Book Series 2016: Palgrave Macmillan Frontiers of Globalization


2016 The New Middle Class in China

​         Co-Editor Eileen Yuk-Ha Tsang


2016 Border Shifts: New Mobilities in Europe and Beyond

​          Co-Editor Natalia Ribas-Mateos


​2016 Citizenship as mediation: The informal politics of speaking for citizens in the global South 

​          Co-Editors Bettina von Lieres, L. Piper


​2016 Cultural essentialism in intercultural relations 

​          Co-editors Fred Dervin, R. Machart


​2016 Globalization and Democracy in Southeast Asia

​          Co-editors Chantana Wungaeo, Boike Rehbein


​2016 Whose Property? Owning the Work and Play of the Mind in the Information Age

           Co-editor Phillip Kalantzis-Cope


2016 Managing Chineseness

          Co-editor Daphne Lee


Routledge Emerging Societies 


​2016 Development, Discourse and Eurocentrism in South Korea

          Co-editor Jongtae Kim


​2016 Changing constellations of Southeast Asia

​          Co-editor Nederveen Pieterse, Rahman, Tham



2013 Brazil Emerging: Inequality and Emancipation

         Co-editor Adalberto Cardoso. New York, Routledge








2012 Globalization and Development in East Asia

​           Co-editor Jongtae Kim. New York, Routledge









2010 Twenty-first Century Globalization: Perspectives from the Gulf 

         Co-editor Habibul H. Khondker. Abu Dhabi, Zayed University Press








2009 Globalization and Emerging Societies: ​Development and Inequality

         Co-editor Boike Rehbein. London, Palgrave Macmillan, paperback 2012.









2009 Politics of Globalization

​         Co-editor Samir Dasgupta. New Delhi and London, Sage









2001 Globalization and Social Movements

​           Co-edited with Pierre Hamel, Henri Lustiger-Thaler, Sasha Roseneil. London, 
​          Palgrave Macmillan







2000 Global Futures: Shaping Globalization

         London and New York, Zed Books









1998 Humanitarian Intervention and Beyond: World Orders in the Making

         London and New York, Macmillan and St Martin's Press








1997 The Decolonization of Imagination: Culture, Knowledge and Power
         Co-edited with Bhikhu Parekh. New Delhi, Oxford University Press. London,                        Zed Books, 1995 

         Quito, Ed. Abya Yala, Spanish trans., 2012







1992 Emancipations, Modern and Postmodern

         London, Sage








1992 Christianity and Hegemony: Religion and Politics on the Frontiers of Social Change

         Oxford, Berg


Edited Books

 Nederveen Pieterse, Jan 2017 Multipolar Globalization: Emerging economies and development. London, Routledge

Guo, Changgang, Debin Liu, Jan Nederveen Pieterse, eds. 2017 China’s Contingencies and Globalization. London, Routledge

Nederveen Pieterse, Jan, Abdul Rahman Embong, Tham Siew Yean, eds. 2017 Changing constellations of Southeast Asia: From Northeast Asia to China. London, Routledge

Lim, Hyun-chin, Suk-man Hwang, Jan Nederveen Pieterse, eds. 2017 Capitalism in Asia. Seoul, Seoul National University Press

Special journal issues (editor)

2015 Globalization and Culture: Global Mélange 
         Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, third revised edition 
A new chapter on Hybrid China focuses on key issues of agency and power in globalization and hybridization, which is important in emerging economies generally with China as a particularly momentous case. The chapter draws a key distinction between passive and active forms of globalization (globalized and globalizing) and hybridity (being hybridized and hybridizing). 

2013 White on Black 
         La Habana, Cuba, Criterios (Spanish trans.)








2010 Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions
         London, Sage and TCS books, second revised edition 
This book contains the views of one of the leading commentators on the theory and policy of development. The book engages issues of Eurocentrism, critical globalism, delinking, post-development thinking and intercultural relations, and presents ideas for the future of the field. Throughout the author connects issues of development with the latest thinking in sociology, critical theory and social science. This comprehensive book is a barometer of critical thought in the field today. The writing comes out of many years of teaching, workshops and traveling in developing countries and reflects the author's unusual and detailed experience of conditions in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.​


2009 Globalization and Culture: Global Mélange 
         Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, second revised edition 
Now in a fully revised and updated edition, this seminal text asks if there is cultural life after the “clash of civilizations” and global McDonaldization. This book argues that what is taking place is the formation of a global mélange, a culture of hybridization. From this perspective on globalization, conflict may be mitigated and identities preserved, albeit transformed. The book offers a comprehensive and critical treatment of hybridity. A series of innovative conceptual tables are bolstered by textual analysis and compelling examples from around the world. In a new chapter, the author explores East-West hybridities—the idea that globalization is a process of braiding rather than simply a diffusion from developed to developing countries. This historically deep and geographically wide approach to globalization is essential reading as we face the spread of conflicts bred by cultural misunderstanding.


