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From the Publisher"Dennis Smith has provided a wake-up call to sociologists everywhere ... This book is clearly a serious and major work of contemporary sociology. There are few current books on the theme of globalization that have Smith's historical range or indeed ability to face the key issues head-on."
"Written with clarity and conviction, Smith's examination of globalism draws on sociological, historical, economic and political sources to trace globalization from the ancient world to the current day [and] addresses one of the most urgent issues of our time."
Anthony Elliott, Sociological Review
"This highly accessible, punchy book is well suited to undergraduate classes and more general reading. Not everyone will agree with Smith's account, but they will nonetheless be attracted to the clarity and vigor with which he portrays the power-humiliation component of globalization. His arguments will provoke reflection and recognition, as well as controversy."
Charles Tilly, Columbia University
"In this provocative account of our global times Dennis Smith explains why globalization is a growing source of conflict in the world, producing and reproducing distinctive patterns of humiliation and domination. His analysis challenges much orthodox thinking about the global condition whilst his worrying conclusions demonstrate why we can no longer ignore the 'hidden agenda' of contemporary globalization."
Anthony McGrew, Southampton University