Globalization in Question, 3rd Edition
April 2009, Polity
The new edition of this best-selling text has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account new issues which have become salient in the period since the first and second editions were published. Several new chapters have been added and others combined or re-written to assess the growing supra-national regionalization of the international economy, the emergence of India and China as new super-powers, and the possibilities for the continued governance of the global system. A new author has been added to strengthen the analytical embrace of the book given the untimely death of Paul Hirst in 2003.
Globalization in Question's third edition is a continuing intervention into current discussions about the nature and prospects of globalization. The book has far-reaching implications which will be of interest to students and academics in a number of disciplines including politics, sociology, economics and geography, as well as to journalists and policy-makers.
Chapter One Introduction: The Contours of Globalization
Chapter Two Globalization and the History of the International Economy
Chapter Three Multinational companies and the internationalization of business activity
Chapter Four Globalization and International Competitiveness
Chapter Five Emerging Markets and the Advanced Economies
Chapter Six Supra-national Regionalization or Globalization
Chapter Seven General Governance Issues
Chapter Eight Globalization, Governance and the Nation State
Notes for 3rd edition
Grahame Thompson is Professor of Political Economy at the
Simon Bromley is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Studies at the Open University.
- New edition of this best-selling text which has been thoroughly revised and updated
- Several new chapters have been added and others combined or re-written to assess the growing supra-national regionalization of the international economy, the emer-gence of India and China as new super-powers, and the possibilities for the continued governance of the global system.
- Investigates the notion of whether a genuinely global economy can exist – a key question for the discipline.
- Unique argument provides a counterbalance to traditional texts on globalization and as such this book is often required reading for students as a basis for debate.
- Authored by leading figures in the field yet written for students in an accessible and engaging style.
"Paul Hirst and Grahame Thompson offer one of the best and most
iconoclastic attempts yet at mapping the new global economy."
Will Hutton, The Observer
"A timely and critical study of the current discussion about the
nature and prospects of a global economy."