Globalization Theory: Approaches and Controversies
April 2007, Polity
This book focuses on elucidating leading theoretical approaches to understanding and explaining globalization, in both its current form and potential future shapes. It is divided into two parts: the first examines competing explanatory theories of globalization in its contemporary form, and the second looks at competing prescriptions for the future of globalization.
The book’s contributors are world-renowned experts in their field, including : Chris Brown, Alex Callinicos ,Michael Doyle, David Held, G. John Ikenberry, Andrew Kuper, Anthony McGrew, Layna Mosley, Thomas Pogge, Thomas Risse, Saskia Sassen and John Tomlinson.
This book is designed for courses on globalization and global governance at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. It will be of interest to students in politics, international relations, social geography, and sociology.
Anthony McGrew is Professor of International Relations at Southampton University.
- A fourth volume in the hugely successful and highly acclaimed ‘Global Transformations’ series
- Features contributions from world renowned experts in the field, including Thomas Pogge, G. John Ikenberry, Alex Callinicos and David Held
- First section deals with competing views of globalization in its current state
- Second section deals with different normative analyses of the future of globalization
- Will be invaluable to students on a wide-range of courses
Political Studies Review
“A timely and challenging volume from a first-rate roster of contributors.”
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University
“This volume, composed by some of the leading analysts of globalization, goes a long way towards clarifying the debate on a fundamental topic, often confused by ideology. It is both rigorous and challenging in its intellectual diversity. It will become required reading in universities around the world.”
Manuel Castells, University of Southern California