Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

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'Globalization' has become the buzz-word of our time. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to have accelerated in the last few decades. Rather than forcing such a complex social phenomenon into a single conceptual framework, Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life. In addition to explaining the various dimensions of globalization, the author explores whether globalization should be considered a 'good' or 'bad' thing - a question that has been hotly debated in classrooms, boardrooms, and on the streets.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 109.22 x 172.72 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • numerous halftones, maps and figures
  • 019280359X
  • 9780192803597
  • 522,969

Table of contents

1. Globalization: A Contested Concept; 2. Is Globalization a New Phenomena?; 3. Globalization as Economic Process; 4. Globalization as Political Process; 5. Globalization as Cultural Process; 6. Globalization as Environmental Process; 7. Globalization as Ideological Process; 8. Challenges to Globalization: From the Anti-WTO Protests in Seattle tothe Terrorist Attacks on New York and Washington; 9. 'Globalizations Studies': A New Academic Discipline?
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About Manfred B. Steger

Manfred B. Steger is Associate Professor Politics and Government at Illinois State University and Affiliate Faculty Member at the Globalization Research Center of the University of Hawai'i-Manoa. His books include Globalism: The New Market Ideology.
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