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Chapter 1: Globalization in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 2: Conceptual Perspectives on Globalization Chapter 3: Market Integration Chapter 4: Growth and Development Chapter 5: Democratization Chapter 6: Sovereignty Chapter 7: Culture Chapter 8: The Environment Chapter 9: Globalization for All? Bibliography About the Authors

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Lui Hebron is associate dean of graduate programs at Hult International Business School. John F. Stack Jr. is founding dean of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and professor of politics and international relations and professor of law at Florida International University.


Globalization: Debunking the Myths is better than ever in its third edition. This book-a tour de force on an important subject-is rigorous yet also accessible. Hebron and Stack offer a profound assessment of globalization as an evolving concept. They address the dynamics of globalization thoroughly, offering a comprehensive account of globalization's impact on the political economy of the world along dimensions that include stability, cooperation and conflict, sovereignty, cultural identity, and the environment. This even-handed study concludes that benefits from globalization outweigh its costs. Both academic and general audiences will learn from this valuable book. -- Patrick James, University of Southern California
This clear and lively book provides an invaluable overview of the complexities of globalization. The authors synthesize the central debates-economic, political, social, cultural, and environmental-surrounding globalization, and do so in a manner that is simultaneously sophisticated and accessible. The third edition maintains the text's balanced, jargon-free analysis, while updating the content of ongoing contestations over globalization and its consequences. Hebron and Stack make a compelling case that both the proclaimed benefits of globalization and its alleged dangers have been exaggerated. -- Sheila Croucher, Miami University
With populist anti-globalization growing in developed and developing societies alike, there has never been a more pressing time for this new edition. Thoroughly informed and always lucid, it illuminates the many dimensions of a powerful and contentious complex of forces. This sober and balanced analysis is the perfect antidote to the exaggerated claims and counter-claims distorting the public conversation. -- James Piscatori, Australian National University
A first-rate, clearly written, extremely informative, and thought-provoking text. Especially valuable for students are the way the authors have laid out the issues, provided questions at the end of each chapter, and integrated their extensive research. -- David J. Kramer, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs Senior Fellow, Florida International University; Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 2008-2009

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