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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.

Nothing Has Been Decided: The Chances and Risks of Feasible Globalization
Nothing has been decided: The chances and risks of feasible globalization

The word ‘globalization’ is … a simultaneously descriptive and prescriptive pseudo-concept that has taken the place of the word ‘modernization’, long used by American social science as a euphemistic way of imposing a naively ethnocentric evolutionary model that permits the classification of different societies according to their distance from the most economically advanced society, which is to say American society.

Pierre Bourdieu (2001: 2)

I will attempt to make the case that the risks of feasible globalization tend to be exaggerated while its chances have not yet been fully realized, be it in practice or in theory. It therefore makes sense to suggest, contrary to widely ...

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