The Vortex of Knowledge and Ideology
Routledge – 2004 – 152 pages
Series: Rethinking Globalizations
Globalization is usually said to be about markets, power, and culture. This innovative book goes further, arguing that globalization may also be understood as a way of knowing and representing the world. Mittelman debunks several prevalent myths about globalization and 'anti-globalization', presenting alternatives to this force and indicating the prospects for a new common sense about future world order. Drawing on considerable original research, this book shows how globalization itself and globalization studies have changed since 9/11. Compact and accessible, Whither Globalization? is a major contribution to the study of globalization by one of the leading scholars in the field and is essential reading for students of international relations and international political economy.
Part 1: Power 1. The Power of Globalization Part 2: Knowledge 2. Mapping Globalization 3. Globalization: An Ascendant Paradigm? 4. Critical Globalization Studies Part 3: Ideology 5. Ideologies and the Globalization Agenda 6. 'Common-Sense' Representations of Globalization Protests (co-authored with Glenn Adler) 7. Bringing in Micro-encounters Part 4: Transformative Possibilities 8. Alterglobalization Appendix: Survey Questionnaire
James Mittelman is Professor of International Studies at the American University, Washington D.C