Seeking Balance : Philosophical Issues in Globalization and Policy Making
Iannone, A. Pablo
Taylor & Francis 2017/09
407 p. 23 cm
Choice Reviews 2015 January
The problems and issues arising from globalization are difficult to resolve, in part because our ways of conceptualizing the conflicts and responding to them are inadequate. This book fills this gap, conceiving of globalization as a consequence of economic, political, technological, scientific, and cultural changes. A. Pablo Iannone provides a taxonomy of globalization processes, investigates the consequences of each, and formulates a comprehensive approach for dealing with them. While his emphasis is philosophical, this is not a single-discipline book. Rather, it belongs at the intersection of philosophy, economics, political science, and technology. Its discussions address issues concerning globalization and correlate the processes of fragmentation and dislocation in a realistic manner. Iannone focuses on concrete and current cases, from the global economic and financial issues posed by the multi-centered nature of contemporary business and technology, through the pressures of ever increasing information overload across the planet. He explores the environmental and social challenges associated with current Amazonian development and its significance to weather patterns on Earth. He considers the issues surrounding the use of robots in war from Pakistan through Mexico, and the militarization of space. In short, the approach, while based on theoretical concerns, is solidly grounded in highly practical applications, which are global in their implications.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgments 1 Globalization and the Ideal of a Single Global Community Dialogue 2 Varieties of Globalization Dialogue 3 Contemporary Business and Technology: A Multicentered World Dialogue 4 Old Habits, New Challenges, and Economic Policy: Argentina's Foreshadowing Case Dialogue 5 Globalization or Modernization? Views from the Developing World Dialogue 6 Globalization Issues, Moral Theory, and Moral Practice Dialogue 7 Prominent Ethical Theories and this Book's Theoretical Framework Dialogue 8 Eco-Diplomacy: Reclaiming the Green Continent Dialogue 9 The Andean Oil Rush: A Magnet for Development Agents from All Continents Dialogue 10 Biotechnology Goes Worldwide: Between Luddism and Transhumanism Dialogue 11 The Factual, the Virtual, and the Fictional in the Widening World of Art, Science, and Technology Dialogue 12 Walking the Information Overload Tightrope in Ever-Expanding Cyberspace Dialogue 13 Globalized Cyberwars: How Much Autonomy Should Robotic Weapons Have? Dialoge 14 Worlds in Transition, Structures of Social Life, and Cooperation among Strangers Dialogue 15 Globalization, Migrations, and Personal Identity Dialogue Glossary Bibliography Index