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Against the dead hand : the uncertain struggle for global capitalism

Lindsey, Brink.
McNichols Campus Library
HF 1359 .L555 2002

Lindsey puts international integration into historical context by stating that today's period of globalization has a precursor in the free markets and economic integration of the mid-19th century. For much of the 20th century, the invisible hand of the market gave way, he writes, to the dead hand of the state. While that changed when large parts of the world emerged from communism and statism, Lindsey maintains that the effects of state ownership, price controls, trade barriers and other leftovers from the statist era still grossly impede the global economy.

Alternatives to economic globalization : a better world is possible

McNichols Campus Library
HF 1359 .A547 2004

Conflicting worldviews -- Design for corporate rule -- The unholy trinity : the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization -- Ten principles for sustainable societies -- Reclaiming the commons : what should be off-limits to globalization? -- Subsidiarity : recalling power from the global -- Alternative operating systems -- Corporate structure and power -- New international structures -- Global to local : what you can do.

The amoral elephant : globalization and the struggle for social justice in the twenty-first century

Tabb, WIliam K..
McNichols Campus Library
HF 1359 .T332 2001

Examines the implications of globalization, drawing parallels to earlier stages of capitalist development to demonstrate the social burdens arising from the exploding financial markets. Describes how international institutions, most importantly the International Monetary Fund and the WTO have focused on neoliberal goals to erode the welfare state and shift wealth from the poor to the rich.

Beyond solidarity: pragmatism and difference in a globalized world

Gunn, GIles B..
McNichols Campus Library
BJ 1031 .G85 2001

An argument for a sharable morality in a world increasingly fractured along lines of difference. Gunn asks how human solidarity can be reconceived when its expressions have become increasingly exceptionalist and outmoded, and when the pressures of globalization divide as much as they unify. He finds the terms for answering these questions in a more inclusive, cosmopolitan pragmatism--one willing to explore fundamental values without recourse to absolutist arguments.

The collapse of globalism and the reinvention of the world

Saul, John Ralston.
McNichols Campus Library
JZ 1318 .S28 2005

Maintains that globalization is dead, leaving a situation where, instead of surrendering or sharing sovereignty, governments and citizens are reasserting their national interests.

De-Coca-colonization : making the globe from the inside out

Flusty, Steven.
McNichols Campus Library
HN 17.5 .F58 2004

Argues that we must move away from top-down visions of the processes at work and concentrate on how ordinary people who are locked out of power structures create "globalities" of their own.

Dimensions of globalization

McNichols Campus Library
H 1 .A4 v.570 July 2000

Globalization : the product of a knowledge-based economy / Lester C. Thurow -- The globalization of human development / Richard A. Easterlin -- Globalization in Southeast Asia / Peter A. Coclanis and Tilak Doshi -- Regulating immigration in a global age : a new policy landscape / Saskia Sassen -- Labor versus globalization / George Ross -- The student anti-sweatshop movement : limits and potential / Jay R. Mandle -- The bark is worse than the bite : new WTO law and late industrialization / Alice H. Amsden and Takashi Hikino -- Coping with globalization : a suggested policy package for small countries / Frank B. Rampersad -- Globalization and justice / Jon Mandle -- Globalization's cultural consequences / Robert Holton -- Corporate governance and globalization / Mary O'Sullivan -- Sustainable economic development in rural America / Adam S. Weinberg.

Global shaping and its alternatives

Atasoy, Yildiz.
McNichols Campus Library
JZ 1318 .G5589 2003

Globalisation, global justice and social work

Ferguson, Iain.
McNichols Campus Library
HV 40 .G56 2005

Explores the global effects of neo-liberal policies on welfare services in different countries.

Globalism : the new market ideology

Steger, Manfred B..
McNichols Campus Library
HF 1379 .S738 2002

Argues that the opening decade of the 21st century will constitute a teeming battlefield of clashing ideologies. After identifying and evaluating the five central claims of globalism--including assertions that globalization is inevitable, nobody is in charge of globalization, and globalization benefits everyone--Steger offers an overview of the counterclaims made by anti-globalist forces.

Globalization and social movements

Hamel, Pierre.
McNichols Campus Library
HM 881 .G56 2001

Explores how globalization affects social movements in different countries.

