The Age of Global Transformations: The Human Dimension

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Akadémiai Kiadó, 2001 - Business & Economics - 217 pages
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This book is the result of a research project in the framework of the Institute for World Economics on the different aspects of globalization. The volume is focusing on the human dimensions of transformation in the early years of the 21st century. In every couple of centuries of human history, at least of the Western world, there was a comprehensive radical socio-economic change characterized as transformation with profound influence on political, economic and social structures. New interests and values emerged, institutions were replaced, relations rearranged. Much has been written over the years on transformations. At the beginning of the 21st century there is however a rare coincidence of profound transformations in a number of areas, in population dynamics, in human settlements, in science and technology, economics, social structures, in the role and functions of the states and in the global power structure. This study looks at the new global interactions mainly in terms of the hum

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Contents

Foreword
7
CONCEPTS AND REALITIES OF WORLD ORDERS
29
INTERNATIONALISATION INTERDEPENDENCE
42
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Mihaly Simai is director of the World Institute of Development Economics Research of the United Nations University and the former director of the Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His earlier books on the subject of global change include "Toward the Third Millennium; Interdependence and Conflicts in the World Economy;" and "Global Power Structure, Technology, and World Economy.

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