Global Futures: Shaping Globalization

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Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Zed Books, 2000 - Business & Economics - 250 pages
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"This is the first book to go beyond globalization. Its eminent contributors reject a fatalistic stance in the face of the problems that accelerating globalization is throwing up. Instead, they argue that humanity must make seek to shape globalization. In a sequence of tightly argued essays, they suggest a variety of innovative perspectives, changes, policies and institutional reforms that we ought to strive for in our increasingly inter-connected world. The exciting range of topics discussed include global governance and democratization; international finance and reform of the world economy; Third World development; the environment; the position of women; poverty and social exclusion; technology and culture; and the future shape of urban growth. Optimistic and inventionist in tone, this book provides a one-stop overview of thinking about global reform. Bristling with ideas, its new angle on globalization brings together different domains of transformation and different disciplines, looking to a future in which humanity consciously influences, improves and humanizes what may otherwise be seen as an impersonal and destructive juggernaut."--Back cover.
 

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Contents

Shaping Globalization i
1
Reviving the Quest
23
A Developmental
40
World Economic Changes at the Threshold of
53
Life Beyond Global Economic Warfare
63
The Mosaic of Global Taxes
83
An Alternative to Global Marketization
98
The Local Dimensions of Global Reform
119
Poverty and the Politics of Alternatives at the End
133
Environmental Justice as a Force for Sustainability
148
Feminist Futures
175
Inequality and growth revisited 189 Culture and the state 191
191
Globalization and cultural interchange 1 94 Intrinsic
198
Contradictory Utopias
224
Index
242
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Jan Nederveen Pieterse is Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His other publications include Ethnicities and Global Multiculture (2007) and Globalization and Empire (2004). He is also the editor of The Decolonization of Imagination (Zed 1995).

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