Ageing and globalisation

Population ageing and globalisation represent two of the most radical social transformations that have occurred. This book provides, for the first time, an accessible overview of how they interact.

Ageing and globalisation

Population ageing and globalisation represent two of the most radical social transformations that have occurred. This book provides, for the first time, an accessible overview of how they interact. Ageing has been conventionally framed within the boundaries of nation states, yet demographic changes, transmigration, financial globalization and the global media have rendered this perspective problematic. This much-needed book is the first to apply theories of globalisation to gerontology, including Appadurai’s theory, allowing readers to understand the implications of growing older in a global age. This comprehensive introduction to globalisation for gerontologists is part of the Ageing in a Global Context series, published in association with the British Society of Gerontology. It will be of particular interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics in this area.

Privatisation and Human Rights in the Age of Globalisation

"University of Deusto, Institute of Human Rights Pedro Arrupe; Maastricht Centre for Human Rights."

Privatisation and Human Rights in the Age of Globalisation

"University of Deusto, Institute of Human Rights Pedro Arrupe; Maastricht Centre for Human Rights."

Tourism in the Age of Globalisation

This volume, edited by an eminent board of international specialists, evaluates the nature and resilience of the emerging global economy and its implications for tourism.

Tourism in the Age of Globalisation

The revolutionary progress achieved in information and communication technology is gradually transforming the world into a global village. This volume, edited by an eminent board of international specialists, evaluates the nature and resilience of the emerging global economy and its implications for tourism.

Democracy in an Age of Globalisation

In this book, the author develops a comprehensive analysis of the demands which the process of globalization exerts on the political organisations of humanity.

Democracy in an Age of Globalisation

In this book, the author develops a comprehensive analysis of the demands which the process of globalization exerts on the political organisations of humanity. The author starts from a diagnosis of the process of globalisation. The question central to the book can be formulated as follows: "How can the social, moral and legal achievements of the nation-state be retained while its structure is reshaped to satisfy the requirements of a globalised world?"

Aging Globalization and Inequality

This book is a major reassessment of work in the field of critical gerontology, providing a comprehensive survey of issues by a team of contributors drawn from Europe and North America.

Aging  Globalization and Inequality

This book is a major reassessment of work in the field of critical gerontology, providing a comprehensive survey of issues by a team of contributors drawn from Europe and North America. The book focuses on the variety of ways in which age and ageing are socially constructed, and the extent to which growing old is being transformed through processes associated with globalisation. The collection offers a range of alternative views and visions about the nature of social ageing, making a major contribution to theory-building within the discipline of gerontology. The different sections of the book give an overview of the key issues and concerns underlying the development of critical gerontology. These include: first, the impact of globalisation and of multinational organizations and agencies on the lives of older people; second, the factors contributing to the "social construction" of later life; and third, issues associated with diversity and inequality in old age, arising through the effects of cumulative advantage and disadvantage over the life course. These different themes are analysed using a variety of theoretical perspectives drawn from sociology, social policy, political science, and social anthropology. "Aging, Globalization and Inequality" brings together key contributors to critical perspectives on aging and is unique in the range of themes and concerns covered in a single volume. The study moves forward an important area of debate in studies of aging, and thus provides the basis for a new type of critical gerontology relevant to the twenty-first century.

Ageing and Intergenerational Relations

Globalisation,. global. ageing. and. intergenerational. change. Chris Phillipson
Introduction Population ageing has been a major factor influencing changes in
intergenerational relationships. Some of the key questions explored in research ...

Ageing and Intergenerational Relations

Examining the key aspects of the new patterns of family relations both conceptually and empirically from a global perspective, this text covers Europe, East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Thailand and the USA, with contributions from a wide range of authors.

Economic Policy in the Age of Globalisation

Analysis of both the principles and techniques of public intervention in a global economy.

Economic Policy in the Age of Globalisation

Analysis of both the principles and techniques of public intervention in a global economy.

The Mediterranean In The Age Of Globalization

The book challenges conventional North-South perspectives, and focuses and systematizes the way international migration should be conceptualized.

The Mediterranean In The Age Of Globalization

The Mediterranean in the Age of Globalization is a welcome corrective to the tendency to present globalization as a homogenous concept, and the failure to describe how it operates in specific regions. Ribas-Mateos examines globalization and migration across the Mediterranean, using an innovative, integrated framework so as to map social places by describing how social, political, cultural, and economic forces are embedded within a globalizing environment. The author articulates an original and compelling narrative, mapping the Mediterranean as a global place where international and regional forces are intertwined in multiple threads. In doing so, she identifies two key components of globalization--affecting specifically forms of welfare and issues of mobility--in the context of a weakening European welfare state and the relocation and reinforcement of Mediterranean borders. Nine Mediterranean cities are investigated as "gateway" cities, which shape two major effects of globalization: welfare and mobility. The book challenges conventional North-South perspectives, and focuses and systematizes the way international migration should be conceptualized. The originality of the book results from the author's fieldwork, which is rich in descriptive detail, and from a theory centered around global perspectives. Seven case studies in Southern Europe--Algeciras, Athens, Barcelona, Lisbon, Naples, Turin, and Thrace--deal with issues related to migration and the welfare state. She also includes two ethnographies that represent two Mediterranean gateways in the North-South Mediterranean division: Tangiers (in Morocco) and Durres (in Albania), which are mapped as border-cities in the global Mediterranean context. Because of its intrinsically multidisciplinary nature, this superb volume will be of particular interest to academics and social science researchers as well as policymakers and international agencies. Natalia Ribas-Mateos is a Marie Curie fellow at the Mediterranean Laboratory of Sociology, Aix-en-Provence, France. Among her recent books are Una invitacin a las sociologa de las migraciones and El debate sobre la globalizacin.

