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, a political theorist whose book, “Jihad vs. McWorld,” presciently analyzed the socioeconomic forces leading to the. 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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The nation-state would play a diminished role, and sovereignty would lose some of its political potency. And there is much to cheer in Barber’s analysis.

In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy.

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Sign up to our newsletter using your email. 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.

Cover to the paperback edition. He died in McWorld Cover to the paperback edition. Kurds, Basques, Puerto Ricans, Ossetians, East Timoreans, Quebecois, the Catholics of Northern Ireland, Catalans, Tamils, and of course, Palestinians- people with countries, inhabiting nations not their own, seeking smaller worlds within mcworlld that will seal them off from modernity.

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Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. Barber writes democracy can be spread and secured through the world satisfying the needs of both the McWorld and Jihad.

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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. On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. Every case is different, however “Democracy grows from the bottom up and cannot be imposed from the top down.

Barber offers a penetrating and pertinent analysis of consumerist capitalism versus religious fundamentalism. Lechner and John Boli.

Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy

Jihaad instance, cutting down a jungle will upset the overall oxygen balance, which affects our “global lungs”. Resources are also an imperative aspect in the McWorld, where autarky seems insufficient and inefficient in presence of globalization.

Jul 30, Pages Buy. He further posits that McWorld could ultimately win the “struggle”.

The things that especially bother him are the erosion of the state’s responsibilities, the maniacal rush towards market solutions, the bogus ethical concerns of corporations and the potentially catastrophic competing demands of multiculturalism, as opposed to the mutually beneficial interdependence of pluralism.

You might take issue with the two-page preface to the British edition. McWorld, which he seems rather better at defining and attacking, mcworlr the “sterile cultural monism” we are all now very familiar with; the world of “shallow but uniform” consumer culture seen in shopping malls across the developed world, and encroaching on the developing world fast. Surprisingly, this is its first publication in the UK.


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This is a wholly generous tribute: Barber offers a penetrating analysis of the central conflict of our times: He also proposes a model for small, local democratic institutions and civic engagement as the hope for an alternative to these two forces. Barber describes the solidarity needed within the concept of Jihad as being secured through exclusion and war against outsiders.

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Jihad Vs McWorld

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 and traditional valuesin the form of extreme nationalism or religious orthodoxy and theocracy.

By Benjamin R Barber.