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Published: 04 April 2013

176 Pages | 16 illustrations and 7 figures


ISBN: 9780199662661

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Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Third Edition

Manfred Steger

Very Short Introductions

  • Completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in the field of global studies
  • Unlike many other introductions to the subject, this short book looks beyond simple explanations of globalization as a purely economic phenomenon
  • 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
  • Discusses the role of social networking in the process of cultural globalization
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series

New to this Edition:

  • Thoroughly updated - incorporating all the major global developments in the past few years
  • Incorporates the major world events of the past few years - the 2008-2010 global financial crisis; the 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster; the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden; and the on-going revolutions in the Middle East
  • Considers the rise of social networking such as Facebook and Twitter