Which "Global Village"? Societies, Cultures, and Political-Economic Systems in a Euro-Atlantic Perspective


The word "village" has the evocative power of ancient shared social values based on solidarity, equality, and common expectations for the betterment of life. The book's title is borrowed from McLuhan's apt metaphor, but questions its underlying assumptions. The contributors recast some of the basic elements of the complex phenomenon of the so-called "globalization." Trade laws, industrial relations, economic and political systems are analyzed in a critical perspective. Moreover, environment and sustainable development, languages' rights, education, mobility and migrations are discussed in view of contemporary changes that societies are undergoing throughout the world. The vulnerability of societies caught up in new networks of interdependence due to reduced distances also are put to the fore, in the context of the new accelerated circulation of information, ideas, goods, and human beings. Provacative reading for scholars interested in a multinational, Euro-Atlanticist perspective on globalization.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jeremy Brecher
  • Elmar Altvater
  • Alessandro Dal Lago
  • Luca Burgazzoli
  • Vincenzo Li Donni
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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