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Politics of Globalization presents an up-to-date perspective on the kaleidoscopic politics of globalization. The authors analyze the existing definitions of capitalism and argue that globalization and the consequent growing multi-polarity in world politics is not a crisis but a proliferation of capitalisms. This network of capitalisms becomes the framework of the politics of the new globalization.

Globalization and the Human Empire
Globalization and the human empire
The Rise and Fall of the Human Empire

Typically, discussions of globalization focus on questions of ethics and social justice such as stem from dynamics, that include the growing power and influence of transnational corporations, growing levels of economic inequality on a global scale and the obligations of rich developed nations to poor underdeveloped nations. These discussions, however, tend to look at social issues among humans without fundamentally questioning the existence of the human species itself—Homo sapiens—as problematic. Thus, in this chapter, I forego the usual questions of what humans owe one another within a global context, to look at humans themselves as the first and only global species. Rather than the standard left or radical move ...

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