Globalization and society : processes of differentiation examined

McNichols Campus Library
HF 1359 .G5835 2003

Globalization has been defined as a process in which the population of the world is increasingly bonded into a single society. Although none of the contributors to this collection denies the thrust toward convergence that is implicit in globalizing processes, each contributor also concludes that globalization encourages differentiation. Integration in the global system is not a passive process. In different nations, people analyze and interpret what is happening and respond by developing policies, forming new institutions and changing existing ones. They adopt broad cultural models in order to function effectively in the larger system and they also draw upon their particular traditions, values, institutions and resources to define a place that will be to their advantage economically, politically and socio-culturally. As the studies presented in this book show, integration in the world system may benefit a given society or may harm it; it may entail changes to a society's culture, but does not obliterate a society's distinctive characteristics.

Globalization and the good

Heslam, Peter S. (Peter Somers).
McNichols Campus Library
BL 65 .G55 G56 2004

Papers by a group of noted academics, religious leaders and business people to discuss the contexts and challenges present in the modern phenomenon of globalization. According to the editor Peter Heslam, globalization is a current buzzword in many fields religious and secular, but what exactly is meant by this? Economists, sociologists, politicians and political scientists, academics, corporate and business leaders - all these groups use the term and have some basic defining principles, but is this enough for understanding?

Globalization/anti-globalization

Held, David.
McNichols Campus Library
JZ 1318 .H45 2002

Studies the evidence about globalization, assessing global trends, issues of governance, culture, the economy, patterns of inequality and global ethics in relation to the contending claims and counterclaims of the principal positions in the globalization debate. Proposes a new political agenda for the twenty-first century, a global covenant of cosmopolitan social democracy.

The globalization gap : how the rich get richer and the poor get left further behind

Isaak, Robert A..
McNichols Campus Library
HC 79 .W4 I8 2005

The revolt of the rich -- Time versus opportunity -- Who the rich are and how they live -- Pyramids of opportunity -- Corporate wealth and hedging -- The global speed trap : diversifying to ward off losses and old age -- Why the poor are where they are -- A passage through India -- Poverty traps -- Origins of the rules of globalization -- How the rules rule the poor -- Global crises we will all face -- A blueprint for sharing opportunity.

Globalization, poverty and inequality : between a rock and a hard place

Kaplinsky, Raphael.
McNichols Campus Library
HF 1359 .K3674 2005

Challenges the conventional belief that global poverty is residual and will be corrected as globalization deepens by arguing instead that globalization and poverty are relational, and that the workings of the global system condemn many to poverty.

Globalization under construction : governmentality, law, and identity

McNichols Campus Library
JZ 1318 .G6792 2003

Asks the questions: What are the rationalities of government implicit in global modernity's project of mobilizing space, time, and difference? And what difference does it make to the globalization debates to put those rationalities in the foreground of critical analysis? Altogether, the work attempts to discern in the disparateness of contemporary events an emerging pattern of governmentality, techniques of governance and assemblages of intersecting arguments about the history of the present and the nature of the future that our present portends.

Globalization unmasked : imperialism in the 21st century

Petras, James F..
McNichols Campus Library
HF 1455 .P476 2001

Contends that globalization is not new—capitalism over the past 100 years has experienced periodic waxings and wanings of its tendency to integrate economies worldwide. Argues that globalization was created by deliberate policies put in place by powerful states under the control of dominant classes, and that it is not a structural part of the capitalist system—it is instead an ideological smokescreen used to divert attention away from the resurgence of imperialist powers.

Globalization : winners and losers

McNichols Campus Library
HF 1379 .G557 2002

Sabeer Bhatia, inventor of Hotmail, Narayan Murthy, founder of Infosys, and other industry leaders attest that globalization has raised the standard of living in developing economies through high-tech opportunities, foreign investment, and debt relief. Harvard's Jeffrey Sachs and other experts point out that the world market is being exploited through shortsightedness. This program addresses the pros and cons of doing business in the global marketplace.

Globalizing women : transnational feminist networks

Moghadam, Valentine M..
McNichols Campus Library
HQ 1101 .M64 2005

Explains how the negative and positive aspects of globalization have helped to create transnational networks of activists and organizations with common agenda.

Healing a broken world : globalization and God

Moe-Lobeda, Cynthia D..
McNichols Campus Library
BR 115 .E3 M64 2002

Maintains that the model of economic globalization threatens Earth's life systems, cultural integrity and diversity, and that as a society we acquiesce to the prvailing form of globalization, failing to consider seriously the long-term social and ecological implications of economic globalization, resist it, and forge alternatives.

