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Globalization in Practice

Globalization in Practice

Author: N. J. Thrift

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199212620

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

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The concept of globalization has become ubiquitous in social science and in the public consciousness and is often invoked as an explanation for a diverse range of changes to economies, societies, politics and cultures - both as a positive liberating force and as a wholly negative one. While our understanding of the politics, economics, and social resonance of the phenomenon has become increasingly sophisticated at the macro-level, this book argues that globalization too often continues to be depicted as a set of extra-terrestrial forces with no real physical manifestation, except as effects. The essays challenge this dominant understanding of 'globalization from above' through explorations of the mundane means by which globalization has been achieved. Instead of a focus on the meta-political economy of global capitalism, the book concentrates on the everyday life of capitalism, the not-so-'little' things that keep the 'large' forces of globalization ticking over. With its eye on the mundane, the book demonstrates that a series of everyday and, consequently, all but invisible formations critically facilitate and create the conditions under which globalization has flourished. The emphasis is on concrete moments in the history of capitalism when these new means of regular reproduction were invented and deployed. Only by understanding these infrastructures can we understand the dynamics of globalization. In short, punchy essays by distinguished researchers from across a range of disciplines, this book provides a new way of understanding globalization, moving away from the standard accounts of global forces, economic flows, and capitalist dynamics, to show how ordinary practices and artefacts are crucial elements and symbols of globalization.

Globalization

Globalization

Author: Eleonore Kofman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1855673479

Category: Globalization

Page: 356

View: 855

Globalization and the related issues of power and identity are central concerns in international studies, whether viewed from a political, economic, spatial or human perspective. The fully updated second edition of this major collection brings together a multi-disciplinary group of international scholars to interrogate globalization in theory and practice. Gender, identity, citizenship, migration, issues related to the state, and economic and technological change, are analyzed in depth. Several of the authors have revised their chapters from the earlier edition and others have provided completely new contributions in key areas such as the internet, social movements, environmental security and world cities. Two new introductory chapters written by the editors outline the theory and practice of international relations and political geography at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Several further chapters highlight different aspects of inequality which have become central to the globalization debate. Book jacket.

Globalization in Practice

Globalization in Practice

Author: N. J. Thrift

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199212637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

View: 665

The concept of globalization has become ubiquitous in social science and in the public consciousness and is often invoked as an explanation for a diverse range of changes to economies, societies, politics and cultures - both as a positive liberating force and as a wholly negative one. While our understanding of the politics, economics, and social resonance of the phenomenon has become increasingly sophisticated at the macro-level, this book argues that globalization too often continues to be depicted as a set of extra-terrestrial forces with no real physical manifestation, except as effects. The essays challenge this dominant understanding of 'globalization from above' through explorations of the mundane means by which globalization has been achieved. Instead of a focus on the meta-political economy of global capitalism, the book concentrates on the everyday life of capitalism, the not-so-'little' things that keep the 'large' forces of globalization ticking over. With its eye on the mundane, the book demonstrates that a series of everyday and, consequently, all but invisible formations critically facilitate and create the conditions under which globalization has flourished. The emphasis is on concrete moments in the history of capitalism when these new means of regular reproduction were invented and deployed. Only by understanding these infrastructures can we understand the dynamics of globalization. In short, punchy essays by distinguished researchers from across a range of disciplines, this book provides a new way of understanding globalization, moving away from the standard accounts of global forces, economic flows, and capitalist dynamics, to show how ordinary practices and artefacts are crucial elements and symbols of globalization.

Regionalism and Globalization

Regionalism and Globalization

Author: Sajal Lahiri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134599523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 353

View: 276

This volume brings together articles on three primary elements of globalization: multilateralism, regionalism and unilateralism. Expert contributors investigate the substantive issues of commodity and factor trade, capital movements and monetary and fiscal policies, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

The Globalization of Politics

The Globalization of Politics

Author: Evan Luard

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: UOM:39015017939649

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 621

The book examines the kind of action that needs to be taken by world bodies in fields such as the trafficing of drugs, international terrorism, world hunger and other pressing problems, and the type of political activity through which individuals can seek to influence them.

Globalization of Business

Globalization of Business

Author: Abbas Ali

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780789004123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 170

Globalization of Business: Practice and Theory will give executives and business students a current, in-depth look at becoming globally competitive in today's complex market. This essential guide offers you insight into issues every global businessperson needs to understand, such as the practice and theory of globalization, globalization dimensions and discourse, the nature of the global business environment, the roles of global corporations, strategic approaches, and global leadership. By identifying competitive and innovative practices, networks, and alliances, this text will help executives or beginners be a successful leader in the global business community. Offering new perspectives and approaches, this vital book contains new and updated information to help you and your company play a profitable and integral part in the international marketplace. To view an excerpt online, find the book in our QuickSearch catalog at www.HaworthPress.com.

Globalization and Business Practice

Globalization and Business Practice

Author: Barbara Parker

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 0761956948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

View: 445

What is globalization? How have the world economies changed in recent years? What impact do these changes have on business and management practice? Through creative use of examples, case studies and exercises from organizations worldwide, Globalization and Business Practice demonstrates the many levels at which globalization impacts on contemporary businesses, society and organizations and elucidates the ways in which different globalization trends and factors interrelate. Focusing on an integrated approach to understanding the effects of global trends such as new technologies, new markets, and cultural and political changes, the book enables students grasp understand the wider implications of globalization and appl

Globalization of Services

Globalization of Services

Author: Yair Aharoni

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415513782

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 229

In an era of accelerating change in the world economy, services are assuming greater importance for the economies of both developed and developing countries. As technological developments allow increasing tradeability of services, huge global firms are offering services across national boundaries. This important book explores the global impact of this economic phenomenon from both empirical and theoretical perspectives.