Описание: "This is an essential disciplinary update for all political sociologists and an exciting guide for all lay observers of politics. Drake offers a fresh look at the world of contemporary politics itself a contested territory at a time of global terrorist threats, mass mobilizations, spot insurgencies, spreading democratic aspirations and rapidly changing super–power relations." Jan Pakulski, University of Tasmania "Political Sociology for a Globalizing World turns away from the standard approaches of the good old days to engage contemporary social conditions in depth. Drake?s focus on present–day political phenomena, particularly the central themes of sovereignty, citizenship, the state and globalization, makes this work stand out as a text." Howard Winant, University of California, Santa Barbara "Michael Drake has discarded many of the conventions of introductory textbooks. Instead he engages the reader in a challenging set of arguments – an invitation to think and to argue. Political sociology is presented not as a set of perspectives, but as a lively intellectual reflection on key events: May 68, 1989, 9/11." Alan Scott, University of Innsbruck This accessible book addresses one of the twenty–first century?s most important issues: the increasing lack of connection between political institutions and the social reality of our everyday lives. A gulf between popular expectations and formal politics has widened continually since the revolts against authority of 1968, the Eastern European revolutions of 1989 and the growth of new social movements. Today, popular disillusion with politics is ubiquitous. Enormous social transformations on a global scale since the 1970s have produced no fundamental change in what are considered normal political institutions, such as the state, or in mainstream political ideologies and parties. This book provides tools to understand the apparent irrelevance to social life of formal political institutions and practices. In order to enable us to begin to rethink the relations between politics and society, Michael Drake ably synthesizes the new theoretical developments that social transformations have produced, among them the analysis of power, representation, social identities, social movements, sovereignty, statehood, globalization, revolution, risk and security. Ultimately, the book explores the emergent potentialities and problems of this new politics in a world of continuous transformation, where the parameters of the political are continually shifting.
Описание: This book examines the allocational and distributional impacts of international climate policy on different regions of the world by taking into account the ongoing process of globalization. It concentrates on the impacts of trade in goods and international capital mobility on climate policy outcomes. The costs of an international climate policy are assessed by incorporating the Kyoto Protocol into a multi-regional, multi-sectoral, recursive dynamic trade model based on empirical data. Climate policy leads to a change in relative competitiveness between sectors and regions, thus inducing output shifts, international capital flows, welfare changes and carbon leakage. Welfare costs can be reduced by a higher integration into the world market and a diversification of the export structure.
Название: Globalizing Responsibility ISBN: 1405145579 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405145572 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2886 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Interest in the ethics and politics of consumption is rising steadily. But many questions still remain about the complex motivations and practices involved in being an 'ethical consumer'. Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption presents an innovative reinterpretation of the forces that have shaped the remarkable growth of ethical consumption. The book challenges the claim that this phenomenon reflects an increase in individualism and a retreat from proper politics. Using detailed qualitative empirical cases of ethical consumption campaigns, the book investigates the practical strategies used to encourage various ethical consumption activities by ordinary people. First, it looks at the way in which discourses of responsibility and repertoires of consumerism are deployed by activists to enrol support for global campaigns around fair trade, environmental issues, and human rights. And then it looks at how ordinary people engage critically as citizens, not just as consumers,. These two interwoven strands reveal the pragmatic dynamics of ethical action in consumption processes and point to important new directions in understanding the contemporary politicization of consumption. Globalizing Responsibility: The Political Rationalities of Ethical Consumption represents a valuable new contribution to our critical understanding of the politics and ethics of consumption, and to the wider political and academic debates on citizenship, participation, and subjectivity.
Описание: This volume presents important analyses of international trade, technology transfer and the global economics of intellectual property rights through selected and key works of Keith E Maskus, spanning his long career. The book includes 17 chapters, ranging from theoretical modeling to empirical and statistical analysis, and policy contributions. Readers will find significant questions addressed in the determinants of trade, foreign direct investment, patents and trade, licensing, parallel imports, and innovation. These chapters span the scope of economic analysis of the globalization of intellectual property and technology transfer, a field in which the author has been a pre-eminent presence.
