Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture

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Stanford University Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 515 pages
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In this book, the authors set forth a new model of globalization that lays claims to supersede existing models, and then use this model to assess the way the processes of globalization have operated in different historic periods in respect to political organization, military globalization, trade, finance, corporate productivity, migration, culture, and the environment. Each of these topics is covered in a chapter which contrasts the contemporary nature of globalization with that of earlier epochs.

In mapping the shape and political consequences of globalization, the authors concentrate on six states in advanced capitalist societies (SIACS): the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Germany, and Japan. For comparative purposes, other states—particularly those with developing economics—are referred to and discussed where relevant. The book concludes by systematically describing and assessing contemporary globalization, and appraising the implications of globalization for the sovereignty and autonomy of SIACS. It also confronts directly the political fatalism that surrounds much discussion of globalization with a normative agenda that elaborates the possibilities for democratizing and civilizing the unfolding global transformation.

  

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As mentioned before, really complex book with quite difficult language, lots of concepts and information with relevant examples. Overall, worth reading.

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the writing could have been less complex, but the overal info was interesting Read full review

Contents

The Territorial State and Global Politics
32
L2 Evidence of democratization 1975 and 1995
47
Diplomatic connectedness of states 19501991
54
Regional intergovernmental telecommunications organizations
60
The Expanding Reach of Organized Violence
87
Global Trade Global Markets
149
Intensity of trade links 19281990
167
Shifting Patterns of Global Finance
189
Corporate Power and Global Production Networks
236
People on the Move
283
Globalization Culture and the Fate of Nations
327
Globalization
376
the Shape of Contemporary Globalization
414
cumulative impacts on SIACS
438
Methodological Appendix
453
Index
493

International bonds
205

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About the author (1999)

David Held is Professor of Politics and Sociology at the Open University. Anthony G. McGrew is Senior Lecturer in Government at the Open University. David Goldblatt is Lecturer in Social Sciences at the Open University. Jonathan Perraton is Lecturer in Economics at Sheffield University.

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