Globalization: Prospects and Problems

Globalization: Prospects and Problems

By: JoAnn Chirico (author)Paperback

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Globalization: Prospects and Problems is a groundbreaking globalization text that goes beyond just focusing on one theme such as cultural, economic, or political globalization, and covers the range of globalization issues and topics. Speaking to students with one voice and from one analytical framework the author presents a clear image of "the big globalization picture" by providing, piece by piece, a myriad of globalization topics, debates, theories and empirical data. The author makes a strong connection with the student by encouraging them to relate their experiences as individuals to globalization processes.

About Author

JoAnn Chirico is a senior instructor of Sociology at The Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of Sociological Research Exercises for the Global Age (SAGE, 2009), a 200-page lab manual of twenty-five research exercises with accompanying essays explaining the theories on which the exercises are based. In addition to other publications, she is co-author, with Roland Robertson, of one of the first sociological analyses of globalization, "Humanity, Globalization and Worldwide Religious Resurgence: A Theoretical Exploration," Sociological Analysis: 46-3, fall 1985.


Chapter One: The World Has Gone Global Chapter Two: Studying Globalization Chapter Three: Setting the Stage: Foundations of Globalization Waves of Nationhood Early Waves of Economic Globalization Neo-Colonialism and Cold War Strategic Advantage The Contemporary Period of Nation Building Shaping the Modern State Early Globalization of Liberalism Establishing International Law and Organization Chapter Four: Making the Global Economy Post WWII Waves of Economic Globalization Shaping a New Wave Globalization as Transitioning Industrial Sectors Globalization as Outsourcing and Offshoring Globalization as Trade in Labor Growing Economic Inequalities: Within and Among Societies The Global Economic Crisis The View from the World Social Forum: Civil Society Reports The View from the Group of 20 The Debt Crisis The Circumstances of Globalization Shaping Globalization: The Possibility of a New Order? Questions, Investigations, and Resources Chapter Five: Forging a Global Civil Society Defining Civil Society Emergence of Global Civil Society The Challenge of Democracy in Global Civil Society Global Civil Society: Interacting Layers of Governance Civil Society Case Studies Case Study: Treaty to Ban Landmines Case Study: The Environmental Regime The Human Rights Regime The Global Field Questions, Investigations, and Resources Chapter Six: Who Gets What, When and How: Global Governance Propositions for Global Governance Summary Questions, Investigations, and Resources Chapter Seven: Globalizing Political Culture and State Governance Globalization of Normative Criteria for Governance Wave Effects in Globalization Questions, Investigations, and Resources Chapter Eight: Trends and Transitions in Democracy 2011: A New Democratic Wave? The Development of Democracy around the World Questions, Investigations, and Resources Chapter Nine: Globalizing Culture: Change and Continuity Conversion and Divergence in Globalization Global Culture: Compromise and Clash Cultural Flows Emerging from Global Life Summaru Questions, Investigations Chapter Ten: Globalization and Everyday Life Education Global Patterns of Health and Health Care Sports Questions and Investigations Chapter Eleven: Religion: Conflict and Compromise Chapter Twelve: Transborder Threats to Well-Being: Inequality and Migration Transborder Threats to Wellbeing: Inequality and Migration Risk and Uncertainty Inequality: The Global Pyramid Three Case Studies to Alleviate Poverty Migration Questions and Investigations Chapter Thirteen: Transborder Threats to Human Well-Being: Violent Conflict and Crime The Challege of Violent Conflict Peace Making and Peace Building Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) Responding to Risks Questions, Investigations, and Resources Chapter Fourteen: Transborder Threats to Human Well-Being: Food and the Environment A World of Contrast: Starving on a Planet of Plenty Threats to the Natural Environment Questions, Investigations, and Resources Chapter Fifteen: Global Trajectories: The City Contemporary Cities Cities and the Qualities of Life Innovative Approaches to City Life Questions and Investigations

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  • ISBN13: 9781412987974
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 552
  • ID: 9781412987974
  • weight: 57
  • ISBN10: 1412987970

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