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Published: 27 April 2017

176 Pages | 42 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198779551

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Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Fourth Edition

Manfred B. Steger

Very Short Introductions

  • Completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field of global studies
  • Shows how the transformative powers of globalization reach deeply into the political, cultural, technological, and ecological dimensions of contemporary social life
  • Explores the ideological aspects of globalization - looking at political movements both for and against globalization
  • Includes discussion of contemporary issues such as the rise of ISIL and related radical Islamist groups like Boko Haram, new waves of civil wars in Syria/Iraq/Yemen/Nigeria, and the EU fiscal crisis
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over eight million copies sold

New to this Edition:

  • Considers the growing power of a 'women & education centered discourse' in the Muslim world embodied by Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousefzai
  • Analyses the intensification of surveillance and the Edward Snowden affair
  • Discusses the so-called 'decline of the US' and the 'rise of the rest' (especially China and India)
  • Includes a new section on the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones
  • Considers the impact of social networking technology, and also new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex change
  • Analyses the Ebola crisis in West Africa

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