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This third edition of The Globalization Reader makes sense of globalization by conveying its complexity, importance, and contentiousness from diverse vantage points. With its broad coverage of political, economic, cultural, and individual dimensions, this volume provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to globalization. Fully revised and updated with new material on economic globalization, the role of media and religion in cultural globalization, and the link between environmentalism and the globalization of social problems Includes a wide variety of perspectives on globalization and captures some of the fault lines in current debates Stimulates discussion by including provocative contemporary works and by structuring sections around arguments that serve as connecting theme
Frank J. Lechner is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory University. In addition to numerous papers on religion and sociological theory, he published World Culture: Origins and Consequences (with John Boli, 2005) and wrote The Netherlands: National Identity and Globalization (2007).
John Boli is Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published extensively on global culture and organizations, education, and state authority. His books include New Citizens for a New Society (1989) and Constructing World Culture (edited with George M. Thomas, 1999).
Table of Contents
Sources and Acknowledgments
Preface to the Third Edition
The Hidden Promise: Liberty Renewed
How to Judge Globalism
From the Great Transformation to the Global Free Market
Jihad vs. McWorld
The Clash of Civilizations?
The Modern World-System as a Capitalist World-Economy
Sociology of the Global System
Realism and Complex Interdependence
World Society and the Nation-State
Globalization as a Problem
Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy
The Global Ecumene
How Sushi Went Global
McDonald's in Hong Kong
Travelling Beyond Local Cultures
Strong States, Strong Teachers?
Commodity Chains and Marketing Strategies: Nike and the Global Athletic Footwear Industry
The Global Economy: Organization, Governance, and Development
Incensed About Inequality
Is Globalization Reducing Poverty and Inequality?
Beyond Good Intentions: Corporate Citizenship for a New Century
The Case against 'Corporate Social Responsibility'
Political Globalization I: The Demise of the Nation-State?
The End of the Nation State
The Declining Authority of States
Global Organized Crime
Has Globalization Gone Too Far?
Partisan Politics in the Global Economy
Political Globalization II: Reorganizing the World
The Emergence and Transformation of the International Women's Movement
The Evolution of Debates over Female Genital Cutting
World Culture in the World Polity: A Century of International Non-Governmental Organization
Closing the Corruption Casino: The Imperatives of a Multilateral Approach
The Backlash against NGOs
Cultural Globalization I: The Role of Media
Media and Sovereignty: The Global Information Revolution and Its Challenge to State Power
Bollywood versus Hollywood: Battle of the Dream Factories
Why Hollywood Rules the World, and Whether We Should Care
Cultural Globalization II: The Role of Religions
Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims
The Challenge of Fundamentalism
Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah
Obedience versus Autonomy: Women and Fundamentalism in Iran and Pakistan
The Christian Revolution
Expanding World Culture: Pentecostalism as a Global Movement
Globalizing Catholicism and the Return to a "Universal" Church
Changing World Society: Environmentalism and the Globalization of Social Problems
From One Earth to One World
Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
Greenpeace and Political Globalism
Environmental Advocacy Networks
The Amungme, Kamoro & Freeport: How Indigenous Papuans Have Resisted the World's Largest Gold and Copper Mine
Resisting Globalization: Critique and Action
Counterhegemonic Globalization: Transnational Social Movements in the Contemporary Political Economy
From Global to Local: Beyond Neoliberalism to the International of Hope
Counter-Capitalism: Globalisation's Children Strike Back
Ecological Balance in an Era of Globalization
Tomorrow Begins Today
Porto Alegre Call for Mobilization
A Better World Is Possible!
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