Globalization and the South


Author: Caroline Thomas,Peter Wilkin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312175641

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

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This volume brings together a group of authors who share a common concern with the effects of globalization on the South. Included among these effects is the accelerating erosion of the social, economic and political significance of the territorial distinction on which the terms South and North are founded. The authors' aim is explicit: to offer a unique perspective on globalization which places the transformation of the South and the renewed global organization of inequality at the heart of our understanding of the global order.

Globalization and International Political Economy

The Politics of Alternative Futures


Author: Mark Rupert,M. Scott Solomon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742529434

Category: Political Science

Page: 175

View: 4291

The politics of globalization include nation-states pursuing power, multinational firms seeking profits for their shareholders, coalitions and networks attempting to promote particular visions of future possible worlds, resistance groups ranging from the non-violent to the murderous, and ordinary people struggling to feed their families and secure their futures in a rapidly changing world. Globalization and International Political Economy examines processes of globalizing capitalism and the complex politics which are emerging from it—processes and struggles which will determine the shape of our world in the 21st century.

Globalization and Governance in the International Political Economy


Author: Hacio?lu, Ümit

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466646403

Category: Political Science

Page: 435

View: 445

"This book investigates the impact of diverse cultures on the development and actualization of global economic entities, exploring advanced methods and best practices for the effective utilization and management of financial organizations within a globalized political context"--Provided by publisher.

The Arab Spring in the Global Political Economy


Author: L. Talani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137272198

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

View: 3054

Although it is still early for an established academic account of the motivations behind the dramatic events in the Arab world in 2010/11, Leila Simona Talani believes that it is about time to try and place this issue into the broader picture of the latest changes in the global political economy.

The Limits to Capital in Spain

Crisis and Revolt in the European South


Author: G. Charnock,T. Purcell,R. Ribera-Fumaz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137319941

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

View: 4064

Spain is at the epicentre of a crisis that threatens the future of the Eurozone. This book explains the deep historical and structural roots of the current crisis in Spain. It analyses the nexus between European circuits of financial capital, urbanisation, and the emergent dynamics of state austerity and popular revolt.

The Global Political Economy of the Household in Asia


Author: J. Elias,S. Gunawardana

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137338903

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

View: 2372

The household has traditionally been neglected in studies of Asian political economy. While there is an emergent literature that looks at this relationship, to date, it is fragmented. The contributors consider how the household economy has increasingly been incorporated into development planning and policy making within both states and multilateral development agencies. They examine the social consequences of the tendency to view households as marketizable spaces, and explore how the household economy relates to broader structures of industrial production in the region. With case studies on Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and China, they provide a comprehensive picture of the centrality of the household economy to ongoing processes and struggles associated with the continuous economic transformation of the region.

Globalization and the Dilemmas of the State in the South


Author: F. Adams,S. Gupta,K. Mengisteab,Timothy M. Shaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230372600

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

View: 1240

Globalization poses a formidable dilemma for the third-world state. While there are compelling external pressures to liberalize domestic economies, market-oriented reforms threaten the economic well-being of various societal groups. Popular resistance to these reforms has been strong throughout the developing world. This volume examines the political strategies employed by third world governments to maintain programs in the face of domestic opposition.

The Chinese State, Oil and Energy Security


Author: M. Taylor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137350555

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

View: 8231

Monique Taylor analyses the policy rationale and institutional underpinnings of China's state-led or neomercantilist oil strategy, and its development, set against the wider context of economic transformation as the country transitions from a centrally planned to market economy.

Financialization and Government Borrowing Capacity in Emerging Markets


Author: I. Hardie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230370268

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 7653

Hardie investigates the link between the financialization – defined as the ability to trade risk – and the capacity of emerging market governments to borrow from private markets. He considers the government bond markets in Brazil, Lebanon and Turkey and includes interviews with 126 financial market actors.

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft


Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406613517


Page: 415

View: 7265

Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.

