Globalization: People, Perspectives, and Progress

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - 401 pagina's
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This study expands the narrow economic-commercial focus of the topical media and places globalization in a multidisciplinary context as a continuing process and a permanent condition that transforms human living and society. Early chapters review the development of globalization as creating and diffusing knowledge, expanding people's perspectives on living, and continuing progress. These chapters introduce globalization as an iterative, human, and deliberate process of creating new knowledge and using it to reinterpret the world, time, and man's place in both. The later chapters present the major analytical perspectives of globalization--political, cultural, and economic--and a comparison of the primary carriers of globalism and barriers to globalization.

Drawing on classical and modern analysis, as well as narrow, topical journalism, the work focuses each perspective on people through the human processes of creating knowledge and living together. The work expands the economic perspective beyond the fashionable focus on trade and investment into the triggering and shadowing relationships between economic growth, political conflict, and social stress. The political perspective expands international politics and law to global governance, triadic dispute resolution, and global civil society. The cultural and antiglobal perspectives reflect the success of economic globalization in bringing people directly into the narrowly rational processes of international politics and economics. The final analytical chapter collects and compares observations and develops conclusions about globalization across the several perspectives. Speculation about alterative futures for globalizing humanity can constitute a coherent standard, ideal, or direction for policymaking, or an agenda for continuing research and debate.

 

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KNOWLEDGE PERSPECTIVES AND PEOPLE
1
KNOWLEDGE AND KNOWLEDGE CREATION
13
THE POWER OF PERSPECTIVE
33
THE IDEA OF PROGRESS
81
THE POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE
113
CULTURAL GLOBALIZATION
173
THE ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE
219
THE DOUBLE MOVEMENT GLOBALIZATION AND ANTIGLOBALISM
253
THE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
303
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
339
AUTHOR INDEX
371
SUBJECT INDEX
379
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Pagina vii - He is the world's eye. He is the world's heart. He is to resist the vulgar prosperity that retrogrades ever to barbarism, by preserving and communicating heroic sentiments, noble biographies, melodious verse, and the conclusions of history. Whatsoever oracles the human heart, in all emergencies, in all solemn hours, has uttered as its commentary on the world of actions, — these he shall receive and impart. And whatsoever new verdict Reason from her inviolable seat pronounces on the passing men...

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WILLIAM H. MOTT IV is a Predoctoral Tutor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He has spent all of his adult life in public service as a military and diplomatic officer, and as a teacher and scholar. In a 30-year career in the U.S. Army with dual foci on Command and Military Diplomacy, he observed, analyzed, and managed behaviors of governments and people under stress and in control in both Europe and Asia. He completed his postgraduate work at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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