Globalization: A Short History of the Modern World

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International politics began with the emergence of the first organized states thousands of years ago. Global politics is more recent—it appeared about five centuries ago when the European powers began to mesh the world's far corners together through conquest and trade. Today we live on a planet characterized by globalization or the ever more complex economic, cultural, technological, and environmental interdependence among all people everywhere. Until recently globalization’s development was slow. Although ...

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International politics began with the emergence of the first organized states thousands of years ago. Global politics is more recent—it appeared about five centuries ago when the European powers began to mesh the world's far corners together through conquest and trade. Today we live on a planet characterized by globalization or the ever more complex economic, cultural, technological, and environmental interdependence among all people everywhere. Until recently globalization’s development was slow. Although countries increasingly traded, allied, and negotiated with each other, the divisions among them far outweighed the ties, and nations often settled their conflicts with war or the threat of war. However, since 1945, despite or more likely because of the “Cold War,” globalization has developed rapidly and profoundly. Today all humans are formally tied to all others through their country's membership in the United Nations and numerous other international organizations, along with the immediate benefits of global trade, telecommunications, travel, and the internet. Yet globalization has a dark side—it destroys as well as creates jobs, wealth, and lives, while every human lives under the shadow of potential nuclear and ecological extinction. How did humanity reach a stage of history so filled with such an array of prospects and perils? Globalization: A Short History of the Modern World explores that all powerful force for good and evil from the Renaissance through today and beyond.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780230106918
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Nester is the author of over twenty books on international relations and military history. He is currently a professor at St. John’s University in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Globalization, Perils, and Prospects 1

Part I From the Dawn of Civilization to Versailles

1 Modernity and Its Discontents 9

2 The Rise and Fall of Civilizations 15

3 From Feudal to Modern Europe 19

4 Global Imperialism's First Wave 27

5 The Nation-State 35

6 Liberalism and Nationalism 39

7 The Industrial Revolution 47

8 Global Imperialism's Second Wave 57

Part II From Versailles to Copenhagen

9 Peace, Prosperity, and Collapse 67

10 The Rise of Communism and Fascism 73

11 The Anticolonial Struggle 81

12 Global War and the Postwar Liberal System 85

13 The Cold War from 1947 to 1968 93

14 The Cold War from 1969 to 1991 113

15 The Post-Cold War World 131

16 The Post-September 11 World 139

17 The Faustian Dilemma 145

Notes 153

Index 173

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