A powerful case for the global market economy The debate on globalization has reached a level of intensity that inhibits comprehension and obscures the issues. In this book a highly distinguished international economist scrupulously explains how globalization works as a concept and how it operates in reality. Martin Wolf confronts the charges against globalization, delivers a devastating critique of each, and offers a realistic scenario for economic internationalism in the future. Wolf begins by outlining the history of the global economy in the twentieth century and explaining the mechanics of world trade. He dissects the agenda of globalization’s critics, and rebuts the arguments that it undermines sovereignty, weakens democracy, intensifies inequality, privileges the multinational corporation, and devastates the environment. The author persuasively defends the principles of international economic integration, arguing that the biggest obstacle to global economic progress has been the failure not of the market but of politics and government, in rich countries as well as poor. He examines the threat that terrorism poses and maps the way to a global market economy that can work for everyone.
How Nationalist Trade Policies Are Destroying Our Country
Author: Edward Goldberg
Pubpsher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Business & Economics
Blue-collar job loss, immigration, trade deficits--Americans blame globalization for a host of problems. Indeed, even in a political system split by fundamental divisions, populists and progressives alike belong to a chorus that decries globalization's effects on our politics, way of life, and interactions with the world. Yet the United States is the biggest beneficiary of the global economy it has helped to create. Edward Goldberg argues that globalization is the economic and cultural version of evolution, a natural process that pushes people into more efficient behavior influenced by the market and our human need to explore, change, and grow. Properly implemented, it propels cultures and societies forward as one new idea challenges or blends into another. Harmful nationalist policies have arisen because Americans do not equally share globalization's benefits, a situation made worse by the government's refusal to implement policies that would mitigate the rampant inequalities. A bold challenge to popular opinion, Why Globalization Works for America offers a historically informed analysis of why we should celebrate globalization's place in our lives.
The Pentagon's New Map was one of the most talked-about books of the year - a fundamental reexamination of war and peace in the post-9/11 world that provided a compelling vision of the future. Now, senior advisor and military analyst Thomas P.M. Barnett explores our possible long- and short-term relations with such nations and regions as Iran, Iraq, and the Middle East, China and North Korea, Latin America and Africa, while outlining the strategies to pursue, the entities to create, and the pitfalls to overcome. If his first book was "a compelling framework for confronting twenty-first century problems" (Business Week), Barnett's new book is something more - a powerful road map through a chaotic and uncertain world to "a future worth creating."
Release on 2010 | by Thomas Flügge,Martin Ernst Hirzel,Peter Schmid,Frank Mathwig
die gesellschaftliche Relevanz von Kirchen in der pluralen Welt ; Festgabe für Thomas Wipf
Author: Thomas Flügge,Martin Ernst Hirzel,Peter Schmid,Frank Mathwig
Pubpsher: Theologischer Verlag Zürich
Die Frage nach der Zukunft der Kirche ist so alt wie die Kirche selbst. In pluraler Gesellschaft stellt sie sich heute unter ganz eigenen Vorzeichen. Der Sammelband zu Ehren von Pfarrer Dr. h. c. Thomas Wipf greift die Fragestellung aus interdisziplinarer und okumenischer Perspektive auf und diskutiert zentrale Herausforderungen gegenwartiger, zukunftsfahiger Kirche. Die Autorinnen und Autoren beleuchten das komplexe Thema aus theologischer, kirchen- und gesellschaftspolitischer Sicht. Mit Beitragen von Michel Bollag, Bischof Prof. Dr. Michael Bunker, Pfr. Dr. h. c. Peter Bukowski, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ingolf U. Dalferth, Christine Egerszegi-Obrist, Thomas Flugge, Mgr. Prof. Dr. Peter Henrici, Pfr. Dr. Martin Ernst Hirzel, Dr. Hella Hoppe, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Wolfgang Huber, Rev. Dr. Dr. h. c. Clifton Kirkpatrick, Rifa'at Lenzin, PD Dr. Frank Mathwig, Pfr. Rudiger Noll, Prof. Dr. Rene Pahud de Mortanges, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Parmentier, Dr. Silvia Pfeiffer, Bischof Martin Schindehutte, Dr. h. c. Peter Schmid, Andre Schneider, Pfr. Paolo Tognina, Rev. Dr. Olaf Fykse Tveit, Dr. Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf. Peter Schmid, Dr. theol. h. c., Jahrgang 1951, ist seit 2003 Mitglied des Rates des SEK. Frank Mathwig, PD Dr. theol., Jahrgang 1960, ist seit 2005 Beauftragter fur Theologie und Ethik am Institut fur Theologie und Ethik des SEK. Martin Ernst Hirzel, Pfr. Dr. theol., Jahrgang 1965, ist seit 2006 Beauftragter fur Okumene und Religionsgemeinschaften des SEK. Thomas Flugge, dipl. theol., Journalist (FJ S), Jahrgang 1978, ist seit 2007 Beauftragter fur Offentlichkeitsarbeit des Schweizerischen Evangelischen\x0D\x0AKirchenbundes SEK.
