Author Meets Critics: Jan Nederveen Pieterse on Multipolar Globalization, Emerging Economies and Development

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC07 Futures Research (host committee)

Language: English

This Author-Meets-Critics Session focuses on Jan Nederveen Pieterse’s latest book on Multipolar Globalization, Emerging Economies and Development.  It investigates the new century’s transformations of a multipolar world, the trends in inequality, the changing status of the US and ascending powers, and the prospects for democratic governance. “Like a giant oil tanker, the world is slowly turning. The rapid growth of economies in Asia and the global South has led to a momentous shift in the world order, leaving much of the traditional literature on globalization behind. Globalization, Development and Emerging Economies: Welcome to the Multipolar World aims to chart the ongoing 21st century transformations and to reset the cutting edge of globalization research. The rise of China and other emerging economies has led to the emergence of a new geography of trade, new economic and political combinations, new financial actors, investors and donors and weaker American hegemony. This interdisciplinary book combines development studies, global political economy, sociology and cultural studies to ask what this growth means for domestic and global inequality and how multipolarity could reshape globalization.”
Session Organizers:
Markus S. SCHULZ, New School for Social Research, USA and Aaron PITLUCK, Illinois State University, USA
Sergio COSTA, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, Sylvia WALBY, Lancaster University, United Kingdom and Barrie AXFORD, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Jan P. NEDERVEEN PIETERSE, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
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