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The Globalization and Development Reader: Perspectives on Development and Global Change, 2nd Edition



The Globalization and Development Reader: Perspectives on Development and Global Change, 2nd Edition

J. Timmons Roberts (Editor), Amy Bellone Hite (Editor), Nitsan Chorev (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-73510-7 December 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 632 Pages


This revised and updated second edition of The Globalization and Development Reader builds on the considerable success of a first edition that has been used around the world. It combines selected readings and editorial material to provide a coherent text with global coverage, reflecting new theoretical and empirical developments.

  • Main text and core reference for students and professionals studying the processes of social change and development in “third world” countries. Carefully excerpted materials facilitate the understanding of classic and contemporary writings
  • Second edition includes 33 essential readings, including 21 new selections
  • New pieces cover the impact of the recession in the global North, global inequality and uneven development, gender, international migration, the role of cities, agriculture and on the governance of pharmaceuticals and climate change politics
  • Increased coverage of China and India help to provide genuinely global coverage, and for a student readership the materials have been subject to a higher degree of editing in the new edition
  • Includes a general introduction to the field, and short, insightful section introductions to each reading
  • New readings include selections by Alexander Gershenkron, Alice Amsden, Amartya Sen, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Cecile Jackson, Dani Rodrik, David Harvey, Greta Krippner, Kathryn Sikkink, Leslie Sklair, Margaret E. Keck, Michael Burawoy, Nitsan Chorev, Oscar Lewis, Patrick Bond, Peter Evans, Philip McMichael, Pranab Bardhan, Ruth Pearson, Sarah Babb, Saskia Sassen, and Steve Radelet
Preface and Acknowledgments ix

Globalization and Development: Recurring Themes 1
Amy Bellone Hite, J. Timmons Roberts, and Nitsan Chorev

Part I Formative Approaches to Development and Social Change 19

Introduction 21

1 Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) and Alienated Labour (1844) 29
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

2 The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905) 39
Max Weber

3 The Stages of Economic Growth: A Non-Communist Manifesto (1960) 52
W. W. Rostow

4 Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective (1962) 62
Alexander Gerschenkron

5 A Study of Slum Culture: Backgrounds for La Vida (1968) 79
Oscar Lewis

6 Political Participation: Modernization and Political Decay (1968) 88
Samuel Huntington

Part II Dependency and Beyond 95

Introduction 97

7 The Development of Underdevelopment (1969) 105
Andre Gunder Frank

8 Dependency and Development in Latin America (1972) 115
Fernando Henrique Cardoso

9 The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System: Concepts for Comparative Analysis (1979) 126
Immanuel Wallerstein

10 Taiwan’s Economic History: A Case of Etatisme and a Challenge to Dependency Theory (1979) 147
Alice H. Amsden

11 Rethinking Development Theory: Insights from East Asia and Latin America (1989) 169
Gary Gereffi

12 Interrogating Development: Feminism, Gender and Policy (1998) 191
Ruth Pearson and Cecile Jackson

13 Why Is Buying a “Madras” Cotton Shirt a Political Act? A Feminist Commodity Chain Analysis (2004) 204
Priti Ramamurthy

Part III What Is Globalization? 225

Introduction 227

14 The New International Division of Labour in the World Economy (1980) 231
Folker Fröbel, Jürgen Heinrichs, and Otto Kreye

15 In Defense of Global Capitalism (2003) 247
Johan Norberg

16 It’s a Flat World, After All (2005) 263
Thomas L. Friedman

17 The Financialization of the American Economy (2005) 272
Greta R. Krippner

18 The Transnational Capitalist Class and the Discourse of Globalization (2000) 304
Leslie Sklair

19 The Washington Consensus as Transnational Policy Paradigm: Its Origins, Trajectory and Likely Successor (2012) 319
Sarah Babb

20 The Crises of Capitalism (2010) 333
David Harvey

Part IV Development after Globalization 337

Introduction 339

21 Global Crisis, African Oppression (2001) 345
Patrick Bond

22 Agrofuels in the Food Regime (2010) 356
Philip McMichael

23 Global Cities and Survival Circuits (2002) 373
Saskia Sassen

24 What Makes a Miracle: Some Myths about the Rise of China and India (2008) 391
Pranab Bardhan

25 Foreign Aid (2006) 398
Steven Radelet

26 The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy (2011) 417
Dani Rodrik

Part V Global Themes Searching for New Paradigms 441

Introduction 443

27 A New World Order (2004) 449
Anne-Marie Slaughter

28 Transnational Advocacy Networks in International Politics (1998) 476
Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink

29 Multipolarity and the New World (Dis)Order: US Hegemonic Decline and the Fragmentation of the Global Climate Regime (2011) 486
J. Timmons Roberts

30 Changing Global Norms through Reactive Diffusion: The Case of Intellectual Property Protection of AIDS Drugs (2012) 503
Nitsan Chorev

31 Development as Freedom (1999) 525
Amartya Sen

32 From Polanyi to Pollyanna: The False Optimism of Global Labor Studies (2010) 549
Michael Burawoy

33 The Developmental State: Divergent Responses to Modern Economic Theory and the Twenty-First-Century Economy (2014) 563
Peter Evans

Index 583