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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Jihad vs. McWorld

Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy. We are experiencing technical difficulties. The nation-state would play a diminished role, and sovereignty would lose some of its political potency. In describing the world situation as a battle or, more accurately, dialectic between “Jihad” and “McWorld,” Benjamin Barber has not merely invented a catchy metaphor; this is indeed the direction much of the world is moving.

As a result, he argues, different forms of anti-democratization can arise through anti-democratic one-party dictatorships, military juntas, or theocratic fundamentalism.

Jihad, of course, whatever form it takes, sees freedom and democracy as inseparable from corruption, immorality and greed. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Apr 21, Pages Buy. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world. English Choose a language for shopping. Showing of 75 reviews. Civil society has to be built from the inside out. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. There, capitalism works in the name of absentee investors as a predatory force, stripping communities of their material and cultural resources, creating a branded, homogenous “McWorld” that too often leaves multitudes of impoverished people in its wake.


One may expect Guardian readers in particular to raise a cheer about this. McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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Such a world should more jlhad balance the needs of people with capitalism. This page was last edited on 5 Novemberat Write a customer review.

How Globalism text only by Benjamin Barber. In essence, Barber demonstrates that what we consider to be good in the industrialized world — specifically, an ever-expanding jibad, consumerist lifestyle — is viewed with deadly suspicion by many in the non-industrialized world. Barber argues that there are several imperatives that make up the McWorld, or the globalization of politics: Personally, I found the author to come off a bit snobby at times and I felt the last couple barrber chapters wound down in economic jargon that I did not fully understand.


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Recent events have not exactly conspired to overturn its thesis, although one might for the moment feel like reversing the word order, given who has been most visibly on the offensive lately.

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In the worst case scenarios, negative energy is manifested by terrorism. In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy. Start reading Jihad vs.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Resources are also an imperative aspect in the McWorld, where autarky seems insufficient and inefficient batber presence of globalization. Barber states that neither Jihad nor McWorld needs or promotes democracy.