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The Globalization Reader, 6th Edition





The Globalization Reader, 6th Edition

Frank J. Lechner, John Boli

ISBN: 978-1-119-40994-6 November 2019 Wiley-Blackwell 632 Pages

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An introduction to the issues surrounding the complex and controversial realities of today's interconnected world, the revised sixth edition

Since its initial publication, The Globalization Reader has been lauded for its comprehensive coverage of the issues surrounding globalization. Now in its sixth edition, the Reader has been thoroughly revised and updated and continues to review the most important global trends. Including readings by a variety of authors, the text offers a wide-ranging and authoritative introduction to the political, economic, cultural, and experiential aspects of globalization. 

The updated sixth edition presents the most accessible and comprehensive review of current debates and research. Contributions from scholars, activists, and organizations provide balanced viewpoints and expert coverage of the many aspects of globalization. The Globalization Reader offers readings on an exciting range of new topics as well as retaining key globalization topics such as the experience of globalization, economic and political globalization, the role of media and religion in cultural globalization, women’s rights, environmentalism, global civil society, and the alternative globalization movement. This important resource:

  • Covers the many complex dimensions of globalization
  • Includes contributions from many of the most prominent globalization scholars
  • Presents concise and informative introductions to each major topic
  • Offers compelling discussion questions for each section
  • Contains readings on a variety of new topics such as migration, medical tourism, state policy regarding abortion and same-sex sexual relations, the UN Global Compact, climate justice, and more

Written for students in undergraduate and graduate courses in sociology, political science, anthropology and geography, the revised sixth edition covers courses such as globalization, comparative political economy, international relations and similar topics.

Preface to the Sixth Edition

General Introduction

Part I Debating Globalization


1 The Hidden Promise: Liberty Renewed
John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge

2 How to Judge Globalism
Amartya Sen

3 The Elusive Concept of Globalization
Cees J. Hamelink

4 The Clash of Civilizations?
Samuel P. Huntington

5 The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015
United Nations

Part I Questions

Part II Explaining Globalization


6 The Modern World-System as a Capitalist World-Economy
Immanuel Wallerstein

7 Sociology of the Global System
Leslie Sklair

8 A Brief History of Neoliberalism
David Harvey

9 World Society and the Nation-State
John W. Meyer, John Boli, George M. Thomas, and Francisco O. Ramirez

10 Globalization as a Problem
Roland Robertson

11 Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy
Arjun Appadurai

Part II Questions

Part III Experiencing Globalization


12 Waves in the History of Globalization
Frank J. Lechner

13 McDonald’s in Hong Kong
James L. Watson

14 The Transnational Villagers
Peggy Levitt

15 Virtual Migration: The Programming of Globalization
Aneesh Aneesh

16 Fear and Money in Dubai
Mike Davis

17 Outpatients: The Astonishing New World of Medical Tourism
Sasha Issenberg

18 An Anthropology of Structural Violence
Paul Farmer

19 Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche
Ethan Watters

Part III Questions

Part IV Globalization and the World Economy


20 China Makes, The World Takes
James Fallows

21 Commodity Chains and Marketing Strategies: Nike and the Global Athletic Footwear Industry
Miguel Korzeniewicz

22 The Sticky Superpower
The Economist

23 Global Income Inequality by the Numbers: In History and Now: An Overview
Branco Milanovic

24 The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
Paul Collier

25 The Global Financial Crisis and Its Effects
Malcolm Edey

26 The Twin Excesses – Financialization and Globalization – Caused the Crash
Ashok Bardhan

27 Globalism’s Discontents
Joseph E. Stiglitz

Part IV Questions

Part V Globalization and the Nation-State


28 The Declining Authority of States
Susan Strange

29 Global Organized Crime
James H. Mittelman

30 Has Globalization Gone Too Far?
Dani Rodrik

31 The Individualization of Society and the Liberalization of State Policies on Same-Sex Sexual Relations, 1984–1995
David John Frank and Elizabeth H. McEneaney

32 Abortion Liberalization in World Society, 1960–2009
Elizabeth H. Boyle, Minzee Kim, and Wesley Longhofer

Part V Questions

Part VI Global Governance


33 The International Monetary Fund
James Vreeland

34 ISO and the Infrastructure for a Global Market
Craig N. Murphy and JoAnne Yates

35 Global Health Governance: A Conceptual Review
Richard Dodgson, Kelley Lee, and Nick Drager

36 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grant-Making Programme for Global Health
David McCoy, Gayatri Kembhavi, Jinesh Patel, and Akish Luintel

