"The book allows us to approach different perspectives on the many challenges faced by states, IOs, governments and individual citizens as they come to terms with the undesirable consequences of globalization in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The absence of national public policies with global perspectives means that these societies are left without adequate institutional frameworks to respond to organized transnational crime."
- Antonio Alejo Jaime, (translation of) Revista Espaňola de Ciencia Política #29, July 2012, pp.183-186.
"The co-editors of this slim volume, Jorge Heine and Ramesh Thakur ... have rendered great service by bringing together eminent scholars and columnists from all the continents who have presented compact and readable contributions relating to the impact of the dark forces of globalisation around the world."
- Chinmaya R. Gharekhan, The Hindu
"The central thread running through the book is that while globalisation has brought benefits to many and even brought poverty down in places, it isn't a panacea for the world's ills. In fact, it may have contributed to the rise of more ills than there were in the decades before globalisation"
- Dhiraj Nayyar, India Today
"The authors start from the premise that globalisation unleashes negative forces which create what they define as "uncivil society". The term encompasses "a wide range of disruptive and threatening elements" which have become "transnationalised" and are beyond the effective control of the nation state. For the Caribbean the key challenge is how do small states mediate the encounter with these disruptive forces."
- Richard Bernal, Jamaica Observer
"Whilst not denying the opportunities brought to the world by globalization, the authors try to shed light on the fact that there are less visible, but extremely dangerous, consequences such as terrorism, insurgency and all types of illicit trafficking. Though these phenomena are not entirely new to the world, they now use sophisticated and advanced technologies to exploit the weaknesses of governments and international organizations."
- Laura-Anca Parepa, University of Tsukuba
From the Back Cover
"This remarkably fine book constitutes the elegant bridge between academic theorizing about globalization and the inspired anecdotage of Thomas Friedman."
- Tom Farer, University Professor and past Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
"Timed just right! This book will be welcome reading in classrooms and policy circles worldwide in which globalization is a problem as well as a solution to the ongoing financial and economic crisis. All aspects of the issue are dissected by an unusual group of contributors. These international voices are not the usual suspects. Indispensable reading for anyone who wants to understand the full range of contents and discontents caused by globalization."
- Thomas G. Weiss, Director, Ralph Bunche Institute of International Studies, CUNY, and past president, International Studies Association
"An excellent collection that breaks away from conventional thinking to address globalization's unsavory elements."
- Diana Tussie, FLACSO, Argentina