2008 Is there hope for Uncle Sam? Beyond the American Bubble
          London and New York, Zed Books 
          2009 São Paulo, Geração Ed. (Portuguese trans.) 
​For over a century now, America has dominated global politics and the global imagination. Yet as the dollar declines, inequality increases, rates of consumption are unprecedented and American unilateralism comes under fire, such hegemony is increasingly unsustainable. In this provocative new book, leading sociologist Pieterse asks whether it’s possible for America to chart a different course. In this book, he argues that correcting the course of decline would mean taking drastic steps. Only a
reinvention of New Deal politics could address social inequality, while repositioning itself in world politics would mean adopting genuine multilateralism.

2007 Ethnicities and Global Multiculture: Pants for an Octopus
         Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield 
Arguing that ethnicity and multiculturalism are essential for understanding 
globalization, Nederveen Pieterse offers one of the first sustained treatments of the reach of these forces beyond limited national contexts. He shows that multiethnicity preceded the nation-state by millennia; however, states, feeling the threat to their national identities, seek to control or suppress it. Contemporary multiculturalism, another attempt to regulate multiethnicity, is a work in progress in which dramas of global inequality are played out. This groundbreaking book adopts a kaleidoscopic and comparative-historical perspective that intertwines strands of social science and western and non-western research as a strategy to overcome the disciplinary and regional fragmentation of most discussions. Moving beyond worn-out notions of ethnicity and multiculturalism, Nederveen Pieterse proposes ethnicities and global multiculture as alternative, wide-angle perspectives on cultural diversity. Global multiculture offers a fresh account of layered cultural dynamics amid accelerated globalization.


2004 Globalization or Empire? 
         New York and London, Routledge 

​         2008 Tokyo, Hosei University Press (Japanese trans. Tatsuo Harada and
         Chunji Yun)

​This book provides a concise examination of the trends driving contemporary globalization and argues that the United States’ pursuit of global primacy is based upon a complex melding of neoliberal economics and hegemonic politics. Do alternate capitalisms offer viable alternatives to the American way? The book looks at globalization with acuity and thoughtfulness and uncovers its underlying dramas.



2003 Globalization and Culture: Global Mélange 
         Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield 
         2005 Rome, Carocci (Italian trans. Claudio Baraldi)








2001 Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions
         London, Sage and TCS Books, 2002, 2004, 2006 twice, 2007      
         2001 New Delhi, Vistaar 









1992 White on Black: Images of Africa and Blacks in Western Popular Culture
         New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1992, 1995, and 
         1996 (illustrated) 
         1994 Copenhagen, Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (Danish trans.)
          Amsterdam, Royal Institute of the Tropics and NOVIB, 1990, 1991 (Dutch edn.)
White on Black is a compelling visual history of the development of European and American stereotypes of black people over the last two hundred years. It shows the pervasiveness of prejudice against blacks throughout the western world as expressed in stock-in-trade racist imagery and caricature. Reproducing a wide range of illustrations—engravings and lithographs, advertisements, candy wrappings, biscuit tins, dolls, posters, and comic strips—the book challenges the hidden assumptions of even those who view themselves as unprejudiced. The book also discusses variations—over time and by nation—of stereotypes. 


1994 Stereotyping and Racism for Beginners 
         Den Bosch, Katholiek Pedagogisch Centrum (illustrated, Dutch)


1989 Empire and Emancipation: Power and Liberation on a World Scale
         New York, Praeger 
         1990 London, Pluto Press (PB)
         *Awarded the JC Ruigrok Award of the Netherlands Society of Sciences
This book examines imperialism and power on a world scale from above and from below and offers a theoretically developed study of domination and liberation together as the shaping forces of history. Students and scholars of political science and history will find Empire and Emancipation a source of stimulating ideas. The study begins with a review of the prominent theories of imperialism and emancipation, both political and economic. The book then develops these theoretical perspectives by looking into imperial history. Continuities and discontinuities of imperial history are examined: between the era of the Crusades and later stages, between aristocratic and capitalist aspects of empire, between ‘race’ within Europe and beyond, between the British Empire and United States hegemony. In addition, it examines the role of social movements: labor movements in the western world, the Irish struggle, the struggles of the African diaspora, and the resistance of American Indians. Empire and 
Emancipation
breaks with traditional approaches to imperialism to present a more balanced view of history, which considers the dialectical interrelations of empire and emancipation.

Jan Nederveen Pieterse

2013 This rapidly changing world, Journal of Globalization Studies 4, 1 (Moscow University), co-eds A.                      Korotayev and L. Grinin; http://sociostudies.org/journal/jogs/archive/2013_1/

2010 Twenty-first century globalization: Perspectives from the Gulf, Encounters, 2, co-ed. Habibul H.                        Khondker (Abu Dhabi, Zayed University Press)

2008 Emerging Futures, Futures 40, 8, co-ed. Boike Rehbein, 703-76

2000 Global Futures, Review of International Political Economy 7, 2

1992 Emancipations, Modern and Postmodern, Development and Change 23, 3