McWorld[ edit ] Barber argues that there are several imperatives that make up the McWorld, or the globalization of politics: Due to globalization, our market has expanded and is vulnerable to the transnational markets where free trade, easy access to banking and exchange of currency are available. With the emergence of our markets, we have come up with international laws and treaties in order to maintain stability and efficiency in the interconnected economy.
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McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: These diametrically opposed but strangely 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 other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units.
McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces.
In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy.
A work of persuasive originality and penetrating insight, Jihad vs. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world.
Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future. From the Trade Paperback edition.Democracy is being threatened, says Benjamin Barber, by a rampant, homogenizing, valueless capitalism (McWorld) on one hand and by fragmenting, fundamentalist ideologies (Jihad) on the other.
Jihad, or the Lebanonization of the World OPEC, the World Bank, the United Nations, the International Red Cross, the multinational corporation there are scores of institutions that reflect. Jihad vs.
McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart–and bringing together–the world. All information is taken from Jihad vs.
McWorld unless otherwise noted. In his book, Jihad vs. McWorld, Benjamin Barber takes a view of the new economic world as it relates to those cultures that are hanging on to traditional values.
There is a basic conflict between these two ideologies: tribal. Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World is a book by American political scientist Benjamin Barber, in which he puts forth a theory that describes the struggle between "McWorld" (globalization and the corporate control of the political process) Publisher: Times Books.
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