Academic journal article Review of Contemporary Philosophy

Seeking Balance: Philosophical Issues in Globalization and Policy Making

Academic journal article Review of Contemporary Philosophy

Seeking Balance: Philosophical Issues in Globalization and Policy Making

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Seeking Balance: Philosophical Issues in Globalization and Policy Making A. Pablo Iannone (Central Connecticut State University) Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Books/Rutgers University, 2014, 390 pp. ISBN 978-1-4128-5395-8

Iannone focuses on the unmanageable matters originating from globalization mechanisms and the ineffectiveness of conventionally confined manners of envisaging of the disputes and reacting to them. Iannone examines the social and personal effects of globalization mechanisms and employs a thorough approach to handling them. The theoretical fabric of Seeking Balance entails a categorization of policy-making situations and two related working theories, the Range Hypothesis and the Balance Hypothesis, whose purpose is to handle policy making relying on the kind of policy-making situation being tackled. Iannone aims to elucidate and typify the notion of globalization, categorize the types of globalization mechanisms conspicuously by the extent and range of centralization they entail, and establish a diversity of relevant recent matters in which globalization has a function, and attempts to supply philosophical policy-making advice as a strategy for approaching these matters. The latter, improved by globalization mechanisms, emerge at the procedural and care- taking levels of ethical investigation.

According to Iannone's catalytic diffusion notion of globalization, the latter is the spreading link of business, science, technology, politics, and culture via vast areas or the totality of the world. Globalization is a kind of diffusion mechanism that arises or quickens when the diffusion attains a particular borderline: a diffusion mechanism may reach a specific precipitation threshold that hinders it or slows it down, by that decelerating it, hampering it, or altering it. …

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