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Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 08:35:59 -0500 (EST)
Subject: announing a new book on globalization

i thought this might be on interest to members of the list,
The Ends of Globalization
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press

Mohammed A. Bamyeh

"The Ends of Globalization is deeply rooted in the philosophical
traditions and political and economic histories not only of the 'West,'
but also of an impressive assortment of 'non-Western' sources and
traditions. The combination of immense erudition, effortlessness, and
lucidity makes this a truly exciting read."
John Michael, author of Anxious Intellects: Academic Professionals, Public
Intellectuals, and Enlightenment Values

A uniquely broad perspective that challenges current ideas about worldwide
cultural and political change.

An intervention into current debates about globalization, nationalism,
imperialism, and culture, this book offers a cogent critique of much of
what is being said about globalization, by both the Right and the Left. In
doing so, it charts the complex processes of globalization, drawing out
their historical and philosophical roots and outlining the connections
between cultural, political, and economic life that globalization has
made, historically and in our day.

The author's orientation toward political theory and comparative
civilizations-a rarity in globalization studies-allows him to detect in
specific terms what is most dangerous and opportune in what is happening
in the world today. Mohammed A. Bamyeh makes a compelling argument that we
are witnessing a process typified by massive disjunctions between
political, cultural, and economic logics on a world scale. Bamyeh
demonstrates how the disruptions caused by globalization, while they blur
our vision and block our rational approaches, also possess the potential
to liberate the autonomous and convivial human possibilities and
capabilities long shackled by such modernist institutions of governance as
the nation-state.

208 Pages 5-7/8 x 9

Available from the publisher at
(also from online and regular bookstores)

Author contact:

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