The Globalization Backlash COLIN CROUCH
Globalization, heralded for decades as a harbinger of prosperity, faces a backlash. Derided by right-wing nationalists as a “globalist” plot to undermine traditional communities, and by left-wing critics as the rule of rampaging corporations, it’s become a political punching bag around the world. In this incisive book, Colin Crouch defends globalization against its critics, arguing that reversing the process would mean a poorer world riven by nationalistic antagonisms. However, saving globalization necessitates reforms to promote social solidarity and recover pride for the areas that have lost out. Crouch shows that we can therefore only save globalization from itself if we transcend the nation state and subject global economic flows to democratic transnational governance. Crouch provides a much-needed riposte to the delusions that risk plunging the world back into a zero-sum game of regressive economic nationalism, combining cool-headed analysis with a visionary call for a genuinely progressive globalization. COLIN CROUCH is Professor Emeritus at the University of Warwick, and External Scientific member of the Max-Planck-Institute for Social Research at Cologne. His many books include Post-Democracy and The Strange Non-death of Neoliberalism.
216 x 138mm | 120 pages | September 2018
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Rupture The Crisis of Liberal Democracy MANUEL CASTELLS Translated by Rosie Marteau The majority of citizens in the world today do not trust their political representatives. This widespread crisis of legitimacy underlies a series of dramatic changes, such as the election of Donald Trump, Brexit, the transformation of the political system in Spain (including the secessionist movement in Catalonia), and the rise of the extreme right in Europe. In this short but wide-ranging book Manuel Castells examines some of the potential causes of people’s disaffection, including the effects of globalization, the impact of media politics and the internet, the increasing corruption of politicians, and the critique of the existing order by new social movements. Castells also examines the impact of global terrorism and war in fueling the surge of extremism. That these trends are present in very different contexts suggests a deep-seated crisis in the model of democracy that has been the cornerstone of stability and civility in the last half century. MANUEL CASTELLS is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, University Professor at the University of Southern California, and a Fellow of St. John’s College, University of Cambridge. He was a founding Board Member of the European Research Council.
216 x 138mm | 176 pages | December 2018
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