Revisiting Globalization and the Rise of Global Production Networks

  • S. Javed Maswood

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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    Pages 1-10
  3. Origins of Globalization

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      Pages 11-11
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      Pages 13-38
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  4. Consequences of Globalization

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      Pages 79-79
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  5. S. Javed Maswood
    Pages 183-206
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-228

About this book


This book takes issue with the likening of contemporary globalization to nineteenth century trade interdependence, in which the defining feature of contemporary globalization is the spread of global production networks, which were notably absent in the past. Maswood demonstrates that the emergence of global production networks (GPNs) was not a result of economic and trade liberalization, but instead due to neo-protectionist developments in the 1980s that acted as a catalyst to transform Japan’s nationally based production networks into the now ubiquitous GPNs. Through this case study of Japan, the author lays out a case for reconsidering the origins of globalisation, and explores some of the consequences that are likely to flow from progressive evolutionary transition towards a global economy.

"This view of globalization grounded in manufacturing networks conveys a powerful message about international trade and investment that deserves to be widely read."

 —Clement M. Henry, The University of Texas at Austin, USA


International Political Economy The absence of protectionism Globalization Global Financial Crisis Trade interdependence Japan Global production network (GPN) The first period of globalization Trigger price mechanisms (TPMs) Orderly marketing agreements (OMAs)

Authors and affiliations

  • S. Javed Maswood
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceAmerican University in CairoNew CairoEgypt

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