Globalization or Empire?

Globalization or Empire Many commentators have said the cultural process of globalization is really just the Americanization of the globe The world economic order has also moved toward America s chosen rules However since S

  • Title: Globalization or Empire?
  • Author: Jan Nederveen Pieterse
  • ISBN: 9780415948494
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
  • Many commentators have said the cultural process of globalization is really just the Americanization of the globe The world economic order has also moved toward America s chosen rules However, since September 11th, the Bush administration has produced new foreign policy guidelines that have openly decided that the world must accept America as the only legitimate militaryMany commentators have said the cultural process of globalization is really just the Americanization of the globe The world economic order has also moved toward America s chosen rules However, since September 11th, the Bush administration has produced new foreign policy guidelines that have openly decided that the world must accept America as the only legitimate military power as well Is this globalization, or is this just empire In this smart, brief book, Pieterse systematically confronts many of the most important issues surrounding these questions, eventually coming down on the side of empire However, he posits that this may be a short term trend, and not the inevitable trajectory of American policy It s not too late to dismantle the empire, before it buckles under its own weight.

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    1. I read this book for a class I took as an undergrad and it was taught by the author. I took this class in Fall 2004, when the United States had already been militarily engaged in Iraq for over a year and in Afghanistan for almost 2 years. We had truly frank and deep discussions in that class about the military-industrial complex, the neoliberal economic policies, the intertwining relationship and other related issues. It is a very dense book (content-wise), with a slant evident in the title. It [...]

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