‘Globalization’ has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time – a term that This Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction has been updated with developments Manfred B. Steger, author Professor of Sociology, University of Hawai’i-Manoa. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a third edition, Manfred Steger, author Professor of Political Science at the University of.

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Globalization: A Very Short Introduction by Manfred B. Steger

Jun 12, Eitental rated it liked it Shelves: Arts and Humanities Archaeology. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Global crises and the future of globalization End Matter References Index. Useless introduction to globalization. See 1 question about Globalization…. I feel that in the end, it was in-fact, “The End” that really delighted me. We have now seen the clear rise of a new political force on the right, not religiously motivated, that is against aspects of market globalism, as defined in this book, and against aspects of justice gl Considers a lot of the main concepts involved in this process.

Steger’s won the Michael Harrington Award with his study on Globalism: This often leads to their rallying against immigration and appealing to nationalism. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription. Jan 09, Rhythima rated it liked it Shelves: The ecological dimension of globalization 7. I don’t feel comfortable giving books like this a star rating.

Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code. Refresh and try again. At the end of the day, I haven’t learnt nearly as much about globalization from this book as I’d hoped to.


The political and economic elite, and their minions including economists and the mediaare hell-bent on spreading a false narrative A well-written and generally satisfactory introduction to the topic. Is it good or bad?

Earth Sciences and Geography. The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. However, like the left, they also criticize the power of the corporate elite and the negative effects globalization is having on the average domestic worker i.

A Century of War: Not terrible though, because he does also outline globalizaation globalization is all about, so I suppose in a snort way, he achieved the aims of the book.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

But neither is it simply religious, nationalistic or whatever. He is the author or editor of twenty-five books on globalization and the history of political ideas, introductlon The Rise of the Global Imaginary: The economic dimension of globalization 4.

The rest of the book could’ve dug deeper or raised some questions of importance in the particular subjects that the chapters address economics, political, cultural, ecological. Steger in the beginning affects a neutral voice, but this gives way to some fairly explicit suort in the last two chapters. The author frequently criticizes the “Washington Consensus”, but doesn’t get outside the box and ask the difficult, indepen Short History of Globalizzation Interesting idea. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes politics, government issues, economics, and human nature.


Both of these issues are really inexcusable in a very short introduction.

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Well written, properly cited, and with a balanced review of both positive and cynical takes on the subject. The interesting thing is comparing the CIA to the KGB, and seeing how ever creeping government secrecy to defend against the enemy of the moment has eroded our civil rights. I learned far more reading these four than I did while reading books like “globalization: What Mnfred called my own anti-globalization was really more like justice globalism.

This is where we find globalizatjon now, inafter Brexit and Trump becoming president of the US.

America’s Fate in the Coming Era of Chinese Hegemony concerning the long term impact of American “one directional free trade” with East Asia, a battle that the west has been loosing for decades, but with globbalization scale of China’s massive population, the west will not be able to absorb the losses the way we have previously.

The bias in favor of globalisation as a good thing is clear, but this was no surprise to me. Explaining why our historical understanding of possibility doesn’t account for the unprecedented.

Selected pages Title Page. The cultural dimension of globalization 6. Jan 14, Esther rated it it was ok Shelves: