Globalization: North-South Perspectives

Globalization: North-South Perspectives

by John Glenn

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Rather than claim that there exists a common concept of globalization that all parties can agree to, this book seeks to examine some of the conceptions and the way in which they render different interpretations of particular aspects of globalization.

The last two decades have witnessed an explosive proliferation of academic writings on the subject of globalization, which has been accompanied by a high level of interest in the media and widespread usage of the term. This has inevitably resulted in the meaning of the concept broadening to include a whole host of issues, running the attendant risk of losing any conceptual focus it had.

John Glenn examines five issue areas affected by globalization:

  • the economy
  • sovereignty
  • civil society
  • governance
  • communication.

In so doing, the book aims to articulate certain questions within each area, which will allow for some judgment to be made concerning the differing perspectives on globalization.

Globalization will be of interest to students of international political economy and politics and international relations in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134530984
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

John Glenn is currently a lecturer in the Department of Politics at Southampton University, UK

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Globalization: Myth or Reality  3. How Global is Globalization?  4. Trade Liberalization and Economic Growth  5. Globalization and the Reconfiguration of the State  6. Patterns of Global Poverty and Inequality  7. Global Governance: Is More Better?  8. Conclusion

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