Globalization And Democracy

Author: Stephen J. Rosow
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144221810X
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Globalization And Democracy from the Author: Stephen J. Rosow. Combining theory with compelling case studies, this book examines the globalizing world of democracy. Noted critical scholars Stephen J. Rosow and Jim George argue that democracy must be understood not as a unified concept but as a diversity of political responses to specific conditions and political struggles. Doing so reveals how democracy is taking multiple forms around the world in response to neoliberal globalism and the increasing pace and complexity of everyday life. The authors show how the current phase of globalization is destabilizing the dominance of Western democracy promotion as resisters challenge common understandings and forms of democracy. Explaining the theory behind neoliberal globalization and democracy promotion, they consider its impact and struggles against it in South Africa, post-Soviet Russia, India, and Venezuela and other “pink tide” states in Latin America. Rosow and George also examine how digital communications networks, the centralization of security, and the fluid movements of people and ideas are destabilizing traditional democratic theories. At the same time, they give rise to concepts of democracy that focus on new forms of citizenship and democratic participation, a cosmopolitan democratic constitutionalism, cross-boundary political activism, and local and community-based economic and democratic practices.

Media And Politics In Latin America

Author: Carolina Matos
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848856121
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Media And Politics In Latin America from the Author: Carolina Matos. Latin America is an increasingly important geopolitical entity and its nations are emerging as some of the most influential and radical states in the modern world. The media conglomerates which control the television and radio platforms in these countries, such as the Globo organization in Brazil and the Mercurial S.P.A. media corporation in Chile, have great political influence across the region. Here, Carolina Matos contrasts public service broadcasting in Latin America to that in Europe and the UK, engaging with current debates on globalization and theories of cultural imperialism. She examines the role public media has played in the processes of national development, democratization, and international dialogue across South and Central America, arguing that it can be a powerful tool for political and social inclusion. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of Media, Politics, and Cultural Studies, as well as those with an interest in Latin American culture. As key polities, such as Brazil and Mexico, begin to flex their economic and demographic muscle, Media and Politics in Latin America is a timely examination of society and politics in the region.

Globalization And Democracy In Southeast Asia

Author: Chantana Banpasirichote Wungaeo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137576545
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Globalization And Democracy In Southeast Asia from the Author: Chantana Banpasirichote Wungaeo. This book questions why Southeast Asian nation states are struggling to adopt full-fledged liberal democracy and attempts to better understand the relationship between globalization and models of democracy. Country studies are covered mostly by native Southeast Asian scholars who analyse recent developments as well as specific concerns that have arisen from political crises, citizen uprisings, ethnic identity politics, political reforms, social justice and inequality, and the persistence of the political elite. The collection highlights factors which have impacted the different regional and national paths taken such as: the legacy of the Cold War, rapid economic development and liberalization, external economic globalization, the important role of informal politics, powerful elites, and weak but emerging middle classes. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of regional studies of Southeast Asia, Democracy, Sociology, Politics and Globalization Studies.

Contested Classrooms

Author: Parkland Institute
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 9780888643155
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Contested Classrooms from the Author: Parkland Institute. Education has become a battlefield, the classroom the arena where the contest is fought. The 1997 Ontario teachers' strike, the federal government's Millennium Scholarship, and a wave of protests across the country are among the signals that the war is heating up. Alberta stands as a Canadian model of radical education reform, propelled by economic necessity. But is all reform necessarily right or good? -- and who decides? A range of commentators -- teachers, scholars, parents, and others -- discuss the conflict in Alberta's schools.

Who Really Runs The World

Author: Thom Burnett
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 160925886X
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Who Really Runs The World from the Author: Thom Burnett. The world is a mess. It’s constantly at war, things cost too much, and the average person struggles to survive against powers they can barely see, let alone control. It appears so at odds with common sense, in fact, that it begs a fundamental question: Who runs the world? This book looks at the conspiracies in everyday life, both hidden and not-so-hidden. It examines actual people, businesses, social networks, corporate alliances, and the dark forces of conspiracy and secret history that hold them together. The conclusions reached may shock and scandalize some people—especially those who fervently believe in democracy—but will fascinate everyone.

The Globalization Paradox Democracy And The Future Of The World Economy

Author: Dani Rodrik
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393080803
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The Globalization Paradox Democracy And The Future Of The World Economy from the Author: Dani Rodrik. "Cogent, well-written . . . critiques unalloyed globalization enthusiasts, taking aim at their desire to fully liberalize foreign trade ad capital movements." —Foreign Affairs In this eloquent challenge to the reigning wisdom on globalization, Dani Rodrik reminds us of the importance of the nation-state, arguing forcefully that when the social arrangements of democracies inevitably clash with the international demands of globalization, national priorities should take precedence. Combining history with insight, humor with good-natured critique, Rodrik’s case for a customizable globalization supported by a light frame of international rules shows the way to a balanced prosperity as we confront today’s global challenges in trade, finance, and labor markets.

