Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | April 25, 2013

byManfred Steger

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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 thisVery Short Introduction has been fully updated for a third edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, 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 agood or a bad thing.

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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 thisVery Short Introduction has been fully update...

Manfred B. Steger is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa and Professor of Global Studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University). He is also the Research Leader of the Globalization and Culture Program in RMIT's Global Cities Research Institute. He has served as an academic consult...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pagesPublished:April 25, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199662665

ISBN - 13:9780199662661

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Preface to the third editionAbbreviationsList of illustrationsList of maps1. Globalization: a contested concept2. Globalization and history3. The economic dimension of globalization4. The political dimension of globalization5. The cultural dimension of globalization6. The ecological dimension of globalization7. Ideologies of globalization8. Global crises and the future of globalizationReferencesIndex