Globalization: The Making of World Society / Edition 1

Globalization: The Making of World Society / Edition 1

by Frank J. Lechner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405169060

ISBN-13: 9781405169066

Pub. Date: 03/23/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Written in a lively and accessible style, Globalization: The Making of World Society shows how globalization affects everyday experience, creates new institutions, and presents new challenges.

With many examples, Lechner describes how the process unfolds in a wide range of fields, from sports and media to law and religion. While sketching the outlines of a

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Written in a lively and accessible style, Globalization: The Making of World Society shows how globalization affects everyday experience, creates new institutions, and presents new challenges.

With many examples, Lechner describes how the process unfolds in a wide range of fields, from sports and media to law and religion. While sketching the outlines of a world society in the making, the book also demonstrates that globalization is inherently diverse and contentious. In this concise analysis of a complex subject, Lechner presents some of the best work in the social sciences in clear and readable fashion.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405169066
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/23/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Plates

List of Figures

List of Tables

List of Boxes

1 Introduction 1

Pt. 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

Pt. 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

Pt. 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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