EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up  Excludes Marketplace items
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING
on $25 & up
 Excludes Marketplace
Globalism : The New Market Ideology

Globalism : The New Market Ideology - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0742500730

Cover of Globalism : The New Market Ideology 02 (ISBN 978-0742500730)
ISBN13: 978-0742500730
ISBN10: 074250073X
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No

More Shipping Options

Globalism : The New Market Ideology - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0742500730

Manfred B. Steger

ISBN13: 978-0742500730
ISBN10: 074250073X
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

"Globalism: The New Market Ideology rejects the notion that we find ourselves at the end of ideology and that democracy has won. Instead, Steger argues the opening decade of the 21st century will constitute a teeming battlefield of clashing ideologies. The chief protagonist is the dominant neoliberal market ideology Steger calls ""globalism."" Although globalism constitutes little more than a gigantic repackaging of old laissez-faire ideas, it deserves the label ""new market ideology"" because its advocates have been able to link their quaint free-market concepts with cutting-edge ""global talk."" At the same time, globalism has already encountered serious ideological challengers from both the political left and right. The anti-WTO protests in Seattle and the demonstrations against the IMF and World Bank in Prague are just the opening salvos of the coming battle over the meaning and direction of globalization. After identifying and evaluating the five central claims of globalism--including assertions that ""globalization is inevitable,"" ""nobody is in charge of globalization,"" and ""globalization benefits everyone""--Steger offers an overview of the counterclaims made by anti-globalist forces. Since this ideological struggle will deeply influence the crucial political and ethical questions of the new century, this book seeks to provide readers with an understanding of how dominant beliefs about globalization fashion their realities, and that these ideas and values can be changed in a more egalitarian direction."

Author Bio

Steger, Manfred B. : Illinois State University

Manfred B. Steger is associate professor of politics and government at Illinois State University and affiliated faculty member at the Globalization Research Center of the University of Hawai'i-Manoa. His academic fields of expertise include theories and ideologies of globalization, comparative political and social theory, theories of nonviolence, and international politics. His most recent publications include Gandhi's Dilemma: Nonviolent Principles and Nationalist Power (St. Martin's Press, 2000); Violence and Its Alternatives: An Interdisciplinary Reader (St. Martin's Press, 1999); Engels After Marx (Penn State University Press, 1999); and The Quest for Evolutionary Socialism: Eduard Bernstein and Social Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Table of Contents

The Roots of Globalism
The Academic Debate over Globalism
Five Central Claims of Globalism
Antiglobalist Challengers from the Political Right and Left
The "Battle of Seattle" and Its Aftermath
Future Prospects

  • Marketplace
  • From
More Shipping Options