Globalization demystifies the rhetoric surrounding one of the most hotly debated topics among scholars, commentators, and policymakers. Presenting arguments for and against globalization, this brief text examines a wide range of views on the economic, political, cultural, and environmental dimensions of globalization and exposes their underlying frameworks, methodologies, and expectations. Throughout, Globalization compares rhetoric and reality and argues that there is no one way to understand this complex phenomenon.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Struggle to Understand Globalization in the Twenty-first Century Chapter 2. Untangling Globalization Chapter 3. Economic Globalization: Market Integration Chapter 4. Economic Globalization: Growth, Development, Promise, and Anxiety Chapter 5. The Political Challenges of Globalization Chapter 6. Political Globalization: Sovereignty Under Siege? Chapter 7. Cultural Globalization: Homogenization, Harmony, Resistance, and Discord Chapter 8. Globalization and the Environment Chapter 9. Globalization for All?
Lui Hebron is Assistant Professor of Global and Maritime Studies at the California Maritime Academy. John F. Stack is Professor of Political Science and Law at Florida International University.