Synopses & Reviews
In lively and unflinching prose, Eric Cazdyn and Imre Szeman argue that contemporary thought about the world is disabled by a fatal flaw: the inability to think "an after" to globalization. After establishing seven theses (on education, morality, history, future, capitalism, nation, and common sense) that challenge the false promises that sustain this time-limit, After Globalization
examines four popular thinkers (Thomas Friedman, Richard Florida, Paul Krugman and Naomi Klein) and how their work is dulled by these promises. Cazdyn and Szeman then speak to students from around the globe who are both unconvinced and uninterested in these promises and who understand the world very differently than the way it is popularly represented.
After Globalization argues that a true capacity to think an after to globalization is the very beginning of politics today.
"Relentlessly, remorselessly, endlessly, we are told there is no alternative to globalization, whether our lecturers are bourgeois
economists, progressive journalists, or imaginative litterateurs
. Eric Cazdyn and Imre Szeman dare to go beyond the standard thinking of the day and query the very heart of mobile capital and its impact on daily life. Their alternative vision breathes new life into our sense of evolution and inevitability."
—Toby Miller, author of Globalization and Sport and Global Hollywood
"Cazdyn and Szeman begin the with the idea that the current economic crisis has historicized globalization, turning it from a process that looked as inevitable as, say, global warming still does, into an episode in the history of capitalism: hence the possibility not just of more globalization but of an 'after globalization.' And hence also, they argue, the renewed possibility of an 'after capitalism.' In powerful critiques of what they describe as the common sense of capital today they sketch out the terms in which changes more radical than substituting generous and honest leaders for the greedy and dishonest ones we've currently got might begin to be imagined."
—Walter Benn Michaels, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (Choice, 1 August 2012)
"There have been many debates over the decades about the best format for rating scales .. .Pulakos presents the more important arguments on these matters in a way most readers will comprehend. Pulakos’s comprehensive system begins with specifying organizational objectives and then moves down through each level. The primary audience is not psychologists so much as human resources staff and the managers who must be responsible for developing, implementing, and defending a performance management system. It should be invaluable to those who are developing a system and overseeing training on its use. For the student audience, it will provide a practical perspective that is often missing from their training." (PsycCritiques, October 2009)
“Dr Pulakos is one of the foremost experts on the practical application of performance management approaches. She presents a down-to-earth, pragmatic approach to gaining the best value from performance management. This book is for everyone involved in performance management - executives, managers, and human resources professionals.” -- Dr Nancy Rotchford, Director, Associate Assessment Worldwide, Ingram Micro, Inc.
"Elaine Pulakos provides an extremely insightful and useful book, the best ever written, to guide organizations in the design or redesign of their performance management systems. It emphasizes both strategic and tactical issues, with innumerable tips, best practices, and examples as guides to action." -- Herbert G. Heneman III, Dickson-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Practical, user friendly, and highly engaging, this book reflects the author's considerable experience in designing, and, just as importantly, implementing performance management systems that yield tangible results." -- Wayne F. Cascio, US Bank Term Professor of Management, The Business School, University of Colorado Denver
“Pulakos provides the best information we have concerning research on performance management systems, and combines it with a list of 'best practices' to guide every step along the way.” -- Angelo S. DeNisi, Dean, A.B.Freeman School of Business, Tulane University
presents an end-to-end practical model of effective performance management that shows how to develop and implement performance management systems that yield bottom line results.
- Practical step by step guidance and examples
- Realities associated with implementing best practices and avoiding common pitfalls
- Jobs and circumstances where common practices will and will not work well
- Proven approaches from leading organizations
- Insights for everyone involved in performance management through senior leadership
About the Author
, Ph.D.Chief Operating Officer of Personnel Decisions Research Institutes, is a Past President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a Fellow of APA and SIOP, and a recognized contributor to the field of industrial and organizational psychology in the areas of staffing and performance management, having published numerous articles, chapters, and books on these topics.
Steven G. Rogelberg, Ph.D., is Professor and Director of Organizational Science, at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. His research has been profiled on Public Television, Radio (e.g., NPR, CBS), Newspapers (e.g., Chicago Tribune; LA Times, Wall Street Journal) and Magazines (e.g., National Geographic).
Table of Contents
A Precis: The Argument.
Part I: The Afterlife of Globalization.
a. Nothing Can Save Us.
b. From Globalization to Anti-Americanism.
c. From Anti-Americanism Back to Globalization.
d. "I face the World as it is": On Obama.
e. Of and After: Two Narratives of the Global.
f. Seven Theses after Globalization.
g. Something’s Missing.
Part II: The Limits of Liberalism.
a. After Globalization, or, Liberalism after Neoliberalism.
b. Neoliberals Dressed in Black: Richard Florida.
c. The Anecdotal American: Thomas Friedman.
d. Confidence Game: Paul Krugman.
e. The Non-Shock Doctrine: Naomi Klein.
f. The Limits of Hollywood: Michael Clayton.
Part III: The Global Generation.
a. Next Generation.
b. From Anti-Americanism to Globalization.
c. A Map of the World.
e. Can't Get There from Here.
Conclusion: "Oh, Don't Ask Why!"