Understanding Globalization: The Social Consequences of Political, Economic, and Environmental Change / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 93%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (16) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $12.67   
  • Used (14) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$12.67
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(90)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2002-08 Paperback New SECOND EDITION, BRAND NEW COPY, Perfect Shape, No Black Remainder Mark,

Ships from: La Grange, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$27.95
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(15)

Condition: New
2002 Trade paperback New. No dust jacket as issued. Still in original shrink wrap film. Glued binding. 392 p. Audience: General/trade.

Ships from: Orlando, FL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

This best-selling book examines the political, economic, and environmental changes that affect people's lives in the United States and around the world. It uses a narrative approach to explain the origins of debt crisis, democratization, and global warming, and explains how these global developments affect people everywhere. Globalization does not have uniform consequences, Robert K. Schaeffer argues, but instead has different meanings for people in diverse social and economic settings. This new edition features an explanation for the rise of China as a global economic power and a special section on the origins of September 11, which traces developments in the Middle East, from India to Israel since 1947-1948. It concludes with an analysis of the "collateral damage" associated with the attacks of September 11, 2001: invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the war on terrorism, and economic recession.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

James N. Rosenau
Globalization is a multifaceted phenomenon, and Robert Schaeffer's inquiry creatively—and yet in detail—traces both the uniformities and the diversities embedded in its dynamics.
Immanuel Wallerstein
A remarkably clear exposition of the major economic developments of the last two decades. It cuts through jargon and pap, and is therefore a great assist to serious reflection and intelligent debate for all concerned citizens.
Missiology: An International Review
Understanding Globalization is an excellent overview of the globalizing processes of the past fifty years.
Contemporary Sociology - J. Timmons Roberts
This clearly written and vastly comprehensive book is a valuable and fascinating read. . . . Schaeffer turns his gaze to topics as varied as inflation, debt crises at home and abroad, stock market booms and busts, hunger and agriculture, free trade agreements, global climate change, democratization, and the global drug trade. In nearly every case, the research is solid and the choice of details fascinating. . . . I would recommend this book for general readers . . . or mid-level courses wishing to incorporate a global perspective.
The New Republic - John B. Judis
Robert Schaeffer has taken the entire world as his subject and has made it remarkably comprehensible. I can't think of a better guide to this new world.
The New Republic
Robert Schaeffer has taken the entire world as his subject and has made it remarkably comprehensible. I can't think of a better guide to this new world.
— John B. Judis
The European Journal Of Development Research
For the purposes of teaching the book is to be highly recommended.
Missiology: An International Review
Understanding Globalization is an excellent overview of the globalizing processes of the past fifty years.
J. Timmons Roberts
This clearly written and vastly comprehensive book is a valuable and fascinating read. . . . Schaeffer turns his gaze to topics as varied as inflation, debt crises at home and abroad, stock market booms and busts, hunger and agriculture, free trade agreements, global climate change, democratization, and the global drug trade. In nearly every case, the research is solid and the choice of details fascinating. . . I would recommend this book for general readers . . . or mid-level courses wishing to incorporate a global perspective.
Booknews
In a series of studies that can be read separately or together, Schaeffer (sociology, Kansas State U.) looks closely at various phenomena that different groups and interests glorify or vilify as globalization. He pays particular attention to events in and affecting the US, not only because the US is a primary player, but also to alert American readers to impacts on them. No date is cited for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Contemporary Sociology
Praise for previous editions:
This clearly written and vastly comprehensive book is a valuable and fascinating read. . . . Schaeffer turns his gaze to topics as varied as inflation, debt crises at home and abroad, stock market booms and busts, hunger and agriculture, free trade agreements, global climate change, democratization, and the global drug trade. In nearly every case, the research is solid and the choice of details fascinating. . . . I would recommend this book for general readers . . . or mid-level courses wishing to incorporate a global perspective.
Ione DeOllos
Understanding Globalization is an exceptional book that thoroughly covers contemporary issues relating to globalization that students find extremely readable.
Lisa Benton-Short
Schaeffer presents a balanced and geographically informed perspective on the uneven outcomes of globalization. In the new edition, he has astutely included a discussion of fair trade versus free trade, a new chapter on migration and provides the context for many of the most significant global changes that confront the North and South in the twenty-first century. The book is both accessible and substantial—a rare accomplishment. It has become my 'go-to' book on globalization.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742519985
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert K. Schaeffer is professor of sociology at Kansas State University.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 Globalizing production in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan 1
2 Dollar devaluations 35
3 Fighting inflation 61
4 Debt crisis and globalization 79
5 Debt and taxes 103
6 Dictatorship and democracy 123
7 Falling commodity prices 157
8 The rise of China 193
Collateral damage : the causes and consequences of 9/11 221
9 The legacy of partition in India and Pakistan : 1947-1948 223
10 Partition in Palestine : 1948 235
11 Revolution and war in Iran and Iraq : 1978-1980 255
12 Revolution and war in Afghanistan 271
13 The aftermath of 9/11 281
14 Global climate change 293
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)