Автор: Eichengreen, Barry Название: Globalizing capital ISBN: 0691139377 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780691139371 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3696 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Emphasizes the importance of the international monetary system for understanding the international economy. This book demonstrates that the international monetary system can be understood and effectively governed only if it is seen as a historical phenomenon extending from the period of the gold standard to today`s world of fluctuating prices.
Автор: O`Byrne Darren J Название: Human Rights in a Globalizing World ISBN: 1137335963 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137335968 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 4388 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A stimulating, theoretically driven examination of the relationship between human rights and the globalizing process. In scrutinising the impacts of different aspects of globalization on the language and structure of human rights, the book gives readers a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the issues and questions key to the topic.
Автор: Carol C. Gould Название: Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights ISBN: 0521541271 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521541275 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2645 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In her new book Carol Gould addresses the fundamental issue of democratizing globalization, that is to say of finding ways to open transnational institutions and communities to democratic participation by those widely affected by their decisions. The book develops a framework for expanding participation in crossborder decisions, arguing for a broader understanding of human rights and introducing a new role for the ideas of care and solidarity at a distance. Reinterpreting the idea of universality to accommodate a multiplicity of cultural perspectives, the author takes up a number of applied issues, including the persistence of racism, cultural rights, women’s human rights, the democratic management of firms, the use of the Internet to enhance political participation, and the importance of empathy and genuine democracy in understanding terrorism and responding to it. Accessibly written with a minimum of technical jargon this is a major new contribution to political philosophy.
Автор: Cartier C Carolyn, Hornstein Norbert, Boeckx C Ced Название: Globalizing South China ISBN: 1557868883 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781557868886 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2886 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This work examines regional transformation in south China - from Shanghai to Hong Kong, Hainan, and across the Taiwan Strait. It combines both geographical and historical perspectives to explain why and how this traditionally frontier area has become the most dynamic region of China.
Автор: Sinha Название: Globalizing India ISBN: 1316502414 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781316502419 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2875 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: India's recent economic transformation has fascinated scholars, global leaders, and interested observers alike. In 1990, India was a closed economy and a hesitant and isolated economic power. By 2016, India has rapidly risen on the global economic stage; foreign trade now drives more than half of the economy and Indian multinationals pursue global alliances. Focusing on second-generation reforms of the late 1990s, Aseema Sinha explores what facilitated global integration in a self-reliant country pre-disposed to nationalist ideas. The author argues that the impact of globalization on India has affected trade policy as well as India's trade capacities and private sector reform. India should no longer be viewed solely through a national lens; globalization is closely linked to the ambitions of a rising India. The study uses fieldwork undertaken in Geneva, New Delhi, Mumbai and Washington DC, interviews with business and trade officials, as well as a close analysis of the textile and pharmaceutical industries and a wide range of documentary and firm-level evidence to let diverse actors speak in their own voices.
Название: The Globalizing Learning Economy ISBN: 0199258171 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199258178 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7656 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Knowledge is becoming increasingly important in contemporary economic systems, and economic growth and welfare depends on how promptly economic agents are able to exploit the benefits derived from technological innovations. This volume offers a perspective on the transformation undertaken by firms, universities, and other agents.
Автор: Carroll, William (Department of Sociology, Univers Название: Corporate Power in a Globalizing World ISBN: 0195417593 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195417593 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2070 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This text profiles the corporate elite of late 20th-century Canada. It traces changes in the structure of corporate power in Canada since the mid-1970s and highlights such issues as Canadian corporate power in the global context, the westward shift of Canadian corporate power, and the emergence of a North American corporate elite.
Описание: Why do corporations increasingly engage in good deeds that do not immediately help their bottom line, and what are the consequences of these activities? This volume examines these questions by drawing on historical documents, interviews, qualitative case comparison, fieldwork, multiple regression, time-series analysis and multidimensional scaling, among others. Informed by neoinstitutionalism and political economy approaches, the authors examine how global and local dimensions of contemporary corporate social responsibility (CSR) intersect with each other. Their rigorous empirical analyses produce insights into the historical roots of suspicions concerning cross-societal economic actors, why and how global CSR frameworks evolved into current forms, how conceptions of CSR vary across societies, what motivates corporations to participate in CSR frameworks, what impacts such participation might have on corporate reputation and actual practices, whether CSR activities shield corporations from targeting by boycott campaigns or invite more criticism, and what alternative responses corporations might have to buying into CSR principles.
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