2. RURAL–URBAN INEQUALITY
      3. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      4. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      5. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    22. CHAPTER 14: GLOBAL INEQUALITIES II
      1. DEFINING MAJORITY–MINORITY RELATIONS
      2. RACE AND ETHNICITY
      3. GENDER
      4. SEXUALITY
      5. RESPONDING TO AND RESISTING GLOBAL MINORITY STATUS: THE CASE OF WOMEN
      6. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      7. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      8. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    23. CHAPTER 15: DEALING WITH, RESISTING, AND THE FUTURES OF, GLOBALIZATION
      1. DEALING WITH GLOBALIZATION
      2. ALTER-GLOBALIZATIONS
      3. THE FUTURES OF GLOBALIZATION
      4. CHAPTER SUMMARY
      5. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
      6. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    24. APPENDIX
      1. ANTHROPOLOGY
      2. SOCIOLOGY
      3. POLITICAL SCIENCE
      4. ECONOMICS
      5. GEOGRAPHY
      6. PSYCHOLOGY
      7. LITERARY CRITICISM (POSTCOLONIAL)
      8. OTHER FIELDS
      9. ADDITIONAL READINGS
    25. GLOSSARY
    26. REFERENCES
    27. INDEX
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