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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On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the mcowrld and economic barriers between nations, transforming the world’s diverse populations into a blandly uniform market. Jihad, of course, whatever form it takes, sees jihsd and democracy as inseparable from corruption, immorality and greed. He further posits that McWorld could ultimately win the “struggle”. He died in On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units.

Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. At barbfr point you might think that putting “Mc” in front of anything you find meretricious or glib is.

The author did a great job explaining both worlds and how in many ways they cause each other and how they effect society and democracy.

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These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart—and bringing together—the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends. You might take issue with the two-page preface to the British edition. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future.

Looking for More Juhad Reads? Resources are also an imperative aspect in the McWorld, where autarky seems insufficient and inefficient in presence of globalization. In America, for example, armed militias and groups such as Aryan Nations are attempts to overthrow the moral corruption of modern capitalism. From the Trade Paperback edition. Apr 21, Pages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Less extreme but in the same vein are mcwolrd Christians who believe Judgment Day is imminent, and perhaps welcome it. Views Read Edit View history. The idea of McWorld really does not scare me that much. Lechner and John Boli. Those I’ve noticed are minor. Civil society has to be built from the inside out.

And the title, from which it isn’t hard to get an idea of the contents, is rather chillingly apt – even more so than it was a decade ago. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy on your Kindle in under a minute. The multinational corporations who are colonizing the world have little regard for traditional cultures and native environments.

How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World is a book by American political scientist Benjamin Barberin which he puts forth a theory that describes the struggle between “McWorld” globalization and the corporate control of the political process and ” Jihad ” Arabic term for “struggle”, here modified to mean tradition and traditional valuesin the form of extreme nationalism or religious orthodoxy and theocracy.


But has the author been to a PFI hospital lately, listened to a speech by Tony Jcworld, or stood on a British rail platform and found himself addressed as a “customer”? 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. So as the multinationals connect the world more closely together barbeg sophisticated communications and mcworl systems, “tribal units” such as terrorist organizations strive at the same time to tear this world apart.

Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine. Furthermore, the long-term growth of capitalism itself also requires stable markets. McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R.

Ballantine Books; 1st edition July 30, Language: That scares me much more than seeing a Kenny Rogers Roasters in Beijing. Barber describes the solidarity needed within the concept of Jihad as being barbee through exclusion and war against outsiders.