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Power and Politics in Globalization : The Indispensable State - Howard H. Lentner

Power and Politics in Globalization

The Indispensable State

Hardcover Published: 29th July 2004
ISBN: 9780415948845
Number Of Pages: 240

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Challenging the conventional view that globalization embodies a new and inexorable process, this book analyzes the political foundations and choices involved in contemporary arrangements in the world. Rather than treating politics as contention for control over an unforeseeable future, the book explains the background by which the world has arrived at its present state. Thus, the author presents a view that emphasizes continuity with the past while still acknowledging what is new in the present. Invoking many examples throughout, the author bolsters the theoretical analysis in an extended case study of Malaysia.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Globalization and Politicsp. 1
Alternative Conceptions of the Contemporary Worldp. 21
Globalization and Powerp. 33
World Problems and Specific State Problemsp. 53
Hegemony: The Liberal International Political Economyp. 71
Management in the Contemporary Worldp. 87
Developmental States and Global Pressuresp. 101
State Responses to Globalizing Pressuresp. 119
Civil Society and Conditions of Peacep. 137
Citizenship and Public Space in Globalizationp. 153
Malaysia and Southeast Asia in Globalizationp. 167
Summary and Conclusion: Globalization and Statesp. 191
Referencesp. 201
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780415948845
ISBN-10: 0415948843
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 29th July 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1