Globalization and Social Justice: Working the Tensions of the Dialectics of National Character

Globalization between the Cold War and Neo-Imperialism

ISBN: 978-0-76231-314-3, eISBN: 978-1-84950-415-7

ISSN: 0278-1204

Publication date: 19 September 2006

Abstract

Antonio & Bonanno paint a fairly bleak picture of the trajectory of our current history in the emergent post-Cold War world. They show how three political discourses – Cold War modernization, neoliberal globalization, and neoconservative politics – all draw on particular elements of American Exceptionalism that have shifted us toward imperialist tendencies that “ignore or diminish the importance of substantive equality and social justice.” Although Langman & Burke stop short of making the same final point, their analysis of the weaker sides of the tri-part dialectic – individual/community, toughness/compassion, moralism/pragmatism – is useful in developing Antonio & Bonanno's point a bit further.

Citation

Monkman, K. (2006), "Globalization and Social Justice: Working the Tensions of the Dialectics of National Character", Lehmann, J.M. and Dahms, H.F. (Ed.) Globalization between the Cold War and Neo-Imperialism (Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Vol. 24), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 261-272. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0278-1204(06)24006-4

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