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Globalization : Key Ideas - Malcolm Waters

Globalization

Key Ideas

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The constraints of geography are shrinking and the world is becoming a single place. Globalization and the global society are increasingly occupying the centre of sociological debates. Widely discussed by journalists and a key goal for many businesses, globalization has become a buzz-word in recent years. In this extensively revised and restructured new edition of Globalization, Malcolm Waters provides a user-friendly introduction to the main arguments about the process, including a chapter on the critiques of the globalization thesis that have emerged since the first edition was published.

List of Figuresp. xi
Preface to the First Editionp. xiii
Preface to the Second Editionp. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
A world of differencep. 1
Globalizing solvents: the classical accountsp. 7
Dimensions of globalizationp. 10
Multi-dimensional theoryp. 14
An explanatory theoremp. 17
Globalizing developmentsp. 21
Trading places: the international economyp. 26
Industrialization and modernizationp. 28
Convergencep. 31
World capitalismp. 34
World tradep. 40
The international division of labourp. 44
Multi-national enterprisesp. 46
Production systemsp. 49
Financial managementp. 50
Migrant labourp. 52
Trans-national classesp. 54
Main characteristics of an inter-national economyp. 56
Open spaces: the globalizing economyp. 60
New economies of time and spacep. 61
Tradep. 68
The new international division of labourp. 71
Alliances of capitalp. 76
Cultural economiesp. 78
Timeless financial marketsp. 85
A globalized economy?p. 88
States of flux: international politicsp. 94
Development of the nation-statep. 96
Trans-national connectionsp. 98
State functionsp. 106
Conflicts of interestp. 110
International organizationsp. 116
Globalization and the states-systemp. 119
Wither the state? Globalizing politicsp. 123
Internal crisisp. 127
External sovereigntyp. 130
New global political actorsp. 146
A new political culturep. 152
Conclusionp. 156
Clashing civilizations: international culturesp. 160
Crusades and Jihadsp. 161
Revolutions and revivalsp. 165
Culture contactp. 170
Globetrotters and jetsettersp. 175
Conclusionp. 179
New world chaos: globalizing culturesp. 182
Seeing the world as 'one place'p. 184
Fragmentation and syncretismp. 187
Consumer monarchsp. 196
Compunicationsp. 201
Tourism at homep. 206
Conclusionp. 208
Real world argumentsp. 210
Not globalization but neo-Fordismp. 212
Not the powerless state but the elaborating statep. 218
Not postmodernization but Americanizationp. 222
Conclusionp. 231
Referencesp. 233
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780415238533
ISBN-10: 0415238536
Series: Key Ideas
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 14th December 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition