Globalization, Terrorism and Democracy: 9/11 and its Aftermath

  • Douglas Kellner
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Globalization has been one of the most hotly contested phenomena of the past two decades.1 It has been a primary attractor of books, articles and heated debate, just as postmodernism was the most fashionable and debated topic of the 1980s. A wide and diverse range of social theorists have argued that today’s world is organized by accelerating globalization, which is strengthening the dominance of a world capitalist economic system, supplanting the primacy of the nation-state by transnational corporations and organizations, and eroding local cultures and traditions through a global culture. Contemporary theorists from a wide range of political and theoretical positions are converging on the position that globalization is a distinguishing trend of the present moment, but there are hot debates concerning its nature, effects and future.2


Social Justice Social Movement Bush Administration Objective Ambiguity Multilateral Approach 
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