Globalization: A Very Short Introduction / Edition 1

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction / Edition 1

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by Manfred B. Steger
     
 


"Globalization" has become the buzz-word of our time. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to have accelerated in the last few decades. Rather than forcing such a complex social phenomenon into a single… See more details below

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"Globalization" has become the buzz-word of our time. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to have accelerated in the last few decades. Rather than forcing such a complex social phenomenon into a single conceptual framework, Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life. In addition to explaining the various dimensions of globalization, the author explores whether globalization should be considered a "good" or "bad" thing--a question that has been hotly debated in classrooms, boardrooms, and on the streets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192803597
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 4.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

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Meet the Author

Manfred B. Steger is Associate Professor Politics and Government at Illinois State University and Affiliate Faculty Member at the Globalization Research Center of the University of Hawai'i-Manoa. His books include Globalism: The New Market Ideology.

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
List of illustrations
List of maps
1Globalization: a contested concept1
2Is globalization a new phenomenon?17
3The economic dimension of globalization37
4The political dimension of globalization56
5The cultural dimension of globalization69
6The ideological dimension of globalization93
7Challenges to globalism113
8Assessing the future of globalization131
References137
Index143

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