chapter  4
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Critical globalization studies

In the burgeoning of globalization studies, different kinds of knowledge overlap and are variously described as historical, empirical, formal, intuitive, theoretical, and critical knowledge sets.1 The levels of abstraction range from basic to applied, with room for both theoretical and fire-brigade research. At all levels, there is no dichotomous split between theory and praxis. Both professional and lay theorists, intellectuals who prefer the contemplative life and scholar-activists alike, have contributed importantly to globalization studies.