Theorizing Global Studies by Darren J O'byrneTheorizing Global Studies by Darren J O'byrne

Theorizing Global Studies

byDarren J O'byrne, Alexander Hensby

Paperback | April 1, 2011

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Clear, concise and easy to read, thisbook explores key debates around global studies today. It examines the processes and dynamics of globalization that impact on our modern world through clear explanations of complex theories. The 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 theorists in the field, from Giddens to Huntington, from Wallerstein to Fukuyama
  • brings to life contemporary issues, including the global financial crisis and the war on terror

Theorizing Global Studies is essential reading for all students of Sociology, Politics, International Relations and Global Studies.

DARREN O'BYRNE Principal Lecturer in Sociology and Human Rights at Roehampton University, UK, and Subject Head of Social Sciences. He was formerly Chair of the Global Studies Association and is the author of Human Rights: An Introduction, and The Dimensions of Global Citizenship.   ALEXANDER HENSBY was Lecturer in Social Sciences at Ro...
Title:Theorizing Global StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.53 inPublished:April 1, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230517323

ISBN - 13:9780230517325


Table of Contents

Introduction.- Globalization.- Liberalization .- Polarization.- Americanization.- McDonaldization.- Creolization.- Transnationalization.- Balkanization.- Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"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