Manfred B. Steger is Associate Professor Politics and Government at Illinois State University and Affiliate Faculty Member at the Globalization Research Center. 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: A Very Short Introduction has been updated with developments Manfred B. Steger, author Professor of Sociology, University of Hawai’i-Manoa.

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From here onwards, things don’t really improve. Protectionist policies that put a state ahead of all others, to the state’s gain and the loss of those outside the state, are anti-globalization.

The future of globalization End Matter References Index. Other editions – View all Globalization: Table of Contents Preface to the fourth edition List of abbreviations List globalizatioon illustrations List of maps List of figures 1: 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.

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

The ecological dimension of stteger 7: Preface to the fourth edition List of abbreviations List of illustrations List of maps List of figures 1. Higher Education Skip to main content. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to have accelerated in the last few decades.

Not terrible though, because he does also outline what globalization is all about, so I suppose in a biased way, he achieved the aims of the book. It leaves us still currently in the hate-filled backlash of the justice globalists struggling to come to terms with this change.


Particularly great is chapter 2, which provides an outline of the full history of globalization which is, essen This review is of the third edition. Arts and Humanities Archaeology.

All in all, I’d say that the first five chapters could be worth giving a quick read for a limited overview of what globalization is. The economic dimension of globalization 4. He is the author or editor of twenty-five books on globalization and the history of political ideas, including The Rise of the Global Imaginary: I had heard the story before, but it fits the definition.

This Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues.

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.

According to Steger, globalization can be understood differently depending on the ideology behind the movement.

It was an interesting textbook, but still a textbook. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I’m obligated to give it 1 star lol. The author puts faces and examples to each of the ideologies, which was very helpful. He also served as a globalization consultant for the U. The book is a brief but brilliant exploration of a topic that must be of central importance to anyone concerned for global food security and, indeed, the very future of our planet.

Rather than forcing such a complex social phenomenon into a single conceptual framework, Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life.


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Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

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Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online msnfred a subscription or purchase. Description About the Author s Table of Contents Reviews Description ‘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.

In a introductuon of oversight that’s suort shocking from such a respected publisher, the brief section on the EU clearly hasn’t been updated since the edition, referring to the organization as having 15 members and stating that many post-Eastern Bloc states have submitted applications.

The author frequently criticizes the “Washington Consensus”, but doesn’t get outside the box and ask the difficult, indepen Short History of Globalization Interesting idea. Human Rights and Immigration. I learned far more reading these four than Inttroduction did while reading books like “globalization: Selected pages Title Page.

The Great Ideological Struggle of the 21st Century, 3rd ed.

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