Globalization and Social Exclusion: A Transformationalist Perspective

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Kumarian Press, 2005 - Political Science - 190 pages
* First book to study the intersection of globalization and social exclusion
* This renowned author has published over 20 books on issues of globalization and development studies
* Author directed the Globalization and Social Exclusion Unit at the University of Liverpool

We inhabit a world of consequences and butterfly effects. When global economies integrate, what disintegrates as a result? The answer, Ronaldo Munck contends, is social equality. This is the first book to view globalization through the lens of social exclusion--defined as all the ways in which people are prevented from obtaining the necessities of life.

To illustrate how globalization deepens the existing inequities of race, place, gender, and class, in both the global North and South, the author highlights disparities in living conditions; the feminization of poverty and the global sex trade; the effects of racism, migration, and multiculturalism; and the formation and political manifestations of social class.

He boldly develops a politics and ethics of transformation to move us beyond social exclusion--even beyond mere social inclusion. He provides us with the tools to transform society from within, creating a more democratic and just global order.
 

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Contents

GlobalizationThreat or Opportunity?
1
Political Transformation
6
Social Impact
11
Global Governance
15
Conclusion
19
Social ExclusionThe New Poverty?
21
Poverty and Development
26
Global Exclusion
30
Global Feminism
95
Conclusion
99
Race Migration and Citizenship
101
The Color of Poverty
102
People on the Move
106
Global Apartheid
111
The New Citizenship
116
Conclusion
119

Social Inclusion?
34
Conclusion
38
Global Integration Social Disintegration
41
Structural Adjustment
47
Eastern Capitalism
50
Politics of Inequality
55
Conclusion
58
Global Places Spaces of Exclusion
61
Poor Neighborhoods
65
Poor Countries
70
Global Social Policy
74
Conclusion
79
Gender and Global Inequality
81
The Feminization of Poverty
86
The Global Sex Trade
90
Class Inequality and Exclusion
121
Polarizing Dynamics
122
Global Inequalities
126
The Local and the Global
132
Complex Identities
138
Conclusion
142
Beyond Social Exclusion
145
Governance and Control
150
Discourse and Contestation
155
Inclusion and Empowerment
160
Conclusion
164
References
167
About the Author
177
Index
179
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Ronaldo Munck is currently working at the President's Office at Dublin City University as strategic director of the university's engagement with globalization and social development.

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