Offers a stimulating introduction to globalization and its varying impacts across, a single conceptual framework, Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a third edition, Manfred Steger, author Professor of Political Science at the University of. Globalization has ratings and 75 reviews. Ahmad said: Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #86), Manfred B. StegerFor.
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The world consists of, and is divided into, sovereign territorial states which recognize no superior authority. We appreciate your feedback. The sale of the island of Manhattan in So far, they’re fantastic.
Arguing that cultural globalization always takes place in local contexts, Robertson rejects the cultural homogenization thesis and speaks instead of’glocalization’ – a complex interaction of the global and local characterized by cultural borrowing. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. A closer look at its history reveals some of the early dynamics of globalization.
It failed to do even that!! The availability of cheap labour, resources, and favourable production conditions in the global South has enhanced corporate mobility and profitability. As for the third, I think the author could have given it zhort better name.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The internationalization of trade and finance Many people associate economic globalization with the controversial issue of free trade.
I’d recommend this to anyone who like me is interested in knowing more but not dedicated introductiion to buy a full page book on globalism.
As noted in Chapter 2, expansive civilizational exchanges are much older than modernity. 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 I liked this book because in pages I was able to clearly understand more about globalization and the forces that propel or thwart globalization.
In order to prevent the complete financial and social collapse of his nation, Eduardo Duhalde, the country’s fifth president in only two weeks, fur- ther limited people’s access to their savings deposits and decoupled the peso from the dollar. The ancient Buddhist parable of the blind scholars and their encounter with the elephant helps to illustrate the nature of the evry controversy over the various dimensions of globalization.
Roland Robertson, Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh Globalization compresses the time and space aspects of social relations. To argue that globalization refers to a set of social processes propelling us towards the condition of globality may eliminate the danger of circular definitions, but it gives us only one defining characteristic of globalizztion process: However, overall I feel that the book fails in its aim to provide a very short introduction to this complex stege, due firstly globalizatino Steger’s unconcealed bias and secondly to the fact that it often feels like the work was quite hastily put together, with considerable filler.
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Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription. It definitely helped having graphs, pictures and charts. The most extensive of these trade routes was the Silk Road. While helpful in explaining the intricacies of international trade policy, global financial markets, worldwide flows of goods, services, and labour, transnational corporations, offshore financial centres, foreign direct investment, and the new international economic institutions, such narrow accounts often leave the general reader with a shallow understanding of globalization as primarily an economic phenomenon.
A Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a manrfed edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Unleashed on developing countries in the s, eteger set of neoliberal policies is often referred to as the Washington Consensus’. Although some major island groups in the Pacific and the Atlantic were not inhabited until relatively recent times, the truly global dispersion of our species was finally achieved.
The advance of deregulation and liberalization, O A number of less optimistic commentators have challenged the idea that political globalization is moving in the direction of cosmopolitan democracy. By the early s, national joint stock companies like the Dutch and British East India companies were founded for the express purpose of setting up profitable overseas trade posts.
Other editions – View shoort Globalization: Optimistic hyperglobalizers agree with their pessimistic colleagues that cultural globalization generates more sameness, but they consider this outcome to be a good thing. But it is less clear whether the profits resulting from free trade have been distributed fairly within and among countries.
You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Steger born is Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The rest of the book could’ve dug deeper or raised some questions of importance in the particular subjects that vwry chapters address economics, political, cultural, ecological. It is by its nature a dynamic topic.
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As we noted in our previous discussion of Osama bin Laden, such processes of hybridization have become most visible in fashion, music, dance, film, food, and language. Our brief deconstruction of some of the central images on the videotape makes it easier to understand why the seemingly anachronistic images of an antimodern terrorist in front of an Afghan cave do, in fact, capture some essential dynamics of globalization.
As images and ideas can be more easily and rapidly transmitted from one place to another, they profoundly impact the way people experience their everyday lives. Here is a final example. However, as the IMF demanded even stronger austerity measures in return for new loans, the Argentine economy went sour. The bit on “religious globalism” is incredibly short and superficial and hinges on the idea of Al-Qaeda as a single centralized organization, apparently ignorant of the considerable number of specialists who view it as a network of small groups that are rather loosely affiliated to one another.
In other words, investors are betting on commodities or currency rates that do not yet exist.
Broad in scope, concise in examples, eye-opening in context and very instructive in content. Before we respond to these questions in more detail, let us briefly consider the main features of the modern nation-state system. In this context, it is important to bear in mind that my chronology does not necessarily imply a linear unfolding of history, nor does it advocate a conventional Eurocentric perspective of world history.
As Roland Robertson notes in his definition, globalization processes also involve the subjective plane of human consciousness. While the emergence of the Westphalian model did not eclipse the transnational character of vast imperial domains overnight, it nonetheless gradually strengthened a new conception of international law based on the principle that all states had an equal right to self-determination.
What I called my own anti-globalization was really more like justice globalism.