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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Civilizations connect and improve with influence from the outside, and with modern technology, globalization surrounds us completely in Manfred B.
In other words, his dress reflects the contemporary processes of fragmentation and cross-fertilization that globalization scholars call ‘hybridization’ – the mixing of different cultural forms and styles facilitated by global economic and cultural exchanges. First, I want to thank my colleagues and friends at the Globalization Research Center at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa introvuction their consistent support of my research agenda.
This strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity requires students of globalization to familiarize themselves with literatures on subjects that have often been studied in isolation from each other. Jan 09, Rhythima intrkduction it liked it Shelves: These developments, in turn, caused the further expan- sion of industry. Open Preview See a Problem?
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Steger includes many more examples, with fantastic citations that firmly define each as they appear today. This book was definitely interesting. It had a lot of data about money, people and much more. Huge transnational corporations, powerful international economic institutions, and large regional trading systems have emerged as the major building blocs of the 21st century’s global economic order. Lost interest but finished.
Uncle Sam’s War of and the Origins of Globalization. However, not only was the perceived ‘damage’ already done, but segments of the tape – including the full text of bin Introduchion statement – could be viewed online by anyone with access to a computer and a modem. This disastrous result was only nar- rowly averted by a combination of international bail-out packages and the immediate sale of Southeast Asian com- mercial wteger to foreign corporate investors at rock-bottom prices.
In a nutshell, this thoughtful group of sceptics contends that even a cursory look at history suggests that there is not much that is ‘new1 about contemporary globalization. Shogt growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a manfrred of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to have accelerated in the last few decades. As territorial divisions are becoming increasingly irrelevant, states are even less capable of determining the direction of social life within their borders.
Within hours, the cur- rency lost a third of its value, robbing ordinary people of the fruits of their labour.
The various sections of the programme were mainly directed at countries with large foreign debts remaining from the s and s. Most importantly, however, structural adjustment programmes rarely produce the desired result of’developing’ debtor societies, because aa cuts in public spending translate into fewer social programmes, reduced educational opportunities, more environmental pollution, and greater poverty for the vast majority of people.
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In the long run, the McDonaldization of the world amounts to the imposition of uniform standards that eclipse human creativity and dehumanize social relations. Sign in to annotate.
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Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. It is no coincidence that this programme is called the Washington Consensus’, for, from the outset, the United States has been the dominant power in the IMF and the World Bank.
This is the question most frequently raised in discussions on the subject of cultural globalization. Does globalization create new forms of inequality and hierarchy?
For example, the European Community began in with French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman’s modest plan to create a supranational institution charged with regulating French and German coal and steel production.
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Please subscribe or login to access full text content. Yet, Wilson’s commitment to the nation-state coexisted with his internationalist dream of establishing a global system of collective security under the auspices of a new international organization, the League of Nations.
But these manifestations of sameness are also evident inside the dominant countries of the global North. Aided by new technology and economic deregulation, terrorist cells sprang up in dozens of nations on all five continents, ultimately turning Al Qaeda into a global terrorist network capable of planning and executing attacks on a manfed unimaginable scale.
The book starts excellently, defining and explaining the basic idea of globalization intelligently and clearly in chapters 1 through 5.
Globalization: A Very Short Introduction
The bit on “religious globalism” is incredibly short and superficial and hinges on the idea of Al-Qaeda as a single shot organization, apparently ignorant of the considerable number gy specialists who view it as a network of small groups that are rather loosely affiliated to one another.
It is by its nature a dynamic topic. Bush effectively pronounced dead the Westphalian model by announcing the birth of a ‘new world order’ whose leaders no longer respected the idea that cross-border wrongful acts were a matter concerning only those states affected.
Aug 23, Avani rated it it was ok. Such a comprehensive intellectual enterprise may well lead to the rehabilitation of the academic generalist whose status, for too long, has been overshadowed by the specialist.