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Globalization By Leslie Sklair (Reader in Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science)

Globalization
by Leslie Sklair (Reader in Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science)

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Focuses on alternatives to global capitalism, arguing that there are other alternative futures that retain and encourage the positive aspects of globalization whilst identifying what is wrong with capitalism. This book will be useful to students and academics concerned with understanding how the global system works.
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Globalization: Capitalism and its Alternatives by Leslie Sklair (Reader in Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science)

Capitalist globalization has been instrumental in globalizing civil and political rights all over the world as a condition of 'free' markets and trade, but capitalist globalizers have no answer to the rapidly accelerating demands for universal economics and social rights, expressed in the enormous growth of local, national, multinational and global NGOs and anti-globalization movements. In this book, based on his highly successful Sociology of the Global System, Leslie Sklair focuses on alternatives to global capitalism, arguing strongly that there are other alternative futures that retain and encourage the positive aspects of globalization whilst identifying what is wrong with capitalism. The negative aspects of capitalist globalization are explored in a new critique which argues that there are two main crises of capitalist globalization: the class polarization crisis and the crisis of ecological unsustainability. The book also presents a new analysis of a long-term alternative to global capitalism: the globalization of human rights.

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Globalization Reviews


Review from previous edition 'Highly illuminating...Sklair's volume is a concise and precise treatment of a gigantic topic, the global system.' * Social Science Quarterly *
'Superbly organized...Beginning students will be able to use this book and its bibliography as a window on and guide to the emergence of global capitalism' * Contemporary Sociology *

Table of Contents


1. Introduction ; 2. Thinking about the Global ; 3. From Development to Globalization ; 4. Transnational Corporations and Capitalist Globalization ; 5. Transnational Practices: Corporations, Class, and Consumerism ; 6. Transnational Practices in the Third World ; 7. The Culture-Ideology of Consumerism ; 8. Capitalist Globalization in Communist and Postcommunist Societies ; 9. Capitalist Globalization in China ; 10. Challenges to Capitalist Globalization ; 11. From Capitalist to Socialist Globalization through the Transformation of Human Rights

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Globalization: Capitalism and its Alternatives by Leslie Sklair (Reader in Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science)
Leslie Sklair (Reader in Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2002-04-11
390
0199247447
9780199247448
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