Globalization, Geopolitics, and Development

Baldev Raj Nayar

in The Geopolitics of Globalization

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780195693034
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081783 | DOI:

Series: Oxford India Paperbacks

Globalization, Geopolitics, and Development

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This chapter serves as an Introduction to the book. The author distinguishes between three attitudes towards globalization; that of the agnostics, the enthusiasts, and the critics. The author then summarizes the contents of the chapters to follow. While Chapters 2 and 3 will examine the truncated nature of globalization, focusing on the impact of economically dominant states and their geopolitics in the shaping of global economic relations, Chapters 3, 4 and 5 will discuss the relations between markets and states, the importance of geopolitics, and the evolution of the global economic after World War II. They will also looks at the reshaping of the world economic order under American hegemony, the growing fragmentation of the world economy due to the creation of regional economic blocs, and the link between openness and economic development. Chapter 7–10 discuss the harnessing of globalization for development with the presentation of case studies of the so-called Asian Tigers (Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan) and the nations in Southeast Asia. Chapter 10 will explore the economic miracle of China and Chapters 11 and 12 investigate the role of geopolitics in the economic performance of India and Pakistan. The author concludes by pointing out that his book uses an approach that falls under the rubric of what is termed realism in international politics.

Keywords: globalization; geopolitics; China; Asian Tigers; realism; economic development; markets; states; India; Pakistan

Chapter.  4222 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy

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