Africa in the Age of Globalisation

This is a collection of bold and visionary scholarship that reveals an insightful exposition of re-visioning African development from African perspectives.

Africa in the Age of Globalisation

This is a collection of bold and visionary scholarship that reveals an insightful exposition of re-visioning African development from African perspectives. It provides educators, policy makers, social workers, non-governmental agencies, and development agencies with an interdisciplinary conceptual base that can effectively guide them in planning and implementing programs for socio-economic development in Africa. The book provides up-to-date scholarly research on continental trends on various subjects and concerns of paramount importance to globalisation and development in Africa (politics, democracy, education, gender, technology, global relationships and the role of non-governmental organisations). The authors challenge the familiar paradigms in order to show how imperfectly, if at all, assumptions about globalisation and development theories have failed in their depictions and applications to Africa. The scholars in this volume both inform and advocate for a re-visioning of perceptions on Africa and how it navigates global processes.

Chinese National Identity in the Age of Globalisation

Written by a team of international scholars from China, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK, this book provides interdisciplinary studies on the construction and transformation of Chinese national identity in the age of globalisation.

Chinese National Identity in the Age of Globalisation

Written by a team of international scholars from China, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK, this book provides interdisciplinary studies on the construction and transformation of Chinese national identity in the age of globalisation. It addresses a wide range of issues central to national identity in the context of Chinese culture, politics, economy and society, and explores a diverse set of topics including the formation of an embryonic form of national identity in the late Qing era, the influence of popular culture on national identity, globalisation and national identity, the interaction and discourse between ethnic identity and national identity, and identity construction among overseas Chinese. It highlights the latest developments in the field and offers a distinctive contribution to our knowledge and understanding of national identity. ​

Governance in the Age of Globalisation

In this volume, academics from a wide range of disciplines, professional from both the public and private sectors and representatives of international organizations and development agencies, share views and present concrete proposals for ...

Governance in the Age of Globalisation

"Governance in the Age of Globalisation provides a unique Caribbean perspective and analysis of the governance challenges at the national, regional and international levels. At the national level, the need for effective governance systems is highlighted as a critical requirement for promoting optimum levels of growth and development, guaranteeing human rights and ensuring political and social stability. Similarity at the regional level, the deepening of the regional integration process envisaged in the implementation of a Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME), requires innovative ideas and initiatives for rationalizing governance structures. Moreover, since the process of globalization and changes in the geopolitical configuration of the international system have major implications for the exercise of power in that system, the establishment of suitable governance structures at the global level requires analysis. In this volume, academics from a wide range of disciplines, professional from both the public and private sectors and representatives of international organizations and development agencies, share views and present concrete proposals for effective governance systems under the broad headings of governance systems and structures; theoretical aspects as they relate to democracy and development; governance at the international level and its impact on the small states of the Caribbean; and the vital role that the state, the public and private sectors and other branches of the regional society play in promoting good governance. "

German Literature in the Age of Globalisation

age. of. globalisation1. Paul. Cooke. In the wake of the PDS's poor performance
in the Federal elections on 22 September 2002, when they failed to clear the 5%
hurdle, one might be forgiven for thinking that 'east German', as a homogeneous
 ...

German Literature in the Age of Globalisation

Literary fiction in Germany has long been a medium for contemplation of the 'nation' and questions of national identity. From the mid-1990s, in the wake of heated debates on the future direction of culture, politics and society in a more 'normal', united country, German literature has become increasingly diverse and seemingly disparate - at the one extreme, it represents the attempt to 'reinvent' German traditions, at the other, the unmistakable influence of Anglo-American forms and pop literature. A shared concern of almost all of recent German fiction, however, is the contemporary debate on globalisation, its nature, impact and consequences for 'local culture'. In its engagement with globalisation the literature of the Berlin Republic continues the long-established practice of reflection on what it is to be 'German'. This book investigates literary responses to the phenomenon of globalisation. The subject is approached from a wide range of thematic and theoretical perspectives in twelve chapters which, taken together, also provide an overview of German fiction from the mid-1990s to the present. The book serves both as an introduction to contemporary German literature for university students of German and as a resource for scholars interested in culture and society in the Berlin Republic.

Public Administration in the Age of Globalization

Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Politics - Miscellaneous, grade: 80%=good, University of Kerala (Department of Political Science), course: Theories and Concepts of Public Administration, language: English, abstract: This essay ...

