Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture

Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture

By: Anthony G. McGrew (author), David Held (author), David Goldblatt (author), Jonathan Perraton (author)Paperback

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This widely acclaimed book throws new light on the complex processes that are reshaping the contemporary world. All too often debates about globalization - and about whether it implies the end of the nation-state - have descended into polemics and confusion. Please visit the accompanying website at:

About Author

David Held is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science . Anthony McGrew is Senior Lecturer in Government at the Open University. David Goldblatt is Lecturer in Social Sciences at the Open University. Jonathan Perraton is Lecturer in Economics at Sheffield University.


Introduction. . The Globalization Debate. Sources of Contention in the Globalization Debate. Rethinking Globalization: An Analytical Framework. Determining the Shape of Contemporary Globalization. The Book Ahead. 1. The Territorial State and Global Politics. . 1.1 From Empires to Modern Nation-states. 1.2 The Emergence of Global Politics. 1.3 Multilayered Governance and the Diffusion of Political Authority. 1.4 Historical Forms of Political Globalization: The Transformation of Political Community. 1.5 Differential National Enmeshment. 1.6 Conclusion: Political Globalization and Structural Impacts. 2. The Expanding Reach of Organized Violence. . 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 What is Military Globalization?. 2.3 The Globalization of the War System: Geopolitics and the Evolution of a World Military Order. 2.4 A Global Arms Dynamic?. 2.5 Emerging Forms of Geogovernance: Organized Violence. 2.6 Historical Forms of Military Globalization: A Comparison. 2.7 Contemporary Patterns of National Enmeshment in the World Military Order. 2.8 Contemporary Military Globalization and its Political Consequences. 3. Global Trade, Global Markets. 3.1 Trade and Globalization. 3.2 Trade: From Antiquity to the Rise of the Nation-State. 3.3 From the Industrial Revolution to the Second World War: The Rise and Fall of World Trade. 3.4 The Rise of a Global Trading Order. 3.5 Historical Forms of Trade Globalization: The Transformation of Global Trade. 3.6 National Enmeshment in the Global Trading System. 3.7 The Impact of Global Trade Relations. 3.8 Conclusion: State Autonomy and Sovereignty. 4. Shifting Patterns of Global Finance. . 4.1 Indicators of Financial Globalization and Financial Enmeshment. 4.2 Early Patterns of Global Financial Activity. 4.3 The Classical Gold Standard Period: 1870-1914. 4.4 The Interwar Years: Global Monetary Disorder. 4.5 The Bretton Woods Era: The Reinvention of Global Finance. 4.6 The Shape of Contemporary Financial Globalization. 4.7 Comparing Historical Forms of Financial Globalization. 4.8 Global Finance and National Enmeshment. 4.9 Economic Autonomy and Sovereignty in an Era of Global Finance. 4.10 Conclusion. 5. Corporate Power and Global Production Networks. 5.1 MNCs and Global Production. 5.2 International Business Before the Industrial Revolution. 5.3 International Production in the Industrial Age: Multinational Business Expansion 1850-1939. 5.4 The Rise of the Multinational Corporation and the Transnationalization of Production. 5.5 MNCs and Global Production Networks. 5.6 Historical Forms of Business Globalization. 5.7 Contemporary Patterns of National Enmeshment in Global Production Networks. 5.8 The Globalization of Business: Domestic Impacts. 5.9 Conclusion. 6. People on the Move. . 6.1 Globalization and Migration. 6.2 Historical Forms of Global Migration. 6.3 Contemporary Patterns of Migration. 6.4 Historical Forms of Global Migration: A Comparison. 6.5 Migration and National Enmeshment. 6.6 Globalization, Migration and the Nation-state. 6.7 Conclusion. 7. Globalization, Culture and the Fate of Nations. 7.1 Analysing Cultural Globalization. 7.2 Cultural Globalization in Historical Perspective. 7.3 The Shape of Contemporary Cultural Globalization. 7.4 Historical Forms of Cultural Globalization: In Sum. 7.5 Contemporary Cultural Globalization and its Political Impact. 7.6 Conclusion. 8. Catastrophe in the Making: Globalization and the Environment. . 8.1 Globalization and the Environment. 8.2 Environmental Globalization in Historical Perspective. 8.3 Changing Historical Forms of Environmental Globalization. 8.4 Stratification of Environmental Degradation and National Enmeshment. 8.5 The Contemporary Pattern of Global Environmental Change and its Political Impacts. 8.6 Conclusion. Conclusion: the Shape of Contemporary Globalization. . Methodological Appendix. References. Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780745614991
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9780745614991
  • weight: 968
  • ISBN10: 074561499X

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