The Nation in the Global Era

Conflict and Transformation

Editor: Jerry Harris
The Nation in the Global Era: Conflict and Transformation offers unique perspectives into a range of important current topics for both activists and scholars concerned with globalization. The articles combine the study of globalization as an integrated world system with the specifics of how individual nations and groups are inserted into the larger economic, social, cultural and political patterns. This essential approach seeks out those forces that create a shared world system, yet understands the multiple levels and variances under which that system develops. Chapters explore the relationship between class and state under the impact of globalization; how nations, particularly in the South, are affected by globalization; and the development of national identity and consciousness within the context of global relationships.

Contributors include: JoAnn Chirico, Ryan D. Griffiths, Magda von der Heydt- Coca, Ismael Hossein-zadeh, Kwangkun Lee, Patrick Loy, Cori Madrid, Georgina Murray, Greg Nowell, Rubin Patterson, Isaías R. Rivera, Lorena Garcia Ruiz, Ivan Savić, David Schweickart, Sandeep Sen, Jason Struna, John W. Sutherlin, Kumru Toktamis, Joshua W. Walker, Veda Ward, William Tabb.

Originally published as Volume 8: 2-3 (2009) of Brill's journal Perspectives on Global Development and Technology.
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Biographical Note

Jerry Harris, Professor of History at DeVry University, Chicago and Secretary of the Global Studies Association of North America. He has published extensively on globalization and the transnational capitalist class. His latest book is; The Dialectics of Globalizaiton: Economic and Political Conflict in a Transnational World (CSP 2006).

Table of contents


I. The Transnational Class Structure and the State

Globalization Today: At the Borders of Class and State Theory, William Tabb
Statist Globalization in China, Russia and the Gulf States, Jerry Harris
Australia Has a Transnational Capitalist Class?, Georgina Murray
El Salvador and the Central American Free Trade Agreement: Consolidation of a Transnational Capitalist Class, Cori Madrid
The Migration-Development Model Can Serve Two Masters: The Transnational Capitalist Class and National Development, Rubin Patterson
Toward a Theory of Global Proletarian Fractions, Jason Struna

II. The Political Economy of Globalization

Towards a Reformulation of Core/Periphery Relationship: A Critical Reappraisal of the Trimodality of the Capitalist World-Economy in the Early 21st Century, Kwangkun Lee
The Political Economy of US Wars of Choice: Are They Really Oil Wars?, Ismael Hossein-zadeh
Hilferding’s Finance Capital versus Wal-Mart World: Disaggregating the Dollar’s Hegemony, Greg Nowell
Neoliberal Agenda in Bolivia and its Aftermath , Magda von der Heydt-Coca
European Markets as Challenges or Opportunities for Mexican SMEs’ Internationalization: A Critical Analysis of Globalization, Lorena Garcia Ruiz
Intellectual Property Rights: The West, India, and China, John W. Sutherlin
Conflicts of Interest: Plasticity of Peace Tourism and the 21st Century Nation, Veda E.Ward

III. National Identity and Development

Globalization and Separatism: The Influence of Internal and External Interdependence on the Strategies of Separatism, Ryan D. Griffiths and Ivan Savić
Demystifying the Nation Globe Conundrum: A Preliminary Sketch, JoAnn Chirico
This Part of The Globe Is Not Flat: The Paradox of the Turkish Relationship with Northern Iraq and the Dilemma of Kurdish Politics across Borders, Kumru Toktamis
Turkey’s Imperial Legacy: Understanding Contemporary Turkey through Its Ottoman Past , Joshua W. Walker
Cyrillization of Republika Srpska, Sandeep Sen
Mexican and Peruvian National Identity Formation, Isaías R. Rivera

IV. The Environmental Impact

China's Role in the Challenge for Global Sustainable Development, Patrick Loy
Is Sustainable Capitalism an Oxymoron?, David Schweickart



All those interested in the economic, political, culture and social impacts of globalization, as well as the relationship of the nation/state and national and ethnic identities to the development of world systems.

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