How are global forces impacting on local lifestyles? Where does the personal stand in relation to globalization? Global Forces and Local Life-Worlds explores these questions using a mixture of sociological and anthropological analysis and case study methods. Demonstrating the tensions between retaining cultural integrity in the face of the levelling processes associated with modernity, this book: locates the problems of globalization and localization in the appropriate anthropological and sociological dimensions; examines the relationship between culture and identity; and explores the varieties of modernity.
Chapter 7: Glocalization of Law: Environmental Justice, World Bank, NGOs and the Cunning State in India
This article delineates trajectories of the glocalization of law by examining the interplay between the World Bank, NGOs and the state in India. It maps the changing contours of legal pluralism and hybridization of law in which traditional norms, national laws and policies, World Bank standards as well as international human rights and environmental regimes are recast in a new landscape of what Santos (1995) has termed ‘interlegality’. Empirical material from several World Bank financed infrastructure and biodiversity projects on the subcontinent is used to analyse the processes of the trans-nationalization of law and the diverse paths of ...