Globalization and After
Samir Dasgupta, Ray Kiely
SAGE, Sep 7, 2006 - Business & Economics - 443 pages
While accepting that globalization is here to stay, the distinguished contributors to this volume share a scepticism regarding the claims made about its supposed benefits. They believe instead that the present form of globalization is essentially unequal and marginalizing besides being environmentally destructive.
Approaching the issues involved from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, the contributors address a number of important questions concerning the current form of globalisation and its future course. These include:
- does globalization involve integration on a worldwide scale or will there be a levelling off or even a reversal?
- encouraged by market forces, will privatization and deregulation of economies increase or will there be a shift in direction or even a reaction?
- will globalization lead to a new world order?
- is there an alternative to globalization?
Overall, this multi-disciplinary volume explores the tensions and dilemmas inherent in globalization, from local, national and global perspectives.
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List of Tables
Globalization or The Age of Transition?
Business as Usual or Radical Shift?
The Future of Globalization
Whose Benefit Anyway?
Globalization and its Future Shock
Global Environmental Crisis and Ecological Futures
The Impact of Globalization on Local Communities
Globalization and After?
Capitalist Globalization and the AntiGlobalization Movement
Social Movements in a Globalized World
The Effects of Global Economic Expansion on
Division and Dissent in the AntiGlobalization Movement
About the Editors and Contributors
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