The Role of Corporations in the Economic Order of the 21st Century
Author: Ramon Mullerat
Pubpsher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Category: Business & Economics
"At present, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for some may not be more than an attitude. Can it be more? What degree of commitment can we reasonably expect of corporations in the struggle to eradicate poverty, promote human rights, halt climate change and reverse ongoingenvironmental destruction? It is not a question of power; more than half of the worlds top 100 economies are corporations, not nation-states. Whatever can be done to "fix" the world's problems, corporations are in the best position to do [it]."--Back cover.
Release on 2006-12-08 | by Head of Civic Engagement Dublin City University and Visiting Professor of Development Studies University of Liverpool and St Mary's University Nova Scotia Ronaldo Munck,Ronaldo Munck
The New Great Counter-Movement
Author: Head of Civic Engagement Dublin City University and Visiting Professor of Development Studies University of Liverpool and St Mary's University Nova Scotia Ronaldo Munck,Ronaldo Munck
Category: Political Science
Globalization is undoubtedly the great overarching paradigm of our era. However, there is still little agreement on what globalization actually ‘is’ and some do not accept that it ‘is’ anything at all. This new book addresses the contestation of globalization by the anti- or counter-globalization movement. To contest means to challenge, to call into question, to doubt, to oppose and to litigate. This study shows how globalization is ‘contestable’ in many different ways and how the counter-movements we have seen emerging over the last decade also ‘bear witness’ on behalf of an alternative human future. Ronaldo Munck presents an overarching framework that allows us to understand how globalization and its contestation are inextricably bound up with one another. This volume insightfully explores a number of case studies, including: the battle of Seattle in 1999 the World Social Forum peasant internationalism environmental movements and reactionary movements including: the US Patriot's movement, Islamic fundamentalist movements and other nationalist movements. Globalization and Contestation will be of great interest to all students and scholars of international relations, politics and of globalization and global governance in particular.
Release on 2014-11-19 | by George Ritzer,Paul Dean
A Basic Text
Author: George Ritzer,Paul Dean
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Political Science
Updated to reflect recent global developments, the second edition of Globalization: A Basic Text presents an up-to-date introduction to major trends and topics relating to globalization studies. Features updates and revisions in its accessible introduction to key theories and major topics in globalization Includes an enhanced emphasis on issues relating to global governance, emerging technology, global flows of people, human trafficking, global justice movements, and global environmental sustainability Utilizes a unique set of metaphors to introduce and explain the highly complex nature of globalization in an engaging and understandable manner Offers an interdisciplinary approach to globalization by drawing from fields that include sociology, global political economy, political science, international relations, geography, and anthropology Written by an internationally recognized and experienced author team
Courageously stepping into charged terrain, this book casts a clear light on globalization and terrorism for what they are, not what some may wish them to be. Jamal R. Nassar carefully defines these twin concepts, placing them in historical as well as political context. Woven throughout the book is his central theme of the migration of dreams and nightmares. As some are able to take advantage of the opportunities of globalization, leaving others behind, they leave behind a legacy of unrealistic dreams. These unfulfilled hopes of the poor and oppressed often transform themselves into nightmares for the wealthy and powerful. This vicious cycle, the author argues, is often enhanced by globalization and effected by terrorism. Focusing on the key case studies of Palestine and Northern Ireland, Nassar applies their lessons to other examples of conflict including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Congo, Chechnya, and Colombia in order to internationalize our understanding of how globalization and terrorism operate in a range of situations. He also devotes a chapter to Islamist terrorism in a tour de force of incisiveness and balance. This book considers globalization and terrorism not only from the perspective of the major powers, but also introduces the views of those dominated by forces beyond their control. Yet even as the author offers a profound critique of Western hegemony, he conveys respect and hope for an enlightened global interdependence—embracing the power of the dream over the nightmare.
Designed specifically for introductory globalization courses, Introducing Globalization helps students to develop informed opinions about globalization, inviting them to become participants rather than just passive learners. Identifies and explores the major economic, political and social ties that comprise contemporary global interdependency Examines a broad sweep of topics, from the rise of transnational corporations and global commodity chains, to global health challenges and policies, to issues of worker solidarity and global labor markets, through to emerging forms of global mobility by both business elites and their critics Written by an award-winning teacher, and enhanced throughout by numerous empirical examples, maps, tables, an extended bibliography, glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading and student research Supported by additional web resources – available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/sparke – including hot links to news reports, examples of globalization and other illustrative sites, and archived examples of student projects Engage with fellow readers of Introducing Globalization on the book's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IntroducingGlobalization, or learn more about this topic by enrolling in the free Coursera course Globalization and You at www.coursera.org/course/globalization