Grave New World

The End of Globalization, the Return of History

Author: Stephen D. King

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300240074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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A controversial look at the end of globalization and what it means for prosperity, peace, and the global economic order Globalization, long considered the best route to economic prosperity, is not inevitable. An approach built on the principles of free trade and, since the 1980s, open capital markets, is beginning to fracture. With disappointing growth rates across the Western world, nations are no longer willing to sacrifice national interests for global growth; nor are their leaders able—or willing—to sell the idea of pursuing a global agenda of prosperity to their citizens. Combining historical analysis with current affairs, economist Stephen D. King provides a provocative and engaging account of why globalization is being rejected, what a world ruled by rival states with conflicting aims might look like, and how the pursuit of nationalist agendas could result in a race to the bottom. King argues that a rejection of globalization and a return to “autarky” will risk economic and political conflict, and he uses lessons from history to gauge how best to avoid the worst possible outcomes.
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Crossroads Of Globalization, The: A Latin American View

Author: Hardy Alfredo Toro

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813277327

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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Two powerful forces measure their strength by acting upon globalization. One of them pushes globalization forward, while the other hinders its advance and promotes its decline.In which of those directions should Latin America move? Uncertainty hinders the region's strategic vision. If the future entails re-launching of globalization, it seems obvious that Latin America should follow along its lines. However, if globalization were to embark on a declining phase and an endangered future, the region would need to look at other options. Latin America, therefore, faces not only a dramatic uncertainty as a result of forces beyond its control, but also needs to anticipate unforeseen events to the best of its abilities, and react to or act upon them. Strategic reflection becomes imperative to manage both uncertainty and the possibility of rapid change.This exercise in strategic reflection implies an immersion in fraught international surroundings, analyzing the forces that push for and against globalization, trying to measure their respective strength, convergence capacity, and potential impact. At the same time, it requires looking into the flaws, weaknesses and contradictions of such forces. With these elements in hand, it will be easier to envisage where the trends are leading to, and by extension, where Latin America may end up standing and which goals it should follow. content
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Populist Nationalism in Europe and the Americas

Author: Fernando López-Alves,Diane E. Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429793812

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Populist nationalism fuses beliefs that citizens are being exploited by a privileged elite with claims that the national culture and interests are under threat from enemies within or without. Ideologically fluid, populist nationalists decry “out-of-touch” institutions such as political parties and the mainstream press while extolling the virtues of the “people.” They claim that only populists can truly represent the nation and solve its problems, and often call for unorthodox solutions that appeal to the common people. The recent spread of populist nationalism throughout the world has triggered a growing interest in the subject, led mainly by journalists. The Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump in the US have provoked a flurry of media coverage in Europe and the Americas, along with parliamentary debates. Some social scientists have sought to explain the resurgence of nationalism and the spread of populism in recent decades, but important questions remain and most of the scholarship has not adequately addressed the fusion of nationalism and populism. It fails to examine the combination of populism and nationalism comparatively, especially the contrast between the more progressive and leftist versions such as those in Latin America, and the more traditional conservative varieties that are gaining strength in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This interdisciplinary collection by experts on Europe and the Americas fills this void. The volume examines various experiences with populist nationalism, and offers theoretical tools to assess its future. Some chapters are in-depth country case studies and others take a broader perspective, but all open the door for meaningful comparison.
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A New Map of the World

Author: Ian Linden

Publisher: Darton Longman & Todd Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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‘The world is on a trajectory that threatens the security, freedom and human rights of all of us, not just the poor’, writes Ian Linden. ‘Yet we also have an unprecedented opportunity to dismantle the global apartheid of rich and poor, and remove the root causes of war, terrorism, asylum seekers and economic migration.’ We are poised between a dying age of industrial production and the new information and network society, a world as yet uncharted and lacking a shared moral language. A New Map of the World is a not only a brilliant analysis of the state of the world, but of what might justly be said and done about it by individuals, communities and churches as well as by global institutions.Linden looks honestly at the failures of Christians and Muslims, socialists and radicals, to transform their visions of a just society into reality. He proposes a tentative new blueprint for the future that draws together the case for structural changes with the vital imperative for the formation of individual character.
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Human Rights at the UN

The Political History of Universal Justice

Author: Roger Normand,Sarah Zaidi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253000114

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

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Human rights activists Roger Normand and Sarah Zaidi provide a broad political history of the emergence and development of the human rights movement in the 20th century through the crucible of the United Nations, focusing on the hopes and expectations, concrete power struggles, national rivalries, and bureaucratic politics that molded the international system of human rights law. The book emphasizes the period before and after the creation of the UN, when human rights ideas and proposals were shaped and transformed by the hard-edged realities of power politics and bureaucratic imperatives. It also analyzes the expansion of the human rights framework in response to demands for equitable development after decolonization and organized efforts by women, minorities, and other disadvantaged groups to secure international recognition of their rights.
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Der Begriff des Politischen

Author: Armin Nassehi,Markus Schroer

Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: 640

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Zu behaupten, das Politische gehorte zu den vernachlassigten Themen der Soziologie, ware abenteuerlich. Und mit der derzeitigen Lust an plakativen Komposita im akademischen Leben werden immer neue "Politiken" erfunden: Mikropolitik, Politik der Lebensstile, Geschlechterpolitik, Subpolitik, Korperpolitik, Chronopolitik, Identitatspolitik, Biopolitik, Parapolitik usw.. Dieses wohlfeile neue Interesse an der Politik hat freilich keineswegs zur theoretischen und begrifflichen Konsolidierung einer Soziologie des Politischen beigetragen. Dieser Sonderband "Der Begriff des Politischen" der "Sozialen Welt" versucht, diese Lucke zu schlieaen und die "Arbeit des Begriffs" in Angriff zu nehmen. Ziel des Bandes ist es, eine nachhaltige Debatte uber eine angemessene soziologische Theorie des Politischen zu initiieren. Es kommen namhafte Vertreterinnen und Vertreter verschiedener soziologischer Theorie- und Forschungsperspektiven zu Wort.
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Citizens of the World

A History and Sociology of the Bahaʹis from a Globalisation Perspective

Author: Margit Warburg

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004143739

Category: Religion

Page: 592

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The book discusses Baha'i religious texts, rituals, economy, everyday life, demographic development, mission strategies, leadership, and international activism in analyses based on primary material, such as interview studies among the Baha'is, fieldwork data from the Baha'i World Centre in Israel, and field trips around the world.
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