This book examines the key debates about globalization and provides a detailed and incisive analysis of the varied and often contradictory opposition to globalization within the United States.
Subjects covered include:
* the historical context of the development of globalization in the US in the post-war period
* opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the General Agreement on Trade & Tariffs (GATT) & the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
* the nationalist response to globalization from 'militia' groups and others on the extreme right
* the populist backlash against globalization
* recent moves by advocates of the free market to present 'globalization with a human face'.
Mark Rupert^n is Associate Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University, USA
1. Introduction 2. Americanism, Fordism and Hegemony 3. The Hegemonic Project of Liberal Globalization 4. From Liberal Globalization to Global Democratization 5. Fear & Loathing in the New World Order 6. Competition or Solidarity?: The new populism and the ambiguities of common sense 7. New World Order: Passive revolution or transformative process?