Globalization Power And Democracy

Author: Marc F. Plattner
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801865688
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Globalization Power And Democracy from the Author: Marc F. Plattner. Though the year 2000 marks the turn of the century and of the millennium, the great turn in the realm of international politics occurred a decade earlier, with the Revolutions of 1989-91. The breakup of the Soviet Union's external empire in Eastern Europe, soon followed by the demise of the USSR itself, destroyed the bipolar structure that had characterized world politics for almost half a century. But while the dramatic collapse of communism left no room for doubt that the era of the Cold War had come to an end, there was very little agreement about the nature of the new international order being born. This book explores the emerging post-Cold War international system and its implications for the future expansion and consolidation of democracy. Bringing together both experts on international relations and scholars of democracy from Europe, North America, and Asia, it examines the link between these two subjects in a way that is rarely done. While a large literature has emerged in recent years on the effects of democracy on international relations (the debate over what is often called the theory of "democratic peace"), the authors of the present volume instead examine the other side of this relationship -- the impact of the international system on the prospects for democracy. Contributors: Zbigniew Brzezinski, Center for Strategic and International Studies • Robert Cooper, Defence and Overseas Secretariat in the Cabinet Office, London • Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale, Paris • Samuel P. Huntington, Harvard University • Robert Kagan, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace • Ethan B. Kapstein, University of Minnesota • Kyung Won Kim, Institute of Social Sciences • Jacques Rupnik, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris • Dimitri Landa, University of Minnesota • Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Stockholm • Philippe C. Schmitter, European University Institute, Florence

The Retreat Of Democracy And Other Itinerant Essays On Globalization Economics And India

Author: Kaushik Basu
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 9780857286765
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The Retreat Of Democracy And Other Itinerant Essays On Globalization Economics And India from the Author: Kaushik Basu. 'The Retreat of Democracy' presents an expanded and reworked selection of Basu's best journalistic and academic writings on political and economic themes since the late 1990s. In addition to Basu’s critical essays on globalization and democracy, the book also moves onto wider terrain – to ideas in economics, anthropological observations on social norms, the role of culture, and travel in India and abroad. While the essays range from studies on major economists such as Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz, to humorous encounters with Indian bureaucracy, two recurring themes run thoughout: first, that the ultimate objective of policy-making must be the progress of the disadvantaged, and ignoring market laws and individual incentives courts failure; second, that for the successful crafting of economic policy it is important to recognize markets as embedded in specific cultures and social norms. This volume is a clear, intelligible and highly engaging showcase of Basu’s global and humanistic views on politics, economics and democracy.

Globalization Development And Human Security

Author: Anthony McGrew
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745630863
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Globalization Development And Human Security from the Author: Anthony McGrew. World poverty and development are more salient than ever on the global political agenda. The campaigns of the global justice movement, the growing securitization of development in the aftermath of 9-11, the intensification of global inequality, and the perceived threats of global pandemics, migrations and failed states have contributed to a sense of renewed urgency. The contributors to this volume, including Bjorn Hettne, Fantu Cheru, Jeffrey Haynes and Bonny Ibhawah, share a common intellectual aspiration to re-unite the study of development with the study of international relations or global politics as it is more broadly conceived today. Although globalization has transformed the context of development, it has yet to significantly transform for the better the prospects for real development or human security amongst the worlds most vulnerable communities. Whether globalization, development and human security are inescapably trapped within a vicious circle or a virtuous cycle is the central concern of this book. The volume will be importance to student of development studies, international relations and politics, globalization and economics.

Caribbean Sovereignty Development And Democracy In An Age Of Globalization

Author: Linden Lewis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136274324
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Caribbean Sovereignty Development And Democracy In An Age Of Globalization from the Author: Linden Lewis. Many of the nations of the Caribbean that have become independent states have maintained as a central, organizing, nationalist principle the importance in the beliefs of the ideals of sovereignty, democracy, and development. Yet in recent years, political instability, the relative size of these nations, and the increasing economic vulnerabilities of the region have generated much popular and policy discussions over the attainability of these goals. The geo-political significance of the region, its growing importance as a major transshipment gateway for illegal drugs coming from Latin America to the United States, issues of national security, vulnerability to corruption, and increases in the level of violence and social disorder have all raised serious questions not only about the notions of sovereignty, democracy, and development but also about the long-term viability of these nations. This volume is intended to make a strategic intervention into the discourse on these important topics, but the importance of its contribution resides in its challenge to conventional wisdom on these matters, and the multidisciplinary approach it employs. Recognized experts in the field identify these concerns in the context of globalization, economic crises, and their impact on the Caribbean.