What Is Globalization / Edition 1

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This important new book offers an engaging and challenging introduction to the thorny paths of the globalization debate.

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'The primary virtue of Beck's book lies in its helpful andcomprehensive mapping of the various contours of the broad debatesabout globalization ... As would be expected from a sociologist ofthe stature of Beck, this is a fascinating , eclectic book where anilluminating empirical example is never very far away.'Democractization

'This introduction to the thorny path of the globalizationdebate aims to clarify the ambiguities of the debate, distinguishbetween the various types of globalization, and warn the reader ofconceptual traps.' Business Horizons

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745621258
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/10/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Ulrich Beck is Professor of Sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich.

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Table of Contents



Vitual Tax-Payers.

The National State Caught between World Economy andIndividualization: What is to be Done?.

The Globalization Shock: A Belated Discussion.

Part I: Dimensions, Controversies, Definitions: .

1. The World Horizon Opens Up: On the Sociology ofGlobalization.

2. Transnational Civil Society: How a Cosmopolitan Vision isEmerging.

3. Contours of World Society: Rival Perspectives.

Part II: Perspectives:.

4. Errors of Globalism.

5. Responses to Globalization.

6. Europe and Globalization.

Conclusion: Decline a la Carte: The Brazilianization ofEurope.

Further Reading.


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