In chapter one, the authors show an anti-globalization attitude.
They believe that globalization is indeed happening but they see it as negative.
Here are a few examples:
globalization is a deeply political and contested process that empowers
There are definitely costs associated with mass incarceration. There are costs
associated to keeping just one person in jail. Per year, it is an average of 45,000 dollars
to house an inmate. This is funded by the government, who does not posse
The authors believe that globalization is a set of inevitable global forces wreaking havoc on the
lives of ordinary and defenseless people and communities.
They also talk a lot about how the people not in the elite are reorganizing and are n
This chapter talks about government of the world.
The sceptics believe that international government is an instrument or domination.
They believe that there hasnt really been any significant expansion of international
regulation in recent ye
Chapter five brings up the point that those people who lack skills, education etc. are the
ones working in the factories and other places of the sort. These people, whether they had a
choice or not to gain the requirements needed to work with
Sceptics have disagreement over these four matters, dealing with human suffering:
1. How global poverty and inequality are to be determined and what is a valid measure;
2. What the empirical evidence discloses about the real trends in global p
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Chapter Three and Four
Chapter three broke down each group into the globalists:
Neoliberals and Social Democrats; the skeptics: Marxists and Realists.
They covered economics, conceptualization of globalization, politics
Thesis: Nations will continue to struggle for national identity rather than globalization, but it
will not happen.
National culture and nationalism spread over the globe, fueling independence movements
Globalization came about from changes in technical, economic and political conditions after
World War II. One example is the Great Depression. Scholars, politicians, and activists believe that
capitalism is our economic system and has had an i
One: The Global Level
Crisis is what lies in our future according to Wallerstein. It is very well present and he
states that it may go on another twenty-five to fifty years. As it worsens, people will no do