Post Tagged with: "globalization"

Review – Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics

Review – Globalization and Capitalist Geopolitics

Focusing on tensions between economic transnationalization and the persistence of inter-state rivalry, Woodley poses challenging questions for all perspectives in IR.

Review – Globalisation and the Critique of Political Economy

Review – Globalisation and the Critique of Political Economy

An impressive contribution to debates over how to interpret Marx which speaks authoritatively on issues such as Marx’s supposed Eurocentrism.

Review – G20 Governance for a Globalized World

Review – G20 Governance for a Globalized World

Although his critique of the UN is problematic, Kirton’s book remains an important contribution based on a solid foundation of political theory and empirical knowledge.

Interview – Daniele Archibugi

Interview – Daniele Archibugi

Professor Archibugi answers questions on the divide between domestic politics and foreign policy, the concept of cosmopolitan democracy, and the limits of sovereignty.

Review – Global Cities, Governance and Diplomacy

Review – Global Cities, Governance and Diplomacy

Michele Acuto successfully employs unorthodox theories to argue that cities must be seen as vital agents in domestic and international diplomatic and governance processes.

Review – Globalization, Labor Export and Resistance

Review – Globalization, Labor Export and Resistance

Placing the experiences of Filipino domestic service workers at the centre of her enquiry, Lindio-McGovern provides a voice for this exploited workforce by tracing their narratives of solidarity and resistance.

Review – Future States

Review – Future States

Stephen Paul Haigh’s claims for the resilience of the modern state in a global system rendered neo-medieval in form by globalization are bold – yet supported by a solid engagement with extant literature.

Old Wine in New Bottles or Africa’s Millennium?

Old Wine in New Bottles or Africa’s Millennium?

Economic, political and social change is undoubtedly afoot on the African continent. But do these current developments mean the 21st century is Africa’s or is this a case of old wine in new bottles?

Globalization and the Crumbling BRICS: From Promises to Threats

Globalization and the Crumbling BRICS: From Promises to Threats

The BRICS, expected to be the motors of global recovery, are sputtering. The simplest explanation for this lies in the same factor that promoted their rapid growth: globalization.

Review – Religions of the Silk Road

Review – Religions of the Silk Road

Foltz’s Religions of the Silk Road uniquely considers the histories of Central Asia, globalization, trans-Eurasian trade, and religion through a broad interdisciplinary lens.

Review – Globalization and Its Discontents

Review – Globalization and Its Discontents

Formerly Chief Economist at the World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz explores the policies of the international financial community towards developing or crisis-stricken countries during the 1980s and 90s. As an isolated study of their failures it provides a useful insight but as a commentary on the ills of economic globalisation it fails to consider several other key factors.

Whatever happened to the idea of globalization? A small defence of the idea.

Whatever happened to the idea of globalization? A small defence of the idea.

I have a lot of sympathy for Peter Vale’s requiem for globalization. Too often, the idea means all things to all people. However, I want to make some defence of the idea. I will argue that while the theoretical post-mortem is convincing, the historical post-mortem is not.

It’s population, stupid!

It’s population, stupid!

The world is facing a sea of troubles, and is increasingly struggling to see a route through them. Indefinite growth was never going to be possible in a finite world. Pollution is increasing, whether of noise, light, plastic, chemicals or a range of other by-products. Amenity and quality of life is being degraded, as wild spaces are encroached upon and we live ever more congested and crowded lives

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