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Critical Theories of Globalization : An Introduction Book by Chamsy el-Ojeili
Comprehensive overview of globalization and its consequences. This book argues that debates about globalization cannot be divorced from struggles for emancipation or from the contradictory realities of contemporary society.

Education, Globalization and Social Change  Book by Phillip Brown, Jo-Anne Dillabough, A. H. Halsey, Hugh Lauder (Editor)
Key readings, with particular reference to globalization, for anyone concerned with the study of education.

Globalization, Cultural Identities, And Media Representations (Suny Series, Explorations in Postcolonial Studies) Book by Natascha Gentz (Editor), Stefan Kramer (Editor)
Globalization, Cultural Identities, and Media Representations provides a multidirectional approach for understanding the role of media in constructing cultural identities in a newly globalized media environment.

Development Models, Globalization and Economies : A Search for the Holy Grail ?
Book by John B. Kidd, Frank-Jurgen Richter
Compares and critiques the different economic models available in today's global market place.

Globalization From Below : Transnational Activists And Protest Networks (Social Movements, Protest and Contention) Book by Donatella della Porta Della Porta, Massimillano Andretta, Lorenzo Mosca, Herbert Reiter Reiter
Demonstrations surrounding the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa, Italy. The protests proved to be a critical moment in the global justice movement. Globalization from Below analyzes a movement from the viewpoints of the activists, organizers, and demonstrators themselves.

Discovering Nature : Globalization and Environmental Culture in China and Taiwan Book by Robert P. Weller
Describes the extraordinary transformations which have taken place in Chinese and Taiwanese responses to the environment across the twentieth century. How the global spread of western ideas about nature has interacted with Chinese traditions.

China and Globalization: The Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese Society (Globalizing Regions) by Doug Guthrie
China and Globalization focuses primarily on how economic structural change is driving the processes. How nations and regions across the world are navigating the tumultuous currents of globalization. Introductions to the peoples and places of our increasingly globalized world.

Globalization and Egalitarian Redistribution Book by Pranab Bardhan, Samuel Bowles, Michael Wallerstein, Joshua Cohen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology : Together, they present a compelling case for the proposition that a more egalitarian domestic policy is essential to a morally decent form of globalization. While globalization offers new opportunities for the world's poor, but it also threatens wages for less advantaged workers in the advanced economies. The authors analyze the impact of globalization in a refreshingly nuanced fashion.
Globalization and Egalitarian Redistribution demonstrates that the free flow of goods, capital, and labor has increased the inequality or volatility of labor earnings in advanced industrial societies.

Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century Book by Jeffry A. Frieden
History of globalization. Globalization is a choice, not a fact. It is a result of policy decisions and the politics that shape them. Jeffry A. Frieden's insightful history explores the golden age of globalization, its swift collapse in the crises of 1914-45, the divisions of the Cold War world, and the turn again toward global integration at the end of the century.

Cities in Transition : Globalization, Political Change and Urban Development Book by Rita Schneider-Sliwa (Editor)
Even in the era of globalization developments appearing in cities are not subject to almost unconditional global forces. Universal forces are decisive eventualities in the process of urban restructuring. Developments and particularities within a city strongly influence the course of events and the extent to which negative characteristics of globalization might occur. Local forces may influence the perceived unstoppable process of globalization, leading to considerable qualitative and quantitative differences in the urban development processes of the globalization era.

Dialogue and Difference: Feminisms Challenge Globalization - Edited by Marguerite Waller and Sylvia Marcos - Contemporary feminists face the labor of moving beyond the dominant paradigms of knowledge and communication that drive corporate globalization. Dialogue and Difference is an essential collection for those interested in globalization, development, gender studies, and activism.

International Migration : Globalization's Last Frontier (Global Issues) Book by Jonathon W. Moses

How "American" Is Globalization? Book by William H. Marling
Critics point to the uneven popularity of McDonalds as a prime example of globalization and supposed American hegemony in the world. Marling argues that globalization can actually accentuate local cultures, which often put their own imprint on what they import.

Civil Society, Globalization and Political Change in Asia; Organizing Between Family and State Book by Robert Weller

The New Geography of Global Income Inequality Book by Glenn Firebaugh
Contrary to conventional wisdom, global income inequality is decreasing. Critics of globalization and others maintain that the spread of consumer capitalism is dramatically polarizing the worldwide distribution of income. Glenn Firebaugh shows that income inequality for the world peaked in the late twentieth century and is now heading downward because of declining income inequality across nations. As income inequality declines across nations, it is rising within nations.

Connectivity in Antiquity: Globalization as a Long-Term Historical Process by Oystein S. LaBianca, Sandra Arnold Scham (Editor)
Two concepts that have great immediacy and have now become the current watchwords for the media as well as for academia, globalization and long-term historical processes, are brought together in this volume of papers based upon Manuel Castells' work The Network Society.

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict : Class, State, and Nation in the Age of Globalization Book by Berch Berberoglu

Welfare Discipline : Discourse, Governance and Globalization Book by Sanford F. Schram
Schram argues for a more contextualized approach to examining welfare policy, from the use of the idea of globalization to justify cutbacks.

Geographies of Globalization (Routledge Contemporary Human Geography) Book by WARWICK MURRAY
Globalization is a term that is increasingly used to rationalize a wide range of economic and political processes and explain a plethora of cultural, economic and social processes. Geographies of Globalization critically engages with the contested concept of globalization from an explicitly human geographical viewpoint.

Aging, Globalization and Inequality: The New Critical Gerontology (Society and Aging) Book by Jan Baars, Dale Dannefer, Chris Phillipson, Alan Walker (Editors)

Planning World Cities : Globalization, Urban Governance and Policy Dilemmas Book by Peter Newman, Andrew Thornley
Focuses on an assessment of the strategic policy and planning options for major cities in response to globalization and other key issues and challenges of the twenty-first century.

Chinese Feminism Faces Globalization (East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology, Culture)  Book by Sharon R. Wesoky
Chinese domestic as well as international circumstances surrounding the emergence of an independent women's movement in Beijing in the 1990s. How such a movement could have arisen after the repression of student activists in Tiananmen Square in 1989. It also places this emergence in the context of theories of social movements, civil society and globalization.

Private Power, Public Law : The Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights
In 1994 the World Trade Organization (WTO) adopted the Agreement in Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which dictated to states how they should regulate the protection of intellectual property.