Preface and Acknowledgements.
1. Kay Themes.
2. Codes of Modernity.
3. Modes of Humiliation.
4. Frames of Globalization.
5. The Imperial Impulse.
6. The Logic of the Market.
7. The Cosmopolitan Condition.
11. Decent Democracy or Domineering State?.
"Written with clarity and conviction, Smith?s examination of globalism draws on sociological, historical, economic and political sources to trace globalization from the ancient world to the current day [and] addresses one of the most urgent issues of our time."
Anthony Elliott, Sociological Review
"This highly accessible, punchy book is well suited to undergraduate classes and more general reading. Not everyone will agree with Smith?s account, but they will nonetheless be attracted to the clarity and vigor with which he portrays the power?humiliation component of globalization. His arguments will provoke reflection and recognition, as well as controversy."
Charles Tilly, Columbia University
"In this provocative account of our global times Dennis Smith explains why globalization is a growing source of conflict in the world, producing and reproducing distinctive patterns of humiliation and domination. His analysis challenges much orthodox thinking about the global condition whilst his worrying conclusions demonstrate why we can no longer ignore the 'hidden agenda' of contemporary globalization."
Anthony McGrew, Southampton University
- Provocative and compelling account of the future of the contemporary world.
- Looks at the historical and human aspects of globalization, and shows how these can explain religious extremism, and the War on Terror.
- Argues that America’s global power is building up a tide of anger and humiliation, currently only held back by American military might.
- Very accessible style makes this an easy-to-follow and enjoyable reader.