The Geopolitics of Globalization: The Consequences for Development

Paperback | November 6, 2007

byBaldev Raj Nayar

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This book explores the various aspects of globalization, especially the role played by geopolitics in its contemporary structuring. It focuses on the role of the US as the hegemonic power along with its European allies. Together, these powers constitute the regime makers in the modern dayinternational system. The others in the system are to varying degrees simply regime takers. Needless to say the regime makers, particularly the US, determine the nature, scope and speed of globalization, and understanding their behaviour and its underlying determinants are crucial for the regimetakers. The study operates on an empirically vast canvas, first proceeding to theoretically inform on the nature of globalization and its effect on markets, hegemony, and concentration of economic and political power. It applies findings to the growth of the original Asian tigers, the SoutheastAsian nations, China, and the resulting and important influences on India and Pakistan.

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This book explores the various aspects of globalization, especially the role played by geopolitics in its contemporary structuring. It focuses on the role of the US as the hegemonic power along with its European allies. Together, these powers constitute the regime makers in the modern dayinternational system. The others in the system a...

Baldev Raj Nayar is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Politics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:313 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.67 inPublished:November 6, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsList of Tables1. Globalization, Geopolitics, and DevelopmentPart I: Globalization2. The Advance of Globalization: From Shallow to Deep Integration3. The Truncated Nature of GlobalizationPart II: Geopolitics4. Market and States: The Centrality of Geopolitics5. The Geopolitical Reshaping of the Post-War World Economy6. From Hegemony to Empire: The Diffusion and Concentration of PowerPart III: Development7. Overcoming Truncatedness: Harnessing Globalization for Development8. The Original Asian Tigers: Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea9. The Southeast Asian Emulators10. Chinas Economic Miracle11. India: Subaltern Geopolitics and Economic Policy12. Pakistan: Military Rule, Alliances, and Economic Performance13. Summary and Conclusions;BibliographyIndex

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"Baldev Raj Nayar has long been an insightful observer of comparative and international politics. In this book he fixes his gaze on globalization, and presents a political thesis to explain what is widely viewed as a primarily economic phenomenon. He argues, first of all, that the recent round ofglobalization is very diferent from the economic integration seen earlier in world history. Second, and more critically, he contends that geopolitics has been a driving force in the way globalization has evolved. Like all his arguments before, this new argument is worthy of careful attention."--Ashutosh Varshney, University of Michigan