Bringing together contributors from both the university sector and business-centered research institutions, this comprehensive volume offers diverse perspectives on the impacts and consequences of globalization in different parts of the Asian region.
Each chapter offers a substantial account of globalization within a particular nation-state or area in the region. Different understandings underpin the chapters. Some contributors perceive globalization as progress in the form of economically driven processes that have made nations mutually dependent in unprecedented and complex ways. Others emphasize the uneven outcomes of globalization, as well as the stakes for economic growth and social order in the global climate of deepening political and religious divisions since September 2001.
General and specialist readers alike will gain an appreciation of the myriad emphases placed on globalization within different nations and from various vantage points. The book showcases diverse styles of discourse and serves to greatly broaden the scope of what can be discussed under the rubric of `globalization' within a single volume.
Edited by Gloria Davies, Senior Lecturer, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts and Chris Nyland, Professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Australia
Contents: Preface Views of Globalization, Empire and Asia: An Introduction 1. `Globalization' After 9/11 and the Iraq War: Implications for Asia and the Pacific 2. Terrorism as a Global Phenomenon: The Southeast Asian Experience 3. Globalization and Poverty 4. The Impact of Globalization on Malaysia 5. (Case Study 1) Globalization and the Indonesian Economy: Unrealized Potential 6. Globalization and Hindutva: India's Experience with Global Economic and Political Integration 7. Australian Roadmaps to Globalism: Explaining the Shift from Multilateralism to Imperial Preference 8. Globalization: A New Zealand Perspective 9. Globalization and Japan after the Bubble 10. Globalization, Late Industrialization and China's Accession to the WTO: A Critical Perspective on Close Integration 11. (Case Study 2) A Glimpse of FDI in China and Related Issues 12. (Case Study 3) The Movement of People: Interflows between Hong Kong and Mainland China Index