People before profit : the new globalization in the age of terror, big money, and economic crisis

Derber, Charles.
McNichols Campus Library
HF 1418.5 .D47 2002

A critique of the increasing trend toward globalization. Derber believes we can still change globalization's direction, eliminating its market-driven excesses to provide truly universal economic development. The goals he proposes include ending global poverty, promoting local democracy and culture, making businesses socially accountable and creating a framework for genuinely collective peace and stability.

The politics of globaiztion : gaining perspective, assessing consequences

Brawley, Mark R. (Mark Randall).
McNichols Campus Library
JZ 1318 .B73 2003

Surveys and analyzes the many understandings of globalization, rooted in traditional and emerging theories. Considers different definitions of globalization, and explores several specific globalizing processes. While much of the emphasis is on political changes wrought by economic trends (for example trade and international capital flows), other forces such as cultural changes, issues of identity, etc. are also discussed. Evidence of changes in each of these areas is presented, and political consequences discussed. 

Postmodernism is now that you think : why globalization threatens modernity

Lemert, Charles C., 1937-.
McNichols Campus Library
HM 449 .L45 2005

Maintains that the former nationalistic world-system has collapsed and is slowly being replaced by a more global set of structures.

Representing resistance : media, civil disobedience and the Global Justice movement

Opel, Andy.
McNichols Campus Library
JZ 1318 .R47 2003

Suggests that globalization is supplanting Cold War ideology and critiques mainstream news media coverage of civil disobedience. Explores the "new activism" of social movement groups who use performance and media to appeal directly to the people in promoting their causes, fundraising, and recruitment.

Seeking social justice through globalization : escaping a nationalist perspective

Kitching, G. N..
McNichols Campus Library
HM 671 .K57 2001

Seeks to clarify how globalization is to be understood and evaluated as a "good" or "bad" thing. Maintains that a proper evaluation requires historical self-awareness, both of the historical background of globalization itself and of the historical origins of the very norms by which such evaluations are made.

A social theory of the WTO : trading cultures

Ford, Jane.
McNichols Campus Library
HF 1385 .F67 2003

Uses a social theory or constructivist approach to show that developing countries played a critical role in strengthening multilateralism in the World Trade Organization. By adopting a new role in trade negotiations during the Uruguay Round negotiations, developing countries helped to strengthen trade rules and change the trading culture of limited multilateralism.

There is an alternative : subsistence and worldwide resistance to corporate globalization

Bennholdt-Thomsen, Veronika.
McNichols Campus Library
HD 2755.5 .T55 2001

A group of distinguished authors explore the "defeatist myth" that ‘there is no alternative’ to corporate sponsored globalization. Theoreticians and activists from feminist, environmental, anti-imperialist and anti-racist struggles across five continents report on existing community-based initiatives, and demonstrate how we can all defy the creed of corporate globalization.

Twenty-first century confronts its gods : globalization, technology, and war

Hawkin, David J..
McNichols Campus Library
BL 65 .G55 T86 2004

New gods for old? The origins of modernity and the technological socity / David J. Hawkin -- Religion, risk, and the technological society / Conrad G. Brunk -- Nature and community in the global market / Rosemary E. Ommer -- Media technology and the future of religions / Jay Newman -- The West against the rest? A Buddhist response to The clash of civilizations / David R. Loy. -- Terrorism: some theological reflections / Timothy Gorringe -- Islam and the politics of violence: defining the Muslim community / Andrew Rippin -- Disarming Phineas: rabbinic confrontations with biblical militancy / Eliezer Segal -- Hindutva and the rhetoric of violence: interpreting the past, designing the future / Ronald Neufeldt -- Buddhism and violence in modernity / Robert E. Florida -- The ascension of Mars and the salvation of the modern world / Michael L. Hadley.

The world is flat : a brief history of the twenty-first century

Friedman, Thomas L..
McNichols Campus Library
HM 846 .F74 2005

When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, what will they say was the most crucial development at the dawn of the 21st century--the attacks of 9/11, or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, creating an explosion of wealth in the middle classes of the world's two biggest nations, and giving them a huge new stake in the success of globalization? And with this "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Friedman explains how the flattening of the world happened; what it means to countries, companies, communities, and individuals; and how governments and societies can, and must, adapt.

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