Globalization: A Very Short Introduction [NOOK Book]

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'Globalization' has become the buzz-word of our time - a term that describes a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are transforming our experience of the world, Fully updated for 2009, this Very Short Introduction provides an accessible exploration of both the causes and effects of globalization.
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Overview

'Globalization' has become the buzz-word of our time - a term that describes a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are transforming our experience of the world, Fully updated for 2009, this Very Short Introduction provides an accessible exploration of both the causes and effects of globalization.
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"A brilliant overview for anyone who is purely interested in learning more about the causes and effects of globalization. This book is a concise, uncomplicated and very readable explanation of a very important process in the world today. Steger does an excellent job of remaining objective when examining the positive and negative consequences of the globalization process and astutely evaluates its role in world development." --AALL Spectrum

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191639661
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 4/4/2013
  • Series: Very Short Introductions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Sales rank: 250,950
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Manfred B. Steger is Professor of Global Studies and Academic Director of the Globalism Institute at RMIT University. Steger has acted as a consultant on globalization for the U.S. State Department.

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Table of Contents

1 Globalization: a contested concept 1

2 Globalization and history: is globalization a new phenomenon? 17

3 The economic dimension of globalization 38

4 The political dimension of globalization 58

5 The cultural dimension of globalization 71

6 The ecological dimension of globalization 84

7 Ideologies of globalization: market globalism, justice globalism, jihadist globalism 98

8 Assessing the future of globalization 129

References 136

Index 143

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    Just A Primer

    This book was recommended reading for an international law class. It is a standard primer to the growing trends in globalization. The author is not extremely opinionated yet he does a good job of getting certain points across.

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