Public Administration in the Age of Globalization

Essay from the year 2007 in the subject Politics - Miscellaneous, grade: 80%=good, University of Kerala (Department of Political Science), course: Theories and Concepts of Public Administration, language: English, abstract: This essay analyses the impact of globalisation on Public Administration in its practical application and as an academic discipline.

Pilgrimage in the Age of Globalisation

His research has focussed on globalisation and the global city, travel and
pilgrimage, the Islamisation of urban space and Bangladeshi identity politics. His
publications include the single authored Placing London (2000) and The Politics
of ...

Pilgrimage in the Age of Globalisation

This edited collection brings together a series of ethnographically grounded studies on sacred and secular pilgrimage in the age of globalisation from around the world. Pilgrimage is explored as a distinctive form of mobility in late modernity, which emphasises inner transformation. Thus, the studies in this volume show how pilgrimage unifies physical and metaphysical mobility into a holistic project of self-realisation through motion.

Rethinking the State in the Age of Globalisation

Chiefly those changes described under the categories of increasing globalization
of economic agency, transnationalization of legal systems, and the emergence of
a global public, raise the issue of whether or not the key concepts and ...

Rethinking the State in the Age of Globalisation

Since Jean Bodin and Thomas Hobbes, political theorists have depicted the state as "sovereign" because it holds preeminent authority over all the denizens belonging to its geographically defined territory. From the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 until the beginning of World War I in 1914, the essential responsiblities ascribed to the sovereign state were maintaining internal and external security and promoting domestic prosperity. This idea of "the state" in political theory is clearly inadequate to the realities of national governments and international relations at the beginning of the twenty-first century. During the twentieth century, the sovereign state, as a reality and an idea, has been variously challenged from without and within its borders. Where will the state head in the age of globalisation? Can Catholic political thinking contribute to an adequate concept of statehood and government? A group of German and American scholars were asked to explore specific ways in which the intellectual traditions of Catholicism might help our effort lo rethink the state. The debate is guided by the conviction that these intellectual resources will prove valuable to political theorists as they work to revise our understanding of the state.

Places and Politics in an Age of Globalization

This unique work opens a field of inquiry around place-based critiques of global capital as it focuses on the interactions between local issues and international financial flows.

Places and Politics in an Age of Globalization

This unique work opens a field of inquiry around place-based critiques of global capital as it focuses on the interactions between local issues and international financial flows. Framing their discussions around the concept of place-based imagination, the contributors examine such cases as indigenous movements against land degradation, ethnic pluralism and union organizing, ethnic diversity and the challenges of state and capital to cultural identity, and women's networks through non-governmental organizations. This ambitious study will be an invaluable resource and launching point for scholars and students in ethnic and identity studies and will interest all readers exploring the production of place and identification.

The First Age of Industrial Globalization

This book offers an accessible and lively survey of the global history of the age of industrialization and globalization that arose in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars and collapsed in the maelstrom of the First World War.

The First Age of Industrial Globalization

This book offers an accessible and lively survey of the global history of the age of industrialization and globalization that arose in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars and collapsed in the maelstrom of the First World War. Through a combination of industrialization, technological innovation and imperial expansion, the industrializing powers of the world helped to create inter-connected global space that left few regions untouched. In ten concise chapters, this book relays the major shifts in global power, economics and society, outlining the interconnections of global industrial, imperial and economic change for local and regional experiences, identities and politics. It finishes with an exposé on the catastrophic impact of the First World War on this global system. The First Age of Industrial Globalization weaves together the histories of industrialization, world economy, imperialism, international law, diplomacy and war, which historians usually treat as separate developments, and integrates them to offer a new analysis of an era of fundamental historical change. It shows that the revolutionary changes in politics, society and international affairs experienced in the 19th century were inter-connected developments. It is essential reading for any student of modern global history.

Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

In this book, he provides us with a powerful understanding of the new and very different era which capitalism has now entered with the collapse of the Soviet model, the triumph of the market and accelerating globalization.

Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

Samir Amin is one of the world's most profound thinkers about the changing nature of capitalism, North-South relations and issues of development. In this book, he provides us with a powerful understanding of the new and very different era which capitalism has now entered with the collapse of the Soviet model, the triumph of the market and accelerating globalization. His sophisticated analysis brings within its ambit the increasingly differentiated regions of the South, the former Eastern bloc countries, as well as Western Europe. He also integrates his economic arguments about the nature of the crisis with political arguments based on his vision of human history not as simply determined by material realities, but as the product of social responses to those realities. His innovative analysis of the rise of ethnicity and fundamentalism as consequences of the failure of ruling classes in the South to alter the unequal terms of globalization is particularly compelling. And his deconstruction of the Bretton Woods institutions as the managerial mechanisms protecting the profitability of capital has profound implications for the likelihood of their being reformed in any meaningful way. Looking ahead, Amin rejects the apparent inevitability of globalization in its present polarising form, and instead asserts the need for each society to negotiate the terms of its inter-dependence with the rest of the global economy.