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Globalization

  • Understanding Statebuildingby Rebecca Richards

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Much analysis of state building focusses on dissecting specific projects and attempting to identify what has gone ‘wrong’ in states such as Afghanistan and Iraq. What draws less attention is what has gone ‘right’ in non-interventionist statebuilding projects within 'unrecognised’ states. By examining this model in more... more...

  • Reinventing Developmentby Lord Mawuko-Yevugah

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book shows how the new architecture of aid has important implications in three distinct but related ways: the discursive construction and production of post-colonial societies; the changing focus of Western aid and development policy interventions; and the reproduction of the politics of inclusive exclusion. The author provides detailed and original... more...

  • Globalization and Democracyby Stephen J. Rosow; Jim George

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 25.99

    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... more...

  • The G-20 Summit at Fiveby Kemal Dervis; Peter Drysdale

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Can the G-20 become a steering committee for the world's economy? Launched at a moment of panic triggered by the financial crisis in late 2008, the leaders' level G-20 is trying to evolve from crisis committee for the world economy to a real steering group facilitating international economic cooperation. What can and should such a "steering committee"... more...

  • Revolutions and Revolutionary Movementsby James DeFronzo

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    This comprehensive text analyzes significant revolutions of the 20th and 21st centuries, placing them in social, economic, and political context. more...

  • Innovation in Indiaby Shyama V. Ramani

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This volume evaluates the performance of innovation in India and the role of its scientific establishment. more...

  • Historical Legacies of Communism in Russia and Eastern Europeby Mark Beissinger; Stephen Kotkin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    Elaborates an empirical approach to the study of historical legacies of communism, revolving around relationships and mechanisms rather than correlation and outward similarities. more...

  • South Korea's Riseby Uk Heo; Terence Roehrig

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Explores South Korea's phenomenal economic rise and the impact that this has had on the country's foreign policy. more...

  • Global Imperialism and the Great Crisisby Ernesto Screpanti

    Monthly Review Press 2014; US$ 127.50

    In this provocative study, economist Ernesto Screpanti argues that imperialism—far from disappearing or mutating into a benign “globalization”—has in fact entered a new phase, which he terms “global imperialism.” This is a phase defined by multinational firms cut loose from the nation-state framework and free to... more...

  • Islamic Myths and Memoriesby Itzchak Weismann; Mark Sedgwick; Ulrika Mårtensson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book brings the theoretical perspectives of myth-making and collective memory to the study of Islam and globalization and to the study of the place of the mass media in the contemporary Islamic resurgence. It explores the annulment of spatial and temporal distance by globalization and by the communications revolution underlying it, and how this... more...