Globalization: The Making of World Society / Edition 1

Globalization: The Making of World Society / Edition 1

by Frank J. Lechner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405169052

ISBN-13: 9781405169059

Pub. Date: 03/17/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Globalization: The Making of World Society is a stimulating, state-of-the-art text for any student of globalization, beginner or advanced.

  • Makes a big, abstract topic very accessible through illustration with everyday experience
  • Thorough and scholarly but written in an approachable style
  • Delves into timely

Overview

Globalization: The Making of World Society is a stimulating, state-of-the-art text for any student of globalization, beginner or advanced.

  • Makes a big, abstract topic very accessible through illustration with everyday experience
  • Thorough and scholarly but written in an approachable style
  • Delves into timely and controversial issues and debates, including the impact of migration, global inequality, and cultural homogeneity
  • Combines several perspectives for new interpretation
  • Includes chapter outlines and suggestions for further reading

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405169059
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
413,568
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Plates vii

List of Figures ix

List of Tables xi

List of Boxes xii

Preface and Acknowledgments xiii

List of Acronyms xv

1 Introduction 1

Part I Global Experience 11

2 Global Food and the History of Globalization 13

3 Global Sports and the Direction of Globalization 34

4 Global Media and the Varieties of Globalization 56

Part II Global Institutions 77

5 The Global Economy and the Power of the Market 79

6 Global States and the Specter of Retreat 103

7 Global Governance and the Prospects of World Law 124

8 Global Civil Society and the Voices of Change 148

9 Global Religion and the Impact of Faith 168

Part III Global Problems 193

10 Global Migration: How New People Change Old Places 195

11 Global Inequality: Winners and Losers in Globalization 219

12 The Global Environment: Saving the Planet? 243

13 Global Justice: Is Another World Possible? 266

Glossary 285

References 288

Index 311

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