Frontiers of Globalization Research:

Theoretical and Methodological Approaches

Editors: Rossi, Ino (Ed.)

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With updated Postscript

For more than twenty years globalization has been a prominent topic in the social sciences and humanities because it deals with processes that impact all societies at the international, national, and local levels. Controversies and conflicting approaches have dominated this field of studies. To understand the variety and strength of different approaches, the editor asked many of their leading exponents to outline their own "research framework”.

Contributors include 20 distinguished scholars in the fields of sociology, anthropology, history and political science. These writings have been organized into four sections: theoretical perspectives and cultural globalization, economic globalization, political globalization, and methodological approaches. The extensive coverage and the interdisciplinary flavor of the volume makes it suitable for a large interdisciplinary audience.

"Ino Rossi has assembled a stimulating collection of insightful essays by many of the world’s leading analysts of globalization. The essays more than live up to the book’s title, and the critical commentaries included in the volume, by the editor and other widely renowned contemporary social theorists, add a welcome dialogical dimension to the work. This is first-rate scholarship that merits careful reading by a wide audience.” —John Boli, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

"Many of the scholars in this volume were writing about political, social, and economic change from a global perspective long before the term ‘globalization’ became so widely used. It is very useful to have their recent thoughts as well as that of some younger experts about where the world is going, and how to study this, all combined in a single, fascinating book.” —Daniel Chirot, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

"Rossi has assembled an array of leading experts to dissect globalization’s realities and myths. Globalization emerges as a multi-dimensional process, structurally uneven, with deep measures of continuity and discontinuity from what went before. The global frontier has rarely been so penetratingly explored.” —Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania

"In a compelling volume, pioneers who shaped globalization studies now take a fresh look at the field. This series of reflections deepens analysis and will help map research for many years to come.” —James H. Mittelman, Professor of International Relations, American University, Washington, DC, and Vice President of the International Studies Association

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- Ino Rossi has assembled a stimulating collection of insightful essays by many of the world’s leading analysts of globalization. The essays more than live up to the book’s title, and the critical commentaries included in the volume, by the editor and other widely renowned contemporary social theorists, add a welcome dialogical dimension to the work. This is first-rate scholarship that merits careful reading by a wide audience." John Boli, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Emory University.

- "Many of the scholars in this volume were writing about political, social, and economic change from a global perspective long before the term 'globalization' became so widely used.  It is very useful to have their recent thoughts as well as that of some younger experts about where the world is going, and how to study this, all combined in a single, fascinating book." Daniel Chirot, Professor of International Studies and Sociology , University of Washington, Seattle.

- "Rossi has assembled an array of leading experts to dissect globalization's realities and myths.  Globalization emerges as a multi-dimensional process, structurally uneven, with deep measures of continuity and discontinuity from what went before.  The global frontier has rarely been so penetratingly explored". Randall Collins, The Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania.


- "In a compelling volume, pioneers who shaped globalization studies now take a fresh look at the field. This series of reflections deepens analysis and will help map research for many years to come". James H. Mittelman, School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC.


- Some say globalization can never be a discipline, but the essays of this volume demonstrate the falsity of such a notion.  Here the reader will find that 19 distinguished explorers of the frontiers of globalization have traced the outlines of the theories, concepts, and methods that make for a viable and exciting discipline. James N. Rosenau, University Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

"Frontiers of Globalization Research will become a standard reference work for all those interested in this obviously timely topic. There have been many recent works and collections of essays on world systems analysis, but I think the present volume is one of the best that I have seen over the last decade. It covers a  wide range of topics, beginning with a series of essays outlining a diversity of theoretical perspectives. The book then moves into methodological approaches and the substance of globalization research, and  ends with very interesting commentaries by distinguished scholars. Virtually all of the key figures in globalization theory and research have provided essays for this volume, and so, the reader can be assured that this book represents the forefront and cutting edge of world system's analysis. I recommend it to any social scientist or lay scholar interested in the dominant dynamic of the world today." Jonathan H. Turner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology. University of California, Riverside.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Globalization as an Historical and a Dialectical Process

    Ino Rossi

    Pages 27-63

  • Microglobalization

    Karin Knorr Cetina

    Pages 65-92

  • A Transnational Framework for Theory and Research in the Study of Globalization

    Leslie Sklair

    Pages 93-108

  • Global Systems, Globalization, and Anthropological Theory

    Jonathan Friedman

    Pages 109-132

  • The Eigenstructures of World Society and the Regional Cultures of the World

    Rudolf Stichweh

    Pages 133-149

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Frontiers of Globalization Research:
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Methodological Approaches
Editors
  • Ino Rossi
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-33596-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-33596-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-33595-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-75719-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 453
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics