The Politics of Globalization: A Reader

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The broad range of selections in this reader gives students a foundation for understanding globalization. Each of the four sections--an introduction to the topic; political economy; civil society; and governance--examine the national and intra-national implications of globalization. The readings present views both for and against globalization and include scholarly discussions and a diverse range of selections on emerging topics. The writing style and format of the readings make them accessible to students at all levels of understanding.

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Mark Kesselman is senior editor of the International Political Science Review and professor emeritus of political science at Columbia University. His research focuses on the political economy of French and European politics. His publications include The Ambiguous Consensus (1967), The French Workers Movement (1984), The Politics of Globalization: A Reader (2012), and The Politics of Power (2013). His articles have appeared in The American Political Science Review, World Politics, and Comparative Politics.

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I. Introduction 1. Globalization as Contested Terrain 2. Great Transformations and Double Movements: Deja Vu All Over Again? Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, The Manifesto of the Communist Party (excerpts) Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time Amartya Sen, How to Judge Globalism Robert Wade, Globalization and Its Limits: Reports of the Death of the National Economy Are Greatly Exaggerated Niall Ferguson, Sinking Globalization II. The Economics of Globalization 3. The Character of Economic Globalization Thomas L. Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization Thomas L. Friedman, It's a Flat World After All Martin Wolf, Why Globalization Works Joseph E. Stiglitz, Globalism's Discontents Branko Milanovic, The Two Faces of Globalization: Against Globalization as We Know It Vandana Shiva, Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply 4. The Impact of Globalization on Poverty and Inequality David Dollar and Aart Kraay, Spreading the Wealth Robert Hunter Wade, The Disturbing Rise of Poverty and Inequality: Is It All a 'Big Lie'? Martin Wolf, Why Globalization Works Jagdish Bhagwati, In Defense of Globalization 5. Workers and Work in the Global Economy Joyce V. Millen and Timothy H. Holtz, Dying for Growth, Part I: Transnational Corporations and the Health of the Poor Bernard D'Mello, Reebok and the Global Footwear Sweatshop Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn, Two Cheers for Sweatshops Steven Greenhouse, Falling Fortunes of the Wage Earner: Average Pay Dipped Last Year for First Time in Nearly a Decade III. States and Globalization 6. National States and Globalization Susan Strange, The Retreat of the State: The Diffusion of Power in the World Economy Martin van Creveld, The Fate of the State Saskia Sassen, The State and Globalization Linda Weiss, Guiding Globalisation in East Asia: New Roles for Old Developmental States 7. Global Governance with Global Government? Elke Krahmann, National, Regional, and Global Governance: One Phenomenon or Many? Joseph E. Stiglitz, Globalization and Its Discontents Kenneth Rogoff, The IMF Strikes Back Paul Cammack, The Mother of all Governments: The World Bank's Matrix for Global Governance Joyce V. Millen, Evan Lyon, and Alec Irwin, Dying for Growth, Part II: The Political Influence of National and Transnational Corporations 8. Imperialism G. John Ikenberry, Liberal Hegemony or Empire? American Power in the Age of Unipolarity Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, Global Capitalism and American Empire Chalmers Johnson, The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic Mary Kaldor, Beyond Militarism, Arms Races, and Arms Control Niall Ferguson, Colossus: The Price of America's Empire Michael Mann, Incoherent Empire Richard K. Betts, The Soft Underbelly of American Primacy: Tactical Advantages of Terror IV. Globalization from Below 9. Transnational Contentious Politics, Terrorism, and the Movement for Global Justice Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink, Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics Naomi Klein, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies Juan Forero, Still Poor, Latin Americans Protest Push for Open Markets Notes from Nowhere, The Ecology of the Movements Mark Juergensmeyer, The Global Dimensions of Religious Terrorism 10. Culture and Migration Paul Wapner, Horizontal Politics: Transnational Environmental Activism and Global Cultural Change Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Globalization and Culture: Global Melange Saskia Sassen, Immigration in a Global Era 11. Conclusion: What Is to Be Done: Fix It or Nix It? John Cavanagh and Jerry Mander, Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible Jeffrey D. Sachs, The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time Joseph E. Stiglitz, Globalization and Its Discontents Walden Bello, Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy Mike Moore, A World Without Walls: Freedom, Development, Free Trade, and Global Governance Jagdish Bhagwati, In Defense of Globalization

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