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Title On the cutting edge of globalization : an inquiry into American elites / James N. Rosenau ... [and others]
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2006]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  303.482 Ros/Otc  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents On the cutting edge of globalization -- Theoretical perspectives -- The 1999 and 2003 surveys : identifying the cutting-edgers -- How do you know a cutting-edger when you encounter one? -- Connectivity on the cutting-edge -- Leadership, affiliations, and loyalties -- Orientations toward globalization -- Attitudes toward world affairs -- From 1999 to 2003 : did intervening events make a difference? -- Occupational differences (and similarities) -- Conclusions
Summary "Woefully little systematic knowledge is available about leaders who shape and sustain globalization. On the Cutting Edge of Globalization is the first systematic study to investigate elite attitudes toward the emergent structures of world affairs. Surveys of more than 1,700 American leaders before and after 9/11 yield compelling and provocative findings that depict the attitudes and activities of an important group of people who, even as they collectively influence the course of events, are not linked and coordinated in their efforts. Chock-full of original data, the book's unique contribution is enhanced by a narrative explanation that casts a Cutting Edger, an Other Leader, and a Researcher in a good-natured argument about the meaning of social science inquiry and the validity of survey data. From an author group as powerful as the targets of their inquiry comes this one-of-a-kind, thorough analysis."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Globalization -- Political aspects.
Elite (Social sciences) -- United States.
Political leadership -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009.
Author Rosenau, James N.
LC no. 2005003659
ISBN 074253975X cloth alkaline paper
0742539768 paperback alkaline paper