The Global System

The Global System : Economics, Politics and Culture

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This work provides a comprehensive discussion of the nature and impact of globalization in current times. It offers an analysis and critique of the major theories of the world system, whilst also developing an original position of its own through a reworking of structuralist and institutionalist analysis. A feature of the author's analysis is his consideration of several different dimensions along which globalizing tendencies have emerged. In addition to economic interdependence, the book concentrates upon political and cultural globalization. It emphasizes the key significance of modern communication systems in the formation and intensification of a "world society" that shows features of both chaos and order.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • references, bibliography, index
  • 0745604714
  • 9780745604718

Table of contents

Conceptualizing the global condition; thinking about the world; treating the world as a social system; the world economy; states and the global system; culture and the global system; conflicts and issues in the global system; the world in a state of chaos?show more