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Author Rosenberg, Justin.

Title The follies of globalisation theory : polemical essays / Justin Rosenberg
Published London ; New York : Verso, 2000


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 W'PONDS  327.17 Ros/Fog  AVAILABLE
 MELB  327.17 Ros/Fog  AVAILABLE
Description x, 205 pages ; 20cm
Contents 1. Introduction: The Problem of Globalisation Theory -- The General Problem -- 'International Relations' and Globalisation Theory -- 2. Scholte's Folly -- Introduction -- A Definitional Achievement -- When Was the Westphalian System? -- 3. Rob Walker: Philosophical Backstop? -- Introduction -- Ontological Assumptions -- Space and Modernity -- Why Space? -- The Problematic of the International -- 4. Giddens' Consequences of Modernity: Sociological Foundations? -- Introduction -- Making the Break -- Forward or Back? -- Confusion in the Ranks -- The Argument Regroups -- Hide and Seek with Space and Time -- 5. Conclusion: The Collapsing Temple of Globalisation Theory
Summary "Justin Rosenberg subjects the entire notion of 'globalisation theory' to a fundamental theoretical critique in this book. He argues that a fashionable preoccupation with 'spatiality' has instead generated deep intellectual confusions which stand in the way of a clear understanding of the modern world. And he shows how and why these confusions ultimately condemn the globalisation theorists themselves to a peculiar and quixotic stance: the more clearly they attempt to articulate their arguments, the more equivocal and evasive those arguments become, yielding at best the intellectual equivalent of an architectural folly."
"Rosenberg first traces this outcome in the field of international relations. He then turns to the work most widely assumed to have supplied a sociological foundation for globalisation theory, Anthony Giddens' The Consequences of Modernity, and commits it to a thorough, at times hilarious, critical interrogation. In a concluding chapter he draws out the results of this interrogation first for Giddens' own argument and then for the wider discourse of globalisation theory of which it is so emblematic."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Politics & government
Notes Includes Index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 193-199
Subject Scholte, Jan Aart. Consequences of modernity
Giddens, Anthony.
Workshop on Polymer Science Studied by Neutron Scattering, Tsukuba-shi, Japan), 1991
Scholte, Jan Aart.
Giddens, Anthony. Consequences of modernity
Walker, R. B. J.
Social sciences -- Philosophy.
Globalization -- Philosophy.
International relations -- Philosophy.
Political science -- Philosophy.
International relations.
LC no. 2002022931
ISBN 1859846114
1859843972 paperback