The Hidden Agenda
By (author) Dennis Smith
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Globalization by Dennis Smith
Book DescriptionIn this exciting new book, Dennis Smith argues that we need to look afresh at globalization. So far, he argues, analysts have not properly explained religious extremism, the War on Terror, and the dynamics of fear, anger and resentment. Against this background, Dennis Smith says that we should understand globalization from an altogether new perspective, one which takes into consideration long-term socio-political development, the dynamics of liberation, and the consequences of humiliation. He claims that if globalization does not change direction, and this hidden agenda is not properly addressed, the costs in terms of freedom and human rights will be devastating. Globalization is stirring up a tide of global resentment held back by fear of American military power. When that power falters, the revenge of the humiliated world will strike the West. Over time, as Americas influence wanes, and the global power balance alters, the crucial struggle will no longer be between the West and terrorism, but within the West. Democracies could find themselves at war with each other. Globalization: The Hidden Agenda gets inside the forces driving globalization, analyses the anger and fear, and finds the levers that must be pulled to avoid catastrophe. Smiths compelling and provocative account of the crises facing the contemporary world will appeal to students and scholars alike, as well as the informed general reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745617039
(228mm x 161mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dennis Smith
Glimpses into the Other Side, Paperback (April 2013)
I am now retired, but some years ago qualified to become a spiritual healer & currently work within an organization supporting people with cancer. As this book portrays I have experienced throughout life many intriguing & varied aspects of the metaphysical, without doubt making me a true believer.
Globalization, Hardback (June 2006)
In this exciting new book, Dennis Smith argues that we need to look afresh at globalization. So far, he argues, analysts have not properly explained religious extremism, the War on Terror, and the dynamics of fear, anger and resentment.
Report from Ground Zero, Paperback (February 2003)
This definitive account now has a new Afterword by the author as it captures the "courage of New York City's firefighters and the spirit of the city's firehouses, bloody but unbowed in the wake of that terrible September morning" (Michiko Kakutani, "The New York Times").
Norbert Elias and Modern Social Theory, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Dennis Smith
Dennis Smith offers a fascinating survey of Elias's life and writings and traces the growth of his reputation. He also illustrates how Elias's insights can be applied to understand Western modernity and social and political change, showing why Elias is so important to sociology.
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Author Biography - Dennis Smith
D. Smith, Professor of Sociology, Loughborough University.
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