Like a giant oil tanker, the world is slowly turning. The rapid growth of economies in Asia and the global South has led to a momentous shift in the world order, leaving much of the traditional literature on globalization behind. Multipolar Globalization: Emerging Economies and Development is the perfect guide to these ongoing 21st-century transformations, combining engaging and wide-ranging coverage with cutting-edge analysis.
The rise of China and other emerging economies has led to the emergence of a new geography of trade, new economic and political combinations, new financial actors, investors and donors, and weaker American hegemony. This interdisciplinary volume combines development studies, global political economy, sociology, and cultural studies to ask what this growth means for domestic and global inequality and examines the role of multipolarity in the reshaping of globalization.
Renowned globalization scholar Jan Nederveen Pieterse deftly guides the reader through the development of globalization in the West and the East, explaining key topics such as the 2008 crash, trends in inequality, the changing fortunes of the BRICs, and the role of governance and democracy. Accessible and insightful, this book will be an essential guide for both students in the social sciences and for professionals and scholars seeking a fresh perspective.
Jan Nederveen Pieterse is Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Distinguished Professor of Global Studies and Sociology at the University of California Santa Barbara, US. He specializes in globalization, development studies, and cultural studies with a focus on 21st-century trends. He held the Pok Rafeah Distinguished Chair at Malaysia National University, 2014-2015.
Introduction 1. Into the Multipolar World: The Rise of the Rest 2. Oriental Globalization: Past and Present 3. Asia Rising: Moving Complementarities 4. Social inequality: A Multicentric Approach 5. Inclusive Development: Growth and Equity Revisited 6. Global Adjustments: Crisis and the East-South Turn 7. BRICS are in the Eye of the Beholder 8. Governance and Protest 9. Retooling Theory 10. Media and Hegemonic Populism: Representing the Rise of the Rest 11. Conclusion