Global futures : shaping globalization / edited by Jan Nederveen Pieterse

Nederveen Pieterse, Jan [ed.].
ISBN: 1856498026.Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, cop. 2000Description: xxii, 250 p.Summary: This is the first book to go beyond globalization. Its eminent contributors reject a fatalistic stance in the face of the problems engendered by globalization. They argue that, instead, humanity must make seek to shape globalization. In a sequence of tightly argued essays, they suggest a variety of innovative perspectives, changes, policies and institutional reforms that we should strive for in our increasingly inter-connected world. The exciting range of topics discussed includes global governance and democratization; international finance and reform of the world economy; Third World development; the environment; the position of women; poverty and social exclusion; technology and culture; and the future shape of urban growth. Optimistic and inventionist in tone, this book provides a one-stop overview of thinking about global reform. Bristling with ideas, its new angle on globalization brings together different domains of transformation and different disciplines, looking to a future in which humanity consciously influences, improves and humanizes what may otherwise be seen as an impersonal and destructive juggernaut. (Font: Editor)
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This is the first book to go beyond globalization. Its eminent contributors reject a fatalistic stance in the face of the problems engendered by globalization. They argue that, instead, humanity must make seek to shape globalization. In a sequence of tightly argued essays, they suggest a variety of innovative perspectives, changes, policies and institutional reforms that we should strive for in our increasingly inter-connected world.

The exciting range of topics discussed includes global governance and democratization; international finance and reform of the world economy; Third World development; the environment; the position of women; poverty and social exclusion; technology and culture; and the future shape of urban growth. Optimistic and inventionist in tone, this book provides a one-stop overview of thinking about global reform.

Bristling with ideas, its new angle on globalization brings together different domains of transformation and different disciplines, looking to a future in which humanity consciously influences, improves and humanizes what may otherwise be seen as an impersonal and destructive juggernaut. (Font: Editor)

Acknowledgements -- About the Contributors -- Abbreviations and Acronyms -- Introduction -- 1. Shaping Globalization / Jan Nederveen Pieterse -- I. Global Reform: 2. Humane Governance for the World: Reviving the Quest / Richard Falk ; 3. Globalization: A Developmental Approach / Jan Pronk ; 4. World Economic Changes at the Threshold of the Twenty-First Century / Louis Emmerij ; 5. Life Beyond Global Economic Warfare / Hazel Henderson ; 6. The Mosaic of Global Taxes / Howard M. Wachtel ; 7. An Alternative to Global Marketization / Sakamoto Yoshikazu -- II. Collective Action and Development: 8. The Local Dimensions of Global Reform / Fantu Cheru ; 9. Poverty and the Politics of Alternatives at the End of the Millennium / Michael Watts ; 10. Environmental Justice as a Force for Sustainability / Joan Martinez-Alier ; 11. Feminist Futures / Azza M. Karam -- III. Culture: Economics, Technology and Cities: 12. Culture and Economic Growth: The State and Globalization / Keith Griffin ; 13. Technologies of Post-Human Development and the Potential for Global Citizenship / Mike Featherstone ; 14. Cities: Contradictory Utopias / Anthony D. King -- Index

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