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 . Nicholas Lezard’s choice: Benjamin R Barber’s Jihad vs McWorld, first published in , is chillingly topical. Benjamin R. Barber, a political theorist whose book, “Jihad vs. McWorld,” presciently analyzed the socioeconomic forces leading to the.

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And when the devotees of Jihad act out in a truly violent manner, this in turn makes the superficially benign forces of corporate capitalism seem civilized by comparison.

So kcworld the multinationals connect the world more closely together with sophisticated communications and production systems, “tribal units” such as terrorist organizations strive at the same time to tear this world apart.

McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. Lechner and John Boli. From Publishers Weekly Political scientist Barber examines the rise of both intolerant tribal identities and international consumerism.

Such a world should more equitably balance the needs of people with capitalism. Please try again later. One may expect Guardian readers in particular to raise a cheer about this. Due to globalization, our market has expanded and is vulnerable to the transnational markets where free trade, easy access to banking and exchange of currency are available. In America, for example, armed militias and groups such as Aryan Nations are attempts to overthrow the moral corruption of modern capitalism.

Jihad vs. McWorld

Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future. Surprisingly, this is its mcwworld publication in the UK.


If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. Fourth EditionBlackwell Publishers Ltd, pg. McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. That scares me much more than seeing a Kenny Rogers Roasters cmworld Beijing.

His analysis shows the dangers of oversimplifying barbet and invites us to look at the complexities of this rather tragic modern dialectic.

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McWorld, on the other hand, embodies the most amoral aspects of Western civilization, sometimes giving credence to the fears of Jihad warriors. Less extreme but in the same vein are fundamentalist Christians who believe Judgment Day is imminent, and perhaps welcome it. Cover to the paperback edition. And there is much to cheer in Barber’s analysis. He also proposes a model for small, local democratic institutions and civic engagement as the hope for an alternative to these two forces.

This is a wholly generous tribute: He died in Also, technology is now systematically integrated into everyone’s lives to the point where it “gives every person on earth access to every other person”. Ballantine Books; 1st edition July 30, Language: More than just economic, the crises that arise from these confrontations often take on a sacred quality to the tribal elements; thus Barber’s use of the term “Jihad” although in the second edition, he expresses regret at having used that term. The author did a great job explaining both cs and how in many ways they cause each other and how they effect society and democracy.


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Read more Read less. Understanding Globalization by Thomas L. As Barber tells us, if either Jihad or McWorld is allowed to triumph, the world of the future will not be very free, sane or pleasant. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. This page was last edited on 5 Novemberat It was very readable and the book always made you think. For those searching for a soul – not a soul bestowed by God or the God that consumerism has become, find a voice in Benjamin Barber that very often materializes the nagging thoughts in your head and the tugging emotions you struggle to describe.

Apr 21, Pages. A work of persuasive originality and penetrating insight, Jihad vs. Pages to import images to Wikidata Wikipedia articles needing clarification from April Read it Forward Read it first.

Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy

Barber also describes through modern day examples what these ‘players’ are. Barber’s prognosis in Jihad vs McWorld is generally negative—he concludes that neither global corporations barbsr traditional cultures are supportive of democracy. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine. The world of music, computers, sports teams, stadiums,internet, movies, etc.

Barber is anxious to make sure we understand that by “jihad” he means blinkered, intolerant and essentially tribal fundamentalism, which has nothing to do with mainstream Islam. One person found this helpful.