Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Very Short Introductions

By (author) Manfred Steger

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 174mm x 10mm | 138g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199552266
  • ISBN 13: 9780199552269
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 15 black and white halftones
  • Sales rank: 49,620

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'Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic - and this Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for 2009, to include developments in global politics, the impact of terrorism, and environmental issues. Presenting globalization in accessible language as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing.

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Manfred B. Steger is Professor of Global Studies and Academic Director of the Globalism Institute at RMIT University. Steger has acted as a consultant on globalization for the U.S. State Department.

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"A brilliant overview for anyone who is purely interested in learning more about the causes and effects of globalization. This book is a concise, uncomplicated and very readable explanation of a very important process in the world today. Steger does an excellent job of remaining objective when examining the positive and negative consequences of the globalization process and astutely evaluates its role in world development." --AALL Spectrum

Table of contents

Preface to the Second Edition ; 1. Globalization: a contested concept ; 2. Globalization and history: is globalization a new phenomenon? ; 3. The economic dimension of globalization ; 4. The political dimension of globalization ; 5. The cultural dimension of globalization ; 6. The ecological dimension of globalization ; 7. Ideologies of globalization: market globalism, justice globalism, jihadist globalism ; 8. Assessing the future of globalization