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Globalization on trial [electronic resource] : the human condition and the information civilization / Farhang Rajaee.

By: Raj�ay�i, Farhang, 1952 or 1953-.
Contributor(s): International Development Research Centre (Canada).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Ottawa : West Hartford, Conn. : International Development Research Centre ; Kumarian Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 149 p.).ISBN: 1552502082 (electronic bk.); 9781552502082 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Globalization | Information technology -- Social aspects | International relations | Electronic books | Mondialisation (�Economie politique) | Technologie de l'information -- Aspect social | Relations internationales | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General | Internationalisatie | Informatiemaatschappij | CultuurveranderingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Globalization on trial.DDC classification: 301 Other classification: 71.42 | 70.08 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword / John Sigler -- Ch. 1. The New Creation. A new world in the making. Approach and method -- Ch. 2. A Theory of Globalization. Political approach, the end of civility. Economic approach, the end of geography. Cultural approach, the end of objectivity. Religious and secular radical approach, the end of inquiry. Critique of these paradigms. Civilizational approach, the restoration of politics -- Ch. 3. The Coming of the Information Civilization. Technological society. The information revolution. Features of the new civilizations. Political pluralism, multilateralism. Economic pluralism, production sharing. Cultural pluralism, multiculturalism. The global public sphere, the Internet. Clash or dialogue of civilizations -- Ch. 4. The Future of Global Governance. Challenges. Responses.
Review: "What is the human condition at the dawning of the global age? Drawing upon his own extensive experience, as well as upon the thoughts of Western and "non-Western" scholars and philosophers, Farhang Rajaee provides a fresh and critical inquiry into the nature of globalization." "Globalization on Trial challenges the conventional view that equates globalization with the expansion of the capitalist economic system. With a broad historical and holistic brush, the author presents a view of globalization that is both multidisciplinary and multicultural. What opportunities must we seize? What dangers must we overcome? Rajaee examines human governance and the paradox of globalism and nationalism (or "nativism"), providing a particularly fresh perspective on Islamic civilization. He also focuses on our education system and how it will have to adapt to meet the new challenges of our global, information age." "Globalization on Trial will interest researchers, scholars, and students in the social sciences and, particularly, the humanities; donors, development organizations, NGOs, and development practitioners; and anyone concerned with how globalization and the information revolution are affecting the nature of human civilization, and with the interaction between Islamic and Judeo-Christian (or "Western") civilization. Book jacket."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-144) and index.

Foreword / John Sigler -- Ch. 1. The New Creation. A new world in the making. Approach and method -- Ch. 2. A Theory of Globalization. Political approach, the end of civility. Economic approach, the end of geography. Cultural approach, the end of objectivity. Religious and secular radical approach, the end of inquiry. Critique of these paradigms. Civilizational approach, the restoration of politics -- Ch. 3. The Coming of the Information Civilization. Technological society. The information revolution. Features of the new civilizations. Political pluralism, multilateralism. Economic pluralism, production sharing. Cultural pluralism, multiculturalism. The global public sphere, the Internet. Clash or dialogue of civilizations -- Ch. 4. The Future of Global Governance. Challenges. Responses.

"What is the human condition at the dawning of the global age? Drawing upon his own extensive experience, as well as upon the thoughts of Western and "non-Western" scholars and philosophers, Farhang Rajaee provides a fresh and critical inquiry into the nature of globalization." "Globalization on Trial challenges the conventional view that equates globalization with the expansion of the capitalist economic system. With a broad historical and holistic brush, the author presents a view of globalization that is both multidisciplinary and multicultural. What opportunities must we seize? What dangers must we overcome? Rajaee examines human governance and the paradox of globalism and nationalism (or "nativism"), providing a particularly fresh perspective on Islamic civilization. He also focuses on our education system and how it will have to adapt to meet the new challenges of our global, information age." "Globalization on Trial will interest researchers, scholars, and students in the social sciences and, particularly, the humanities; donors, development organizations, NGOs, and development practitioners; and anyone concerned with how globalization and the information revolution are affecting the nature of human civilization, and with the interaction between Islamic and Judeo-Christian (or "Western") civilization. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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