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The Globalization and Development Reader: Perspectives on Development and Global Change, 2nd Edition by Nitsan Chorev, Amy Bellone Hite, J. Timmons Roberts

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Introduction

As globalization weaves together the fates of households, communities and peoples in distant regions of the globe, social, economic and political problems are increasingly transnational. However, partly due to coalitions and movements that transcend the national focus, even what has become transnational, and therefore seemingly beyond the control of individual nation-states or national groups, is still constantly transformed.

Part V explores the new political challenges of a transnational reality through three interrelated issues. The first two readings analyze the emergence of a new transnational political landscape. Anne-Marie Slaughter describes the rise of transgovernmental networks that reflect the increasing fragmentation of the nation-state. Margaret Keck and Kathryn Sikkink describe the rise of transnational advocacy networks that reflect, in turn, the integration of movements across borders. The next two readings offer detailed analyses of political conflicts over two particularly timely issues: Timmons Roberts addresses climate change and Nitsan Chorev investigates access to anti-AIDS medicines. The final three readings of this volume assess meanings of current trends and weigh future possibilities. Amartya Sen discusses the notion of development as freedom, and possibilities for expanding and strengthening freedom. Michael Burawoy reflects on the transformative potential of transnational movements. Finally, Peter Evans reflects on the potential future ...

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