Globalization and its Discontents

  • Stephen McBride
  • John Wiseman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Stephen McBride, John Wiseman
      Pages 1-6
  3. Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Gary Teeple
      Pages 9-23
  4. Political Agency and the Instruments of Globalization

  5. Contradictions and Ambiguities

  6. Crisis, Levels of Action and Alternatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Marjorie Griffin Cohen
      Pages 200-213
    3. John Wiseman
      Pages 214-226
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 227-237

About this book


Most analyses of globalization convey the message that it is an unstoppable force sweeping away national sovereignty and inevitably creating a brave new world of borderless and boundless consumerism. In such a context politics and democracy become irrelevant. This collection of essays develops a more critical and grounded analysis of the nature and implications of globalization. Many of the contributions to this book conclude that there are real political choices to be made. Even though the economic context has changed, politics still matters.

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen McBride
    • 1
  • John Wiseman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.School of Social Science and PlanningRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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