Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

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Oxford University Press, UK, Mar 27, 2003 - Political Science - 176 pages
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Offers a stimulating introduction to globalization and its varying impacts across, between, and within societies. It is a highly readable book that contributes to a better understanding of the crucial aspects and dimensions of the developments and transformations that go by the name of globalization. - ;'Globalization' has become the buzz-word of our time. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to have accelerated in the last few decades. Rather than forcing such a complex social phenomenon into a single conceptual framework, Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life. In addition to explaining the various dimensions of globalization, the author explores whether globalization should be considered a 'good' or 'bad' thing - a question that has been hotly debated in classrooms, boardrooms, and on the streets. -

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Manfred B. Steger is Associate Professor Politics and Government at Illinois State University and Affiliate Faculty Member at the Globalization Research Center of the University of Hawai'i-Manoa. His academic fields of expertise include theories and ideologies of globalization, comparative political and social theory, theories of non-violence, and international politics. His most recent publications include Globalism: The New Market Ideology, Gandhi's Dilemma: Nonviolent Principles and Nationalist Power, Violence and its Alternatives: An Interdisciplinary Reader, and The Quest for Evolutionary Socialism: Eduard Bernstein and Social Democracy.

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