The Globalization Syndrome
Transformation and Resistance
By (author) James H. Mittelman
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Globalization Syndrome by James H. Mittelman
Book DescriptionHere James Mittelman explains the systemic dynamics and myriad consequences of globalization, focusing on the interplay between globalizing market forces, in some instances guided by the state, and the needs of society. Mittelman finds that globalization is hardly a unified phenomenon but rather a syndrome of processes and activities: a set of ideas and a policy framework. More specifically, globalization is propelled by a changing division of labor and power, manifested in a new regionalism, and challenged by fledgling resistance movements. The author argues that a more complete understanding of globalization requires an appreciation of its cultural dimensions. From this perspective, he considers the voices of those affected by this trend, including those who resist it and particularly those who are hurt by it. The Globalization Syndrome is among the first books to present a holistic and multilevel analysis of globalization, connecting the economic to the political and cultural, joining agents and multiple structures, and interrelating different local, regional, and global arenas. Mittelman's findings are drawn mainly from the non-Western worlds. He provides a cross-regional analysis of Eastern Asia, an epicenter of globalization, and Southern Africa, a key node in the most marginalized continent. The evidence shows that while offering many benefits to some, globalization has become an uneasy correlation of deep tensions, giving rise to a range of alternative scenarios.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691009889
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James H. Mittelman
Contesting Global Order, Hardback (February 2011)
Explaining the links among development, global governance, and globalization, this book traces dominant values and patterns on a world level over the last half century. It is of interest to scholars of global governance, international organisations and development.
Whither Globalization?, Hardback (October 2004)
Globalisation is usually said to be about markets and power and culture. Whither Globalisation? goes further, arguing that globalisation may also be understood as a way of knowing and representing the world.
Capturing Globalization, Hardback (July 2001)
Globalization studies are not really global; they mainly originate from Western countries, not the developing world. This book helps to redress the balance and reveals the nexus between globalization and development.
Innovation and Transformation in International Studies, Paperback (May 1997)» View all books by James H. Mittelman
This book explores the nature of, and conditions for, theoretical innovation in international studies.
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