Regionalism Across the North/South Divide

State Strategies and Globalization


Author: Jean Grugel,Wil Hout

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134717199

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 3648

In contrast to most studies of regionalism, Grugel and Hout focus on countries not currently at the core of the global economy, including Brazil and Mercosur, Chile, South East Asia, China, South Africa, the Maghreb, Turkey and Australia. What seems clear from this original analysis is that far from being peripheral, these countries are forming regional power blocs of their own, which could go on to hold the balance of power in the new world order.

Natural Resources and Social Conflict

Towards Critical Environmental Security


Author: M. Schnurr,L. Swatuk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137002468

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 9295

This volume brings together international scholars reflecting on the theory and practice of international security, human security, natural resources and environmental change. It contributes by 'centring the margins' and privileging alternative conceptions and understandings of environmental (in)security.

The South in International Economic Regimes

Whose Globalization?


Author: S. Maswood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230626270

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 3703

Maswood examines the trade and regulatory structures that inhibit the capacity of developing countries to improve their economic conditions. In particular, the book looks at institutional structures of the WTO and examines the Doha Round negotiations to assess their success for developing countries. Developing countries have heightened expectations that these first WTO trade negotiations will deliver improved outcomes in their interest, and the book looks at difficulties in the negotiating process and prospects for global multilateralism.

Ungleichheit in kapitalistischen Gesellschaften


Author: Boike Rehbein,Jessé Souza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783779929475

Category: Capitalism

Page: 228

View: 2528

Long description: Das Buch legt eine neue Theorie sozialer Ungleichheit in Gegenwartsgesellschaften vor. Es stützt sich auf eigene empirische Forschung auf drei Kontinenten und argumentiert, dass Ungleichheit bisher unzureichend verstanden wurde, weil ausschließlich westliche Gesellschaften Grundlage der Interpretation waren. Das vorliegende Buch betrachtet Gesellschaft nicht als funktionales oder ökonomisches System, sondern als sinnhafte Praxis. Es zeigt auf, dass und wie die symbolische Vermittlung von Macht die strukturelle Wurzel der Ungleichheit bildet. Das Buch legt eine neue Theorie sozialer Ungleichheit in Gegenwartsgesellschaften auf der Basis empirischer Forschung auf drei Kontinenten vor. Es betrachtet Gesellschaft nicht als funktionales oder ökonomisches System, sondern als sinnhafte Praxis. Die zentrale These lautet, dass die symbolische Vermittlung von Macht die strukturelle Wurzel der Ungleichheit bildet. Die symbolische Welt kapitalistischer Gesellschaften zeichnet sich dadurch aus, dass sie wissenschaftlich begründet ist, Ungleichheit als meritokratisches Resultat der Konkurrenz gleicher Individuen erscheinen lässt und die überlieferte symbolische Ungleichheit zwischen Klassen von Menschen dadurch unsichtbar macht und reproduziert.

Evolutionary Economics and the New International Political Economy


Author: John De la Mothe,Gilles Paquet

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781855671577

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2313

Evolutionary economics focuses on the theory of the firm, organizational behavior and the role of technological change to reassess in a non-orthodox way the factors which motivate firms and individuals on a national and international level. With the heightened level of economic interaction, modern socio-economies are increasingly being shaped by their trade patterns and their innovation activities. In recent years it has become equally clear that standard neo-classical and fashionable "public choice" approaches to trade and economic growth are incapable of explaining the current "drift" of capitalist economies, or of guiding, in any practical way, the formulation of either publication innovation and trade policies or corporate strategies. The evolutionary approach is gaining currency amongst academics in business and management studies, as it embraces political and philosophical debates about the economy. This text brings together leading authorities in the field to examine and explain in a lucid, clear andauthoritative way the changing nature of relations within and between national economies.

