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- Zed Books 2008; US$ 28.95
For over a century now, America has dominated global politics and the global imagination. Yet as the dollar declines, inequality increases, rates of consumption are unprecedented and American unilateralism comes under fire, such hegemony is increasingly unsustainable. In this provocative new book, leading sociologist Jan Nederveen Pieterse asks whether... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 23.99
Now fully revised and updated, this seminal text asks if there is cultural life after the "clash of civilizations" and global McDonaldization. Jan Nederveen Pieterse argues that what is taking place is a global culture of hybridization. In a new chapter, the author explores East-West hybridities?the idea that globalization is a process of braiding... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 26.99
Arguing that ethnicity and multiculturalism are essential for understanding globalization, Jan Nederveen Pieterse offers one of the first sustained treatments of the reach of these key forces beyond a limited national context. His groundbreaking book adopts a kaleidoscopic and comparative-historical perspective that intertwines strands of social... more...
- SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 57.00
'Pieterse has provided a sound overview of current development theory and trends. The book highlights important discourse in current Development Theory and each chapter can be used as a starting block for initiating further insight into current controversy and trends' - Dr Samantha Leonard, Department of Development Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95
In this smart and concise examination of the trends driving contemporary globalization, Jan Nederveen Pieterse argues that the United States' pursuit of global primacy is based upon a complex melding of neoliberal economics and hegemonic politics. Do alternate capitalisms offer viable alternatives to the American way? Globalization or Empire? looks... more...
- SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95
Politics of Globalization presents an up-to-date perspective on the kaleidoscopic politics of globalization. The authors analyse the existing definitions of capitalism and argue that globalization and the consequent growing multi-polarity in world politics is not a crisis but a proliferation of capitalisms. This network of capitalisms becomes the framework... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
East Asia is widely regarded as the main "winner" in contemporary globalization, unscathed by the economic crisis of 2008, with its leading new industrializing nations and emerging economies. While 20th-century globalization was mainly led by the West, the 21st century is ushering in different dynamics. The re-emergence of Asia involves alternative... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
This volume is a critical inquiry into the social project and socioeconomic realities of emerging Brazil, a country that faces profound changes. A team of acknowledged specialists on Brazil?s complex configuration addresses state policies, social dynamics and economic constraints and opportunities for emancipation. Chapters adopt long-run perspectives... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 165.00
An inspiring collection that uses case studies and theoretical reflection to contextualise the linkages between collective action theories, social movement practices and the phenomenon of globalisation. All of the perspectives presented will force a rethink of the exact meaning of globalisation and the way in which such insights can be used to advance... more...
- Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 23.49
Angesichts globaler Strukturveränderungen und eines Bedeutungsgewinns der Gesellschaften des »Südens« ist auch eine Perspektiverweiterung der Sozialpolitik-Forschung nötig. Anhand von Fallbetrachtungen und neuen Ansätzen wird der Frage nachgegangen, wo bewährte Methoden des »Westens« bei der Analyse von Sozialpolitiken in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika... more...