Theorizing Global Studies

Hardcover | April 15, 2011

byDarren O'Byrne

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In recent years, a large number of theoretical models have been developed to try and make sense of today's complex global society. This text identifies eight distinct models of global studies, such as Americanization, Homogenization, Balkanization and Creolization, enabling the reader to make sense of the full range of global issues and contending views on the existing world order. Within each module, present theoretical literature and key current issues are addressed with boxed case studies. Paying particular attention to human rights, the book provides students with the theoretical grounding and practical knowledge necessary for an understanding of globalization.
 
This book explains the challenges and redefines the core theories of globalization. Using fascinating case studies to illustrate how each model works in practice, the chapters look at society, culture, politics and economics. This book gives students a solid understanding of current global conditions.
Clear, concise and easy to read, this book explores key debates around global studies today. It examines the processes and dynamics of globalization that impact our modern world through clear explanation of complex theories. This book:
 
- Presents 8 key models of global change
- Brings together the ways in which sociology, politics and economics think about global studies
- Covers a diverse range of major theorist in the field from Giddens to Huntington, and Wallerstein to Fukuyama
- Brings to life contemporary issues, including the global financial crisis and the ware on terror
 
Theorizing Global Studies is essential reading for all students of Sociology, Politics, International Relations and Global Studies.

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In recent years, a large number of theoretical models have been developed to try and make sense of today's complex global society. This text identifies eight distinct models of global studies, such as Americanization, Homogenization, Balkanization and Creolization, enabling the reader to make sense of the full range of global issues an...

DARREN O'BYRNE is a Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Roehampton University and the Chair of Global Studies Association. He is the author of Human Rights: An Introduction, and The Dimensions of Global Citizenship.ALEXANDER HENSBY was Lecturer in Sociology at Roehampton University and the University of Cambridge, UK. He is now at t...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230517315

ISBN - 13:9780230517318

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Globalization
Liberalization
Polarization
Americanization
McDonaldization
Creolization
Transnationalization
Balkanization
Conclusion

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"A fine contribution to making sense out of global studies and the fog of globalization."- Christopher Chase-Dunn, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Riverside "Theorizing Global Studies is an excellent book. All the major theoretical frames, concepts and issues are addressed, and the book provides an excellent resource for readers on the many different theoretical perspectives on globality, globalization and globalism."- Richard Harris, Emeritus Professor of Global Studies, California State University Monterey Bay