Jihad Vs McWorld

In this important book, now more timely than ever before, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic and in his new introduction sketches a democratic response to terrorism.

Author: Benjamin R Barber

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409044901

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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JIHAD VS. MCWORLD is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand the challenges facing us after the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and in light of the current conflict in the Middle East. In a groundbreaking work, political scientist Benjamin R. Barber offers a penetrating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but intertwined forces are tearing apart - and bringing together - the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends. On the one hand, capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers between nations, transforming the world's diverse populations into a blandly uniform market. On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. JIHAD VS. MCWORLD is the term that Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. In this important book, now more timely than ever before, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic and in his new introduction sketches a democratic response to terrorism.

Between Jihad and McWorld

Because neither the forces of McWorld nor the forces of Jihad were particularly interested in democracy, and while they opposed one another, they had in common an unwillingness to take seriously the values of democracy.

Author: David Perusek

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443820424

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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This volume is the outgrowth of a conference aimed at situating questions of social justice within the broad social-historical context of our times as outlined by Benjamin Barber in the international bestseller Jihad vs. McWorld. In it, 15 contributors from across the academic spectrum grapple with questions of inequality, culture, communication, education, language, representation, democracy, poverty and power in a variety of local, global, and cross-cultural contexts that extend from North America to Japan, the Middle Ages to Post-Modernity. They are joined by Benjamin Barber whose wide-ranging and insightful contribution focuses on democracy and terrorism, celebrates civil society and includes what he enumerates as “6 rules for democracy.” Written at a time, 5 years out from 9/11, when the Patriot Act and color-coded terror alerts loomed large across the American Landscape; when “water boarding,” “rendering,” “Blackwater,” and “Gitmo” had become household words in much of the world; when globalization and de-industrialization were penetrating and re-shaping societies and lives North and South as the world’s rich grew richer and its poor poorer and wars without end in sight continued in the Middle East and elsewhere, these essays are artifacts of those times—our times. This book should be of interest to many.

Challenges of Information Technology Management in the 21st Century

Jihad vs. McWorld . ” The Atlantic Monthly . pp . 53-63 . tained democratic environment . At first glance , McWorld looks better than Jihad ; however , it does require a careful check and balance mechanism .

Author: Information Resources Management Association. International Conference

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1878289845

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1227

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As the 21st century begins, we are faced with opportunities and challenges of available technology as well as pressured to create strategic and tactical plans for future technology. Worldwide, IT professionals are sharing and trading concepts and ideas for effective IT management, and this co-operation is what leads to solid IT management practices. This volume is a collection of papers that present IT management perspectives from professionals around the world. The papers seek to offer new ideas, refine old ones, and pose interesting scenarios to help the reader develop company-sensitive management strategies.

Hybridity OR the Cultural Logic of Globalization

In Jihad vs. McWorld , political scientist Benjamin Barber conceives of global culture in bipolar terms . The book's subtitle , How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World , bespeaks its vision of a struggle over world culture ...

Author: Kraidy

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131711005


Page: 240

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Globalization and the Challenges of a New Century

Jihad vs. McWorld Benjamin R. Barber Just beyond the horizon of current events lie two possible political futuresboth bleak , neither democratic . The first is a retribalization of large swaths of humankind by war and bloodshed : a ...

Author: Patrick O'Meara

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025321355X

Category: Political Science

Page: 500

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On world politics.

Global Jihad in Muslim and non Muslim Contexts

Hindus and Muslims are unlikely to resolve the issue of whether a temple or a mosque should be built at Ayodhya by ... Jihad vs. McWorld Developed by Benjamin Barber (1995),29 in his book titled Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and ...

Author: Jonathan Matusitz

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030470449

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

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This book examines ten reasons for global jihad today. Specifically, the reasons are (1) radicalization, (2) group dynamics and socialization, (3) social alienation, (4) religious motivations, (5) legal motivations, (6) political motivations, (7) a Clash of Civilizations, (8) economic conditions, (9) transformative learning, and (10) outbidding and internal rifts. To investigate these points, all chapters include the historical background, specific case studies (both past and current), statistics, and theoretical approaches to the subject of global jihad. The main purpose of jihad is to achieve global domination—through any means, including violence—and establish the Caliphate. The Caliphate is a Muslim system of world government that seeks to establish a new world order by overthrowing the current order, effectively creating an all-encompassing Islamic state.

Globaloney 2 0

Benjamin R. Barber , Jihad vs. McWorld : Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy ( New York : Ballantine , 2002 ) . 22. Regardless , anyone seeking specific insights into the Islamic response to globalization will find few insights here .

Author: Michael Veseth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 074256746X

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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Globalization is in retreat, but history tells us that this is but a temporary reversal. Globalization will return, but in what form? More cycles of boom and bust? Or can globalization be rebuilt on a more feasible and sustainable platform? These are the compelling questions that Michael Veseth tackles in this thoroughly revised and updated edition of his award-winning book. Veseth shows how pre-crash visions of globalization were based on three powerful myths: that global finance was a stable foundation for a global economy, that global markets homogenized and Americanized the world, and that globalization itself was irresistible-impossible to shape or oppose at any level from the grassroots on up. The world economic crisis has revealed globalization's Achilles heel: the fundamental instability of global financial markets and the unsettled foundation of economic globalization generally. This realization is a necessary first step, but it alone is not enough. We must rethink the rest of globalization's myths, Veseth persuasively argues, if we want to move beyond boom and bust to a sustainable global future.


JIHAD VS. McWORLD IN THE ANARCHY OF THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS ? However , Western historiography and social science still seek either to deny this reality of unity in diversity altogether , or to subvert and / or distort it .

Author: Andre Gunder Frank

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520214749

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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"Frank shows how Marx and Weber got it all wrong. A fundamental rethinking of the rise of the West and the origin of the world-system. Absolutely essential to understanding world history."—Albert Bergesen,University of Arizona "The great virtue of this stimulating book is its relentless push to redefine our framework for thinking about the early modern economy. . . . A benchmark study."—R. Bin Wong,University of California, Irvine