Globalization: A Very Short Introduction by Manfred B. StegerGlobalization: A Very Short Introduction by Manfred B. Steger

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

byManfred B. Steger

Paperback | April 10, 2017

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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. This VeryShort Introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Presenting globalization 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. Inthis fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex changein the media.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Manfred B. Steger is Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa and Honorary Professor of Global Studies at RMIT University (Melbourne, AUS). He also served as a globalization consultant for the U.S. Department of State. He is the author or editor of twenty-five books on globalization and the history of political ideas, ...
Title:Globalization: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pagesPublished:April 10, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface to the fourth editionList of abbreviationsList of illustrationsList of mapsList of figures1. Globalization: a contested concept2. Globalization in history: is globalization a new phenomenon?3. The economic dimension of globalization4. The political dimension of globalization5. The cultural dimension of globalization6. The ecological dimension of globalization7. Ideologies of globalization: market globalism, justice globalism, religious globalisms8. The future of globalizationReferencesFurther ReadingIndex