Empowering the Powerful, Enriching the Rich: On Neoliberalism, Economic Globalization and Social Criticism

  • Barry Smart
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


In so far as people, commercial corporations and the governments of nations are increasingly engaged in complex interconnected processes of interaction that reach around the world, there is now no escaping experiences of globalization. The ways in which people live, the communications to which they are exposed and in which they engage, the commodities that are consumed and the manner and locations in which they are produced and/or assembled, and the geopolitical forces that shape sociality and influence perceptions of lived existence are subject to processes of globalization that are powerfully driven by the development of international trade and investment, international relations and information technology. Every aspect of our existence — the environment, social and cultural forms, practices and values, politics and economic life — has been affected in some shape or form by what is now known as globalization.


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