Neoliberalism, Globalization, and Inequalities

Consequences for Health and Quality of Life


Author: Vicente Navarro

Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company


Category: Medical

Page: 506

View: 4815

Since U.S. President Reagan and U.K. Prime Minister Thatcher, a major ideology (under the name of economic science) has been expanded worldwide that claims that the best policies to stimulate human development are those that reduce the role of the state in economic and social lives: privatizing public services and public enterprises, deregulating the mobility of capital and labor, eliminating protectionism, and reducing public social protection. This ideology, called "neoliberalism," has guided the globalization of economic activity and become the conventional wisdom in international agencies and institutions (such as the IMF, World Bank, World Trade Organization, and the technical agencies of the United Nations, including the WHO). Reproduced in the "Washington consensus" in the United States and the "Brussels consensus" in the European Union, this ideology has guided policies widely accepted as the only ones possible and advisable.This book assembles a series of articles that challenge that ideology. Written by well-known scholars, these articles question each of the tenets of neoliberal doctrine, showing how the policies guided by this ideology have adversely affected human development in the countries where they have been implemented.

Rethinking Globalization

Critical Issues and Policy Choices


Author: Kok Peng Khor,Martin Khor

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842770559

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 9002

What can Third World governments do in the face of the globalisation juggernaut? Khor sets out practical proposals for action both nationally and at the international level to shape globalisation to particular circumstances and priorities.

Capitalism in the Age of Globalization

The Management of Contemporary Society


Author: Samir Amin

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781856494687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

View: 3966

The author argues that each society that makes up the global economic system is not inevitably going to be assimilated into the globalization process. He asserts the need to negotiate the inter-dependence of each society with the global econony.

Henry Watterson and the New South

The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization


Author: Daniel S. Margolies

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 2642

Henry Watterson, editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal during the tumultuous decades between the Civil War and World War I, was one of the most influential and widely read journalists in American history. At the height of his fame in the early twentieth century, Watterson was so well known that his name and image were used to sell cigars and whiskey. A major player in American politics for more than fifty years, Watterson personally knew nearly every president from Andrew Jackson to Woodrow Wilson. Though he always refused to run, the renowned editor was frequently touted as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, the Kentucky governor's office, and even the White House. Shortly after his arrival in Louisville in 1868, Watterson merged competing interests and formed the Courier-Journal, quickly establishing it as the paper of record in Kentucky, a central promoter of economic development in the New South, and a prominent voice on the national political stage. An avowed Democrat in an era when newspapers were openly aligned with political parties, Watterson adopted a defiant independence within the Democratic Party and challenged the Democrats' consensus opinions as much as he reinforced them. In the first new study of Watterson's historical significance in more than fifty years, Daniel S. Margolies traces the development of Watterson's political and economic positions and his transformation from a strident Confederate newspaper editor into an admirer of Lincoln, a powerful voice of sectional reconciliation, and the nation's premier advocate of free trade. Henry Watterson and the New South provides the first study of Watterson's unique attempt to guide regional and national discussions of foreign affairs. Margolies details Watterson's quest to solve the sovereignty problems of the 1870s and to quell the economic and social upheavals of the 1890s through an expansive empire of free trade. Watterson's political and editorial contemporaries variously advocated free silverism, protectionism, and isolationism, but he rejected their narrow focus and maintained that the best way to improve the South's fortunes was to expand its economic activities to a truly global scale. Watterson's New Departure in foreign affairs was an often contradictory program of decentralized home rule and overseas imperialism, but he remained steadfast in his vision of a prosperous and independent South within an American economic empire of unfettered free trade. Watterson thus helped to bring about the eventual bipartisan embrace of globalization that came to define America's relationship with the rest of the world in the twentieth century. Margolies's groundbreaking analysis shows how Watterson's authoritative command of the nation's most divisive issues, his rhetorical zeal, and his willingness to stand against the tide of conventional wisdom made him a national icon.

The Effects of Globalization in Latin America, Africa, and Asia

A Global South Perspective


Author: Kema Irogbe

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739187708

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 3212

In crisp and accessible language, TheEffects of Globalization in Latin America, Africa, and Asia challenges conventional wisdom that often provides one-sided views of globalization. The book brings to light that which many scholars ignore: the symbiotic linkages within a global supranational regime consisting of MNCs, WTO, the IMF/World Bank, western media technology, and the lone superpower that are the principal actors in the global political economy.