Distant proximities : dynamics beyond globalization

James N. Rosenau

Has globalization the phenomenon outgrown 'globalization' the concept? In "Distant Proximities", one of America's senior scholars presents a work of sweeping vision that addresses the dizzying anxieties of the post-Cold War, post-September 11 world. Culminating the influential reassessment of international relations he began in 1990 with Turbulence in World Politics, James Rosenau here undertakes the first systematic analysis of just how complex these profound global changes have become. Among his many conceptual innovations, he treats people-in-the-street as well as activists and elites as central players in what we call 'globalization.' Deftly weaving striking insights into arresting prose, Rosenau traces the links and interactions between people at the individual level and institutions such as states, nongovernmental organizations, and transnational corporations at the collective level.In doing so he masterfully conveys how the emerging new reality has unfolded as events abroad increasingly pervade the routines of life at home and become, in effect, distant proximities. Rosenau begins by distinguishing among various local, global, and private 'worlds' in terms of their inhabitants' orientations toward developments elsewhere. He then proceeds to cogently analyze how the residents of these worlds shape and are shaped by the diverse collectivities that crowd the global stage and that sustain such issues as human rights, corruption, the global economy, and global governance. Throughout this richly imaginative, fluidly written book, Rosenau examines how anti-globalization protests and the terrorist attacks on America amount to quintessential distant proximities. His book is thus a pathbreaking inquiry into the dynamics that lie beyond globalization, one that all thoughtful observers of the world scene will find penetrating and provocative.

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  • List of Figures and Tables ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xv Part One Theoretical Perspectives: Recasting Global Life 1 Chapter One An Emergent Epoch 3 Chapter Two People, Collectivities, and Change 18 Chapter Three Sources and Consequences of Fragmegration 50 Chapter Four Local Worlds 79 Chapter Five Global Worlds 118 Chapter Six Private Worlds 153 Chapter Seven Movement among Twelve Worlds 170 Chapter Eight Emergent Spaces, New Places, and Old Faces: Immigrants and the Proliferation of Identities 184 Part Two Conceptual Equipment: Retooling the Storehouse 203 Chapter Nine Normative and Complexity Approaches 205 Chapter Ten The Skill Revolution 232 Chapter Eleven The Information Revolution: Both Powerful and Neutral 256 Chapter Twelve Structures of Authority: In Crisis or in Place? 273 Chapter Thirteen Spheres of Authority 293 Part Three Issues, Processes, and Structures as Distant Proximities 315 Chapter Fourteen Progress toward Human Rights 317 Chapter Fifteen Retreat from Human Rights: The Challenge of Systemic Hatred 336 Chapter Sixteen Corruption as a Global Issue 348 Chapter Seventeen Prosperity and Poverty 369 Chapter Eighteen Governance in Fragmegrative Space 390 Part Four Postscript 403 Chapter Nineteen A Transformed Observer in a Transforming World: Confessions of a Pre-Postmodernist 405 Author Index 421 Subject Index 427

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書名 Distant proximities : dynamics beyond globalization
著作者等 Rosenau, James N.
出版元 Princeton University Press
刊行年月 c2003
ページ数 xvi, 439 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0691095248
NCID BA62160360
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国