Benjamin R. Barber, a political theorist whose book, “Jihad vs. McWorld,” presciently analyzed the socioeconomic forces leading to the. 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 . Benjamin R. Barber, Author, ‘Jihad vs. McWorld: Democracy As an. Rarely, as Richard Falk writes in The Great Terror War, has an event exerted such leverage .

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Any book as ambitious and wide-ranging as this is going to have at least a few flaws. As globalization imposes a culture of its own on a population, the tribal forces feel threatened and react. See all books by Benjamin Barber. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens benkamin the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world.

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McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future. Fourth EditionBlackwell Publishers Ltd, pg.

Barber argues that there are several imperatives that make up the McWorld, or the globalization of politics: Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. He further posits that McWorld could ultimately win the “struggle”. Find your local bookstore at booksellers.

McWorld may promote peace and prosperity, but Barber sees this as being done at the cost of independence and identityand notes that no more social justice or equality than necessary are needed to promote efficient economic production and consumption. Benjamin Barber similarly questions the impact of economic globalization as well as its problems for democracy.

On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. Among his targets were half-naked women, liquor, theatres, dance halls, newspapers, novels, “whims, silly games” and “vices”.

Pages to import images to Wikidata Wikipedia articles needing clarification from April In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy. By Benjamin R Barber. Every case is different, however “Democracy grows from the bottom up and cannot be imposed from the top down.


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Love Jihad Vs McWorld? Jul 30, Pages. How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World is a book by American political scientist Benjamin Barberin which he puts forth a theory that describes the struggle between “McWorld” globalization and the corporate control of the political process and ” Jihad ” Arabic term for “struggle”, here modified to mean tradition jkhad traditional valuesin the form of extreme nationalism or religious orthodoxy harber theocracy.

MCWORLD is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand the challenges facing us after the tragic events of September 11, and in light of the current conflict in the Middle East. Cover to the paperback edition. 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. As a result, he argues, different forms of anti-democratization can arise through anti-democratic one-party dictatorships, military juntas, or theocratic fundamentalism.

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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. McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. Barber states that neither Jihad nor McWorld needs or promotes democracy. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Stay in Touch Sign up. On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units.

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You might take issue with the two-page preface to the British edition. Barber sees Jihad as offering solidarity and protecting identities, but at the potential cost of tolerance and stability. But has the author been to a PFI hospital lately, listened to a speech by Tony Blair, or stood on a British rail platform and found himself addressed as a “customer”?


To help us recommend your next book, tell us what you enjoy reading. People Who Read Jihad vs. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Also, technology is now systematically integrated into everyone’s lives to the point where it “gives every person on baarber access to every other person”.

And the title, from which it isn’t hard to get an idea of the contents, is rather chillingly apt – even more so than it was a decade ago. Barber is anxious to make sure we understand that by “jihad” he means blinkered, intolerant and essentially tribal fundamentalism, which has nothing to do vs.mcworldd mainstream Islam.

He may remind you at times of Daniel Bell, whose Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism more or less blamed Playboy for the unravelling of the work ethic, but like Bell he’s no fool. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Apr 21, Pages Buy. 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.

Civil society has to be built from the inside out. From the Trade Paperback edition. The information-technology of globalization has opened up communications to people all over the world, jihae us to exchange information. Your subscription to Read More was successful.

Recent events have not exactly conspired to overturn its thesis, although one might for the moment feel like reversing the word order, given who has been most visibly on the offensive lately. McWorld Cover to the paperback edition. Surprisingly, barner is its first publication in the UK.