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Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Fifth Edition

Manfred B. Steger

May 2020

ISBN: 9780198849452

184 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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'Globalization' is one of the defining buzzwords of our time, describing a variety of accelerating economic, political, and cultural processes that constantly change our experience of the world. The fifth edition of this Very Short Introduction provides an exploration of both the causes and effects of the phenomenon.

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'Globalization' is one of the defining buzzwords of our time, describing a variety of accelerating economic, political, and cultural processes that constantly change our experience of the world. The fifth edition of this Very Short Introduction provides an exploration of both the causes and effects of the phenomenon.

  • 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
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold

New to this edition

  • Engages with the current populist challenges to globalization
  • Offers a balanced appraisal of the current status of globalization - both the idea and the process
  • Discusses the rapid evolution of new technologies, and their impact on globalization

About the Author(s)

Manfred B. Steger, Professor of Sociology, University of Hawai'i-Manoa & Global Professorial Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University

Manfred B. Steger is Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa and Global Professorial Fellow at Western Sydney University. He also served as a globalization consultant for the U.S. Department of State. He is the author or editor of twenty-seven books on globalization and social theory, including The Rise of the Global Imaginary (Oxford University Press, 2008); the award-winning Globalisms: Facing the Populist Challenge, 4th ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020); and Globalization Matters: Engaging the Global in Unsettled Times (with Paul James, Cambridge University Press, 2019).

Table of Contents

    Preface to the fifth edition
    List of abbreviations
    List of illustrations
    List of maps
    List of figures
    1:What is globalization?
    2:Globalization in history
    3:The economic dimension of globalization
    4:The political dimension of globalization
    5:The cultural dimension of globalization
    6:The ecological dimension of globalization
    7:Ideological confrontations over globalization
    8:The future of globalization
    References
    Index

Reviews

"Updated fifth edition explores the history and impact of globalization, highlighting new developments in the advancing of climate change, the presidency of Donald Trump, and the Mexico–US border." - Journal of Economic Literature (Volume 59, no. 1)

"(Review from previous edition) This work is concise and accessible and to be recommended to a general audience seeking to gain a first overview of the broad and complex dynamics connected to the term "globalization."" - Dominic Sachsenmaier, The American Historical Review