Globalization: The Greatest Hits, a Global Studies Reader

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Paradigm Publishers, Jun 30, 2010 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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The premier scholar of globalization studies, Manfred B. Steger, has brought together here the Sgreatest hits of the field since it emerged in the 1980s. In addition to carefully selecting and editing twenty of the most influential pieces on globalization out of a vast repertoire of writing, Steger provides an original and insightful introduction that spotlights the gist of these gems while showing how they build on one another thematically. Manageable in length and price, this Stop 20 list is perfect for all readers wanting to know how globalization has evolved and the way in which it serves as a backdrop to the current global economic crisis.

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The Emergence of Global Studies
The Globalization of Markets
Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy

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Manfred B. Stegeris Professor of Global Studies and Director of the Globalism Research Centre at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Australia. He is also Program Leader of āGlobalization and Culture,ā in the Global Cities Institute at RMIT University. In addition, he is Senior Research Fellow at the Globalization Research Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and an affiliated graduate faculty member with the University of Political Science at the University of Hawaii-Manoa.He has delivered many lectures on globalization, ideology, and non-violence in the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia. Comprised of 16 books, dozens of articles and book chapters, and numerous reviews, Professor Stegerās academic work has been cited widely in the pertinent literature. His book, Globalism: The New Market Ideology(Rowman & Littlefield 2002) won the 2003 Michael Harrington Award of the New Political Science Section of the American Political Science Association. He has been a consultant on globalization for the U.S. State Department and an advisor on a U.S. Public Television series on the rise and fall of socialism. Favorable reviews of his work have appeared in numerous academic journals including the American Political Science Reviewand International Affairs. Professor Steger serves on several editorial boards of academic journals as well as on the advisory boards of several globalization research centers around the world. He has been a recipient of research grants from many institutions, including the U.S. National Endowment of the Humanities. His latest book project is The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Political Ideologies from the French Revolution to the War on Terror(Oxford University Press 2008).

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