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The Politics of Globalization: A Reader, 1st Edition

  • Mark Kesselman Columbia University
  • ISBN-10: 0618395997  |  ISBN-13: 9780618395996
  • 528 Pages
  • © 2007 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $85.50



The broad range of selections in this reader gives students a foundation for understanding globalization. Each of the four sections--an introduction to the topic; political economy; civil society; and governance--examine the national and intra-national implications of globalization. The readings present views both for and against globalization and include scholarly discussions and a diverse range of selections on emerging topics. The writing style and format of the readings make them accessible to students at all levels of understanding.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1. Globalization as Contested Terrain
2. Great Transformations and Double Movements: Déjà Vu All Over Again?
Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, The Manifesto of the Communist Party (excerpts)
Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time
Amartya Sen, How to Judge Globalism
Robert Wade, Globalization and Its Limits: Reports of the Death of the National Economy Are Greatly Exaggerated
Niall Ferguson, Sinking Globalization
II. The Economics of Globalization
3. The Character of Economic Globalization
Thomas L. Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
Thomas L. Friedman, It''s a Flat World After All
Martin Wolf, Why Globalization Works
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Globalism''s Discontents
Branko Milanovic, The Two Faces of Globalization: Against Globalization as We Know It
Vandana Shiva, Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
4. The Impact of Globalization on Poverty and Inequality
David Dollar and Aart Kraay, Spreading the Wealth
Robert Hunter Wade, The Disturbing Rise of Poverty and Inequality: Is It All a ''Big Lie''?
Martin Wolf, Why Globalization Works
Jagdish Bhagwati, In Defense of Globalization
5. Workers and Work in the Global Economy
Joyce V. Millen and Timothy H. Holtz, Dying for Growth, Part I: Transnational Corporations and the Health of the Poor
Bernard D''Mello, Reebok and the Global Footwear Sweatshop
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn, Two Cheers for Sweatshops
Steven Greenhouse, Falling Fortunes of the Wage Earner: Average Pay Dipped Last Year for First Time in Nearly a Decade
III. States and Globalization
6. National States and Globalization
Susan Strange, The Retreat of the State: The Diffusion of Power in the World Economy
Martin van Creveld, The Fate of the State
Saskia Sassen, The State and Globalization
Linda Weiss, Guiding Globalisation in East Asia: New Roles for Old Developmental States
7. Global Governance with Global Government?
Elke Krahmann, National, Regional, and Global Governance: One Phenomenon or Many?
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Globalization and Its Discontents
Kenneth Rogoff, The IMF Strikes Back
Paul Cammack, The Mother of all Governments: The World Bank''s Matrix for Global Governance
Joyce V. Millen, Evan Lyon, and Alec Irwin, Dying for Growth, Part II: The Political Influence of National and Transnational Corporations
8. Imperialism
G. John Ikenberry, Liberal Hegemony or Empire? American Power in the Age of Unipolarity
Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, Global Capitalism and American Empire
Chalmers Johnson, The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic
Mary Kaldor, Beyond Militarism, Arms Races, and Arms Control
Niall Ferguson, Colossus: The Price of America''s Empire
Michael Mann, Incoherent Empire
Richard K. Betts, The Soft Underbelly of American Primacy: Tactical Advantages of Terror
IV. Globalization from Below
9. Transnational Contentious Politics, Terrorism, and the Movement for Global Justice
Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink, Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics
Naomi Klein, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies
Juan Forero, Still Poor, Latin Americans Protest Push for Open Markets
Notes from Nowhere, The Ecology of the Movements
Mark Juergensmeyer, The Global Dimensions of Religious Terrorism
10. Culture and Migration
Paul Wapner, Horizontal Politics: Transnational Environmental Activism and Global Cultural Change
Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Globalization and Culture: Global Mélange
Saskia Sassen, Immigration in a Global Era
11. Conclusion: What Is to Be Done: Fix It or Nix It?
John Cavanagh and Jerry Mander, Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible
Jeffrey D. Sachs, The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Globalization and Its Discontents
Walden Bello, Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy
Mike Moore, A World Without Walls: Freedom, Development, Free Trade, and Global Governance
Jagdish Bhagwati, In Defense of Globalization

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Mark Kesselman

Mark Kesselman is senior editor of the International Political Science Review and professor emeritus of political science at Columbia University. His research focuses on the political economy of French and European politics. His publications include The Ambiguous Consensus (1967), The French Workers Movement (1984), The Politics of Globalization: A Reader (2012), and The Politics of Power (2013). His articles have appeared in The American Political Science Review, World Politics, and Comparative Politics.