A Sociology of Globalization / Edition 1

A Sociology of Globalization / Edition 1

by Saskia Sassen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393927261

ISBN-13: 9780393927269

Pub. Date: 04/19/2006

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

This groundbreaking study focuses on the importance of place, scale, and nation to the study of globalization.
Sassen identifies two sets of processes that make up globalization: the first and more commonly studied set of processes is global institutions, from the World Trade Organization to the War Crime Tribunals; the second and less frequently explored set…  See more details below

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This groundbreaking study focuses on the importance of place, scale, and nation to the study of globalization.
Sassen identifies two sets of processes that make up globalization: the first and more commonly studied set of processes is global institutions, from the World Trade Organization to the War Crime Tribunals; the second and less frequently explored set of processes occur at the national and local level, including state monetary policy, small-scale activism that has an explicit or implicit global agenda, and local politics. Emphasizing the interplay between global and local phenomena, Sassen insightfully examines new forms and conditions such as global cities, transnational communities, and commodity chains. This unique approach to globalization offers new interpretive and analytic tools to understand the complexity of global interdependence. Sociology of Globalization is part of the Contemporary Societies series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393927269
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/19/2006
Series:
Contemporary Societies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,260,990
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction     3
Elements of a Sociology of Globalization     11
The State Confronts the Global Economy and Digital Networks     45
The Global City: Recovering Place and Social Practices     97
The Making of International Migrations     129
Emergent Global Classes     164
Local Actors in Global Politics     190
Emergent Global Formations and Research Agendas     213
Notes     241
References     261
Index     297

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