The term 'globalization' generally refers to the homogenization of cultures across the world due to Western encroachment. However, as this book explains, the process is far more subtle, complex and uneven. Taking as its starting point the fundamental question of whether globalization exists, Living with Globalization provides a lively discussion of one of the most used and abused concepts in the twenty-first century. If globalization is a valid construct, it manifests itself in lived experience, not in abstract theories. Examining the ways in which globalization is contributing to patterns of conflict, Living with Globalization explores a variety of case studies, ranging from 9/11 to identity formation. The book reveals the complex ramifications of globalization on society, government and everyday lives.
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About the Author
Paul Hopper is Senior Lecturer in the School of Historical and Critical Studies, University of Brighton.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Globalization and Complexity * Globalization and the Third Way * Globalization and Conflict in Contemporary Europe * Globalization, Cosmopolitanism and the European Union * Globalization, Al-Qaeda and Global Terror * China and Globalization * The United States and Globalization * Conclusion: Living with Globalization