By Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt (auth.), G. Preyer, M. Bös (eds.)
Scholars of alternative faculties have widely analyzed global platforms as networks of conversation lower than the trendy heading `globalization.' Our accumulated new examine pushes the argument one step additional. Globalization isn't a homogenization of all social lifestyles in the world. it's a heterogeneous procedure that connects the worldwide and the neighborhood on varied degrees. to appreciate those modern advancements this publication employs leading edge thoughts, options of study, and factors. Globalization is a metaphor for various borderstructures, new borderlines, and prerequisites of club, which emerge in a world world-system. As a world-system expands it contains new territories and new peoples. the method of incorporation creates frontiers or barriers of the world-system. those frontiers or boundary zones are the locus of resistance to incorporation, ethnogenesis, ethnic transformation, and ethnocide.
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Democratic socialists should be wary of strategies that focus only on economic nationalism and national autarchy as a response to economic globalization. Socialism in one country has never worked in the past and it certainly will not work in a world that is more interlinked than ever before. The old forms of progressive internationalism were somewhat premature, but intemationalism has finally become not only desirable but necessary. This does not mean that local, regional and national-level struggles are irrelevant.
Warren Wagar (I 996) has proposed the formation of a "World Party" as an instrument of "mundialization" - the creation of a global socialist commonwealth. His proposal has been critiqued from many angles - as a throw-back to the Third International, and etc. I suggest that Wagar' s idea is a good one, and that a party of the sort he is advocating will indeed emerge and that it will contribute a great deal toward bringing 32 CHROSTOPHER CHASE- DUNN about a morehumane world-system. Self-doubt and post-modern reticence may make such a direct approach appear Kantian or Napoleonic.
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