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The Globalization and Development Reader: Perspectives on Development and Global Change

ISBN: 978-1-4051-3236-7
468 pages
January 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Globalization and Development Reader builds on the success of From Modernization to Globalization, published by the editors in 2000 and used around the world. It provides an up-to-date primer and key reference for students, scholars, and development practitioners wishing to get up to speed quickly on the issues surrounding social change and development in the “Third World.”

  • Includes carefully excerpted samples from both classic and contemporary writings.
  • Includes a general introduction to the field, and short, insightful section introductions.
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About the Editors.

Preface and Acknowledgments.

Acknowledgments to Sources.

Development and Globalization: Recurring Themes: Amy Bellone Hite and J. Timmons Roberts.

Part I: Formative Approaches to Development and Social Change.

Introduction: Timmons Roberts and Amy Bellone Hite.

1. Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) and Alienated Labor (1844): Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

2. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905): Max Weber.

3. The Stages of Economic Growth:A Non-Communist Manifesto: W.W. Rostow (1960).

4. The Change to Change: Modernization, Development and Politics (1971); and Political Order in Changing Societies (1968): Samuel Huntington.

Part II: Dependency and Beyond.

Introduction: Timmons Roberts and Amy Bellone Hite.

5. The Development of Underdevelopment (1969): Andre Gunder Frank.

6. Dependency and Development in Latin America (1972): Fernando Henrique Cardoso.

7. The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System: Concepts for Comparative Analysis (1979): Immanuel Wallerstein.

8. Rethinking Development Theory: Insights From East Asia and Latin America (1989/1994): Gary Gereffi.

9. Gender and the Global Economy (1999): Valentine M. Moghadam.

Part III: What is Globalization?: Attempts to Understand Economic Globalization.

Introduction: Timmons Roberts and Amy Bellone Hite.

10. The New International Division of Labor in the World Economy (1980): Folker Fröbel, Jürgen Heinrichs, and Otto Kreye.

11. The Informational Mode of Development and the Restructuring of Capitalism (1989): Manuel Castells.

12. Cities in a World Economy (2000): Saskia Sassen.

13. Globalization: Myths and Realities (1996): Philip McMichael.

14. Competing Conceptions of Globalization (1999): Leslie Sklair.

15. It’s a Flat World, After All (2005): Thomas L. Friedman.

Part IV: The Opportunities and Limits of Unfettered Globalization.

Introduction: Timmons Roberts and Amy Bellone Hite.

16. In Defense of Global Capitalism (2003): Johan Norberg.

17. What Strategies are Viable for Developing Countries Today?: The World Trade Organization and the Shrinking of ‘Development Space’ (2003): Robert H. Wade.

18. Globalism’s Discontents (2002): Joseph E. Stiglitz.

19. The New Global Economy and Developing Countries: Making Openness Work (1999) and Has Globalization Gone too Far? (1997): Dani Rodrik.

20. Industrial Convergence, Globalization, and the Persistence of the North–South Divide (1999): Giovanni Arrighi, Beverly J. Silver, and Benjamin Brewer.

21. The New Development-Security Terrain (2001): Mark Duffield.

Part V: Confronting Globalization.

Introduction: Timmons Roberts and Amy Bellone Hite.

22. The Anti-Globalization Movement (2005): Jeffrey Sachs.

23. Reconstructing World Order: Towards Cosmopolitan Social Democracy (2002): David Held and Anthony McGrew.

24. Environmental Advocacy Networks (1997): Margaret Keck and Kathryn Sikkink.

25. What Can We Expect from Global Labor Movements?: Five Commentaries (2002): Ralph Armbruster, Bradley Nash, Jr., Gay Seidman, Robert Ross, Rich Appelbaum, Jennifer Bickham-Mendez, and Edna Bonacich.

26. Transnational Solidarity: Women’s Agency, Structural Adjustment, and Globalization (2002): Manisha Desai.

27. Counter-Hegemonic Globalization: Transnational Social Movements in the Contemporary Global Political Economy (2005): Peter Evans.

Index.

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J. Timmons Roberts is James Martin 21st Century School Professor in the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, and Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Program in Environmental Science and Policy at the College of William and Mary. His books include Chronicles from the Environmental Justice Frontline (with Melissa Toffolon-Weiss, 2001), Trouble in Paradise: Globalization and Environmental Crises in Latin America (with Nikki Thanos, 2003), and A Climate Of Injustice: Global Inequality, North–South Politics, and Climate Policy (with Bradley Parks, 2006).

Amy Bellone Hite is Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Sociology at Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she teaches Social Theory, Social Policy, Social Problems, Urban Sociology, and Comparative Sociology. She is coeditor of From Modernization to Globalization: Perspectives on Development and Social Change (Blackwell, 2000) with J. Timmons Roberts.

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  • An up-to-date primer and key reference source for students and professionals studying the processes of social change and development in ‘third world’ countries.
  • Builds on the success of From Modernization to Globalization, published by the editors in 2000.
  • Includes carefully excerpted samples from both classic and contemporary writings.
  • Includes a general introduction to the field, and short, insightful section introductions.
See More
Globalization, Development and Human Security constitutes a potentially effective and informative teaching aid, written to engage students at most levels (undergraduate and postgraduate) in development, IR and globalization studies. (Development and Change 2009)
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