The globalization reader / edited by Frank Lechner and John Boli.

by Boli, John, 1948-Looking glass; Lechner, Frank.

Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2003.Edition: Second edition.Description: 480 pages ; 25cm.ISBN: 1405102799; 1405102802.Subject(s): Cultural relationsLooking glass | GlobalizationLooking glass | International economic relations -- Social aspectsLooking glassNote: Previous ed.: 2000.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The Globalization Reader makes sense of a term that has become an all-purpose catchword in contemporary debates. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with thirty new essays and a new section on anti-globalization movements. The editors have replaced several abstract articles from the first edition with livelier, more accessible essays that reflect the current scholarship. With new case studies, and a more international focus, this second edition is an even better introduction to globalization studies.

Fully revised and updated - includes 30 new essays and a new section on anti-globalization movements.
Wide-ranging - across economic, political, cultural, and experiential dimensions of social change.
Inclusive - covering a wide variety of perspectives on globalization and capturing some of the fault lines in current debates.
Stimulating - not only by including well-written, provocative, and contemporary works but also by structuring sections around arguments that serve as connecting themes.

Previous ed.: 2000.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Sources and Acknowledgments
  • Preface to the Second Edition General
  • Introduction
  • Part I Debating Globalization: Introduction
  • 1 The Hidden Promise: Liberty Renewed
  • 2 How To Judge Globalism
  • 3 From The Great Transformation To The Global Free Market
  • 4 Jihad Vs. Mcworld
  • 5 The Clash Of Civilizations?
  • 6 A Global Ethic As A Foundation For Global Society
  • Part II Explaining Globalization: Introduction
  • 7 The World Unified
  • 8 The Rise And Future Demise Of The World Capitalist System
  • 9 Sociology Of The Global System
  • 10 Realism And Complex Interdependence
  • 11 World Society And The Nation-State
  • 12 Globalization As A Problem
  • 13 Disjuncture And Difference In The Global Cultural Economy
  • 14 The Global Ecumene
  • Part III Experiencing Globalization: Introduction
  • 15 Mcdonald's In Hong Kong
  • 16 Travelling Beyond Local Cultures
  • 17 Strong States, Strong Teachers
  • 18 Strategic Inauthenticity: Timothy Taylor Questions
  • Part IV Economic Globalization: Introduction
  • 19 Wawasan 2020
  • 20 Commodity Chains And Marketing Strategies: Nike And The Global Athletic Footwear Industry
  • 21 Growth Is Good For The Poor
  • 22 Growth With Equity Is Good For The Poor
  • 23 Beyond Good Intentions: Corporate Citizenship For A New Century
  • 24 The Case Against 'Corporate Social Responsibility'
  • 25 Globalism's Discontents
  • Part V Political Globalization I: The Demise Of The Nation-State? Introduction
  • 26 The End Of The Nation State
  • 27 The Declining Authority Of States
  • 28 Has Globalization Gone Too Far?
  • 29 Partisan Politics In The Global Economy
  • 30 The Role Of The State In The Age Of Globalisation: Kofi Annan Questions
  • Part VI Political Globalization II: Reorganizing The World: Introduction
  • 31 The Emergence And Transformation Of The International Women's Movement
  • 32 Beijing Declaration: United Nations Fourth World Conference On Women
  • 33 World Culture In The World Polity: A Century Of International Non-Governmental Organization
  • 34 Closing The Corruption Casino: The Imperatives Of A Multilateral Approach
  • 35 Power Shift
  • 36 The Backlash Against Ngos
  • Part VII Cultural Globalization I: The Role Of Media: Introduction
  • 37 The New International Information Order
  • 38 Peripheral Vision
  • 39 Cultural Imperialism
  • 40 Bollywood Versus Hollywood: Battle Of The Dream Factories
  • Part VIII Cultural Globalization II: Fundamentalist Responses: Introduction
  • 41 Global Fundamentalism
  • 42 Globalization, Islam And Resistance
  • 43 The Challenge Of Fundamentalism
  • 44 The Fundamentalist Impact On Law, Politics, And Constitutions In Iran
  • 45 Obedience Versus Autonomy: Women And Fundamentalism In Iran And Pakistan
  • 46 Yes, This Is About Islam
  • Part IX Changing World Society: Environmentalism And The Globalization Of Social Problems: Introduction
  • 47 From One Earth To One World

Reviews provided by Syndetics


Editors Lechner and Boli (both sociologists at Emory Univ.) have compiled a comprehensive and diverse collection of readings on globalization, highlighting major differences among scholars. The selections offer insights on the debates over globalization and describe and explain the course of globalization and the shape of its outcomes. According to the editors, one purpose of the reader is to show that, worn though it may be, the concept still usefully captures significant worldwide changes. Several major questions are addressed and discussed by scholars with differing views: What does globalization involve? Is globalization driven by the expanding market? Does globalization determine local events? Is globalization harmful? Since separate sections of this reader offer broad coverage of political, economic, cultural, environmental, and individual dimensions, it provides a deeper understanding of the globalization process. A very good resource for students who want a wide-ranging introduction to this topic and for those interested in the global processes shaping the world today. Public and academic library collections, lower-division undergraduate and up. E. Balkan; Hamilton College (NY)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Frank J. Lechner is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published numerous papers on global change, fundamentalism, secularization, and sociological theory. He is co-editor, with L. van Vucht-Tijssen and J. Berting, of The Search for Fundamentals (1995).

John Boli is Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published extensively on global culture and organizations, education, citizenship, and state power and authority. His books include New Citizens for a New Society (1989), Constructing World Culture (with George M. Thomas, 1999).

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