37 IMPACT: Transforming Business, Changing the World – The United Nations Global Compact
DNV GL Group and United Nations Global Compact

Part VI Questions

Part VII Globalization, INGOs, and Civil Society


38 NGOs and Climate Crisis: Fragmentation, Lines of Conflict and Strategic Approaches
Barbara Unmüßig

39 The Evolution of Debates over Female Genital Cutting
Elizabeth Heger Boyle

40 Women’s Human Rights and the Muslim Question: Iran’s One Million Signatures Campaign
Rebecca L. Barlow

41 World Culture in the World Polity: A Century of International Non-Governmental Organization
John Boli and George M. Thomas

42 Closing the Corruption Casino: The Imperatives of a Multilateral Approach
Peter Eigen

43 Trading Diamonds Responsibly: Institutional Explanations for Corporate Social Responsibility
Franziska Bieri and John Boli

44 Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development
Ananya Roy

Part VII Questions

Part VIII Globalization and Media


45 Cultural Imperialism
John Tomlinson

46 Mapping Global Media Flow and Contra-Flow
Daya Kishan Thussu

47 Hybridity and the Rise of Korean Popular Culture in Asia
Doobo Shim

48 Landing of the Wave: Hallyu in Peru and Brazil
Nusta Corranza Ko, Song No, Jeong-Nam Kim, and Ronald Gobbi Simões

49 Watching Big Brother at Work: A Production Study of Big Brother Australia
Jane Roscoe

50 Bollywood versus Hollywood: Battle of the Dream Factories
Heather Tyrrell

51 Why Hollywood Rules the World, and Whether We Should Care
Tyler Cowen

Part VIII Questions

Part IX Globalization and Religion


52 Bin Laden and Other Thoroughly Modern Muslims
Charles Kurzman

53 Globalised Islam: The Search for a New Ummah
Olivier Roy

54 The Christian Revolution
Philip Jenkins

55 American Evangelicals: The Overlooked Globalizers and Their Unintended Gospel of Modernity
Joshua J. Yates

56 Religious Rejections of Globalization
Frank J. Lechner

57 The Decontexualization of Asian Religious Practices in the Context of Globalization
Brooke Schedneck

Part IX Questions

Part X Globalization and Identity


58 Moral Choices and Global Desires: Feminine Identity in a Transnational Realm
Ernestine McHugh

59 Global/Indian: Cultural Politics in the IT Workplace
Smitha Radhakrishnan

60 Strategic Inauthenticity
Timothy D. Taylor

61 Orange Nation: Soccer and National Identity in the Netherlands
Frank J. Lechner

62 Cosmopolitans and Locals in World Culture
Ulf Hannerz

63 Cosmopolitanism & Humanism
C. Martin Centner

Part X Questions

Part XI Global Environmentalism


64 Greenpeace and Political Globalism
Paul Wapner

65 Environmental Advocacy Networks
Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink

66 Toward Democratic Governance for Sustainable Development: Transnational Civil Society Organizing around Big Dams
Sanjeev Khagram

67 Ozone Depletion
Pamela S. Chasek, David L. Downie, and Janet Welsh Brown

68 Movements for Climate Justice in the US and Worldwide
Brian Tokar

69 Speech of the IPCC Chairman, Rajendra K. Pachauri, at the Opening Session of the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
Rajendra K. Pachauri

Part XI Questions

Part XII Contesting Globalization: Alternatives and Opposition


70 Counterhegemonic Globalization: Transnational Social Movements in the Contemporary Political Economy
Peter Evans

71 The Global Justice Movement
Geoffrey Pleyers

72 The Twelve Assumptions of an Alter-Globalisation Strategy
Gustave Massiah

73 The Global South: The WTO and Deglobalization
Walden Bello

74 Ecological Balance in an Era of Globalization
Vandana Shiva

75 Porto Alegre Call for Mobilization
World Social Forum

76 When and Why Nationalism Beats Globalism
Jonathan Haidt

77 The Globalization of Rage: Why Today’s Extremism Looks Familiar
Pankaj Mishra

Part XII Questions