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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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. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

Thus will we avoid the blunder that kept glkbalization blind men from appreciating the multidimensional nature of the elephant. Promotion of foreign direct investment; 8. Globqlization operation for almost three decades, the Bretton Woods regime contributed greatly to the establishment of what some observers have called the ‘golden age of controlled capitalism’.

Brand name packaged goods like Coca-Cola drinks, Campbell soups, Singer sewing machines, and Remington typewriters made their first appearance. The greatest challenge facing today’s globalization researcher lies, therefore, in connecting and synthesizing the various strands of knowledge in a vefy that does justice to the increasingly fluid and interdependent nature of our postmodern world.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in sharpening their discourse on global political, economic, and cultural movements, and especially to those engaged in actions to seek to resist imperial and market globalism, and believe that a better world is possible.

A Very Short Introduction. However, my sceptical perspective on the nature and the effects of contemporary forms of globalization should not be interpreted as a blanket rejection of the phenomenon itself.

It, far from empowering people, is creating a new kind of serfdom, completely opposite to its supposed aim of democratic transparency, accountability and egalitarianism.

It stresses that there is no single definition of globalisation, and that the topic is multifaceted, consisting of an economic, political, cultural, and ideological dimension, each of which the author discusses in turn.

It is one thing to acknowledge the existence of powerful homogenizing tendencies in the world, but it is quite another to majfred that the cultural diversity existing on our planet is destined to vanish.

The eastward expansion of the European Union. In this fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex change in the media.


Skip to main content. The Internet relays distant information in mere seconds, and satellites provide consumers with real-time pictures of remote events.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction – Manfred B. Steger – Oxford University Press

This is the first book from Oxford’s Very Short Introduction series that I’ve read cover-to-cover, so I can’t say for sure what issues are typical of the series, and steer are specific to this particular work.

Even globbalization scholars who agree that globalization is best thought of as a singular process clash with each other over which aspect of social life constitutes the primary domain of the phenomenon. Publications Pages Publications Introductio. Finally, the General Agreement on Globwlization and Trade was established in as a global trade organization charged with fashioning and enforcing multilateral trade agreements.

Roving bands of nomads lost out to settled tribes, chiefdoms, and, ultimately, powerful states based on agricultural food production. When I pick up a book meant for a short introduction – I assume it to be loaded with facts from history, present and maybe some expected trends. Although there have been serious attempts by some countries to resist these forces of’cultural imperialism’ – for example, a ban on satellite dishes in Iran, and the French imposition of tariffs and quotas on imported film and television – the spread of American popular culture seems to be unstoppable.

Mar 17, Nigel Bamber rated it really liked it Shelves: As a result, eco- nomic output fell, unemployment increased, and wages plummeted.

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Their efforts were aided by such innovations as mechanized printing, introductiin wind and water mills, extensive postal systems, revised maritime technologies, and advanced navigation techniques. Rivalling nation-states in their economic power, these corporations control much of the world’s investment capital, technology, and access to international markets.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us. The ongoing academic quarrel over which dimension contains the essence of globalization represents a postmodern version of the parable of the blind men and the elephant. It was concise and an excellent resource for quickly finding information as a starting point of the concepts covered in a Globalization course.

Global Crises and the Challenges of the 21st Century. Bretton Woods also set the institutional foundations for the establishment of three new international economic organizations.

Mar 14, Jamie rated it liked it Shelves: For Barber, McWorld is a product of a superficial American popular culture assembled in the s and s, driven by expansionist commercial interests. A Very Short Introduction. Existing mechanisms of state control over international capital movements made possible full employment and the expansion of the welfare state.


In fact, the pale colours of bin Laden’s mottled combat dress betrayed its Russian origins, suggesting that he wore the jacket as a symbolic reminder of the fierce guerrilla war waged by him and other Islamic militants against the Soviet occupation forces in Afghanistan during the s. Fourth, the creation, expansion, and intensification of social interconnections and interdependencies do not occur merely on an objective, material level.

Public Policy in the ‘Asian Century’. Indeed, the network’s market share increased even further as a result of the dramatic reduction in the price and size of satellite dishes. Maybe the purpose was to provide more information about certain things in case people wanted to know more. The New York Stock Exchange. In this earliest phase of globalization, contact among thousands of hunter and gatherer bands spread all over the world was geographically limited and mostly coincidental. Anyway, I belive the portuguese influence in the new discoveries of the XVI century and it’s importanc Despite the manny negative reviews of this book I read I found it concise and interesting.

Steger looks at its causes and effects, syeger whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of gloalization, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. Account Options Sign in. However, as the IMF demanded even stronger austerity measures in return for new loans, the Argentine economy went sour. ontroduction

Many governments seek to restrict population flows, particularly those originating in the poor countries of the global South. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Lost interest but finished. 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.

As Anthony Giddens notes in his definition, the intensification of worldwide social relations means that local happenings are shaped by events occurring far away, and vice versa. The early modern period The term ‘modernity’ has become associated with the 18th-century European Enlightenment project of developing objective science, achieving a universal form of morality and law, and liberating rational modes of thought and social organization from the perceived irrationalities of myth, religion, and political tyranny.

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