Globalization

Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted system encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life.

Author: Manfred B. Steger

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402768788

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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For many scholars and political activists, “globalization” encompasses a variety of economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental practices that have accelerated in the last few decades. Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted system encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life. In addition to unpacking the term’s various dimensions, he investigates whether globalization is “good” or “bad”: a question hotly debated in classrooms, boardrooms, and on the streets.

Globalization and American Popular Culture

Series Editors Manfred B. Steger University of Hawai'i–Ma ̄noa and Western
Sydney University and Terrell Carver University of Bristol “Globalization” has
become the buzzword of our time. But what does it mean? Rather than forcing a ...

Author: Lane Crothers

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781538142691

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Page: 320

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Now in a fully updated edition, this concise book explores the ways American movies, TV, music, fast food, sports, gaming, and fashion influence globalization. Projecting the future impact of popular culture, from both the United States and elsewhere, Crothers makes a powerful argument for its central role in shaping global politics and economies.

The Psychology of Globalization

We have provided some initial work suggesting that globalization affects the way
we think and act, building upon research that demonstrates the relation between
globalization and consumerism. Various definitions of globalization have in ...

Author: Gerhard Reese

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128121092

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

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The Psychology of Globalization: Identity, Ideology, and Action underpins the necessity to focus on the psychological dimensions of globalization. Overviewing the theory and empirical research as it relates to globalization and psychology, the book focuses on two key domains: social identity and collective action, and political ideology and attitudes. These provide frameworks for addressing four specific topics: (a) environmental challenges, (b) consumer culture, (c) international security, and (d) transnational migration and intra-national cultural diversification. Arguing that individual social representation and behavior are altered by globalizing processes while they simultaneously contribute to these processes, the authors explore economic, political and cultural dimensions. Discusses how globalization affects our social identity and relations to people from other cultures Examines how individuals and groups influence processes of globalization through consumer choice Investigates how people deal with global challenges, such as climate change, mass migration and security issues Discusses terrorism in globalized culture Covers the environmental crises and our responses to them

The Globalization of R D and Innovation

The Globalization of R & D and Innovation : Scale , Drivers , Consequences , and
Policy Options This document is being submitted by the staff of the U . S . House
of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology , for the information ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007)

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000063521504

Category: Competition, International

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Globalization a Very Short Introduction

1 Globalization in history 18 The economic dimension of globalization 38 The
political dimension of globalization 64 The cultural dimension of globalization 83
The ecological dimension of globalization 95 Ideological confrontations over ...

Author: Manfred B. Steger

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198849452

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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We live today in an interconnected world in which ordinary people can became instant online celebrities to fans thousands of miles away, in which religious leaders can influence millions globally, in which humans are altering the climate and environment, and in which complex social forces intersect across continents. This is globalization. In the fifth edition of his bestselling Very Short Introduction Manfred B. Steger considers the major dimensions of globalization: economic, political, cultural, ideological, and ecological. He looks at its causes and effects, and engages with the hotly contested question of whether globalization is, ultimately, a good or a bad thing. From climate change to the Ebola virus, Donald Trump to Twitter, trade wars to China's growing global profile, Steger explores today's unprecedented levels of planetary integration as well as the recent challenges posed by resurgent national populism. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Prime Movers of Globalization

According to this definition , some kinds of globalization are as old as recorded
history itself , and Cunliffe's ( 2008 ) examination of European prehistory shows
that the existence of significant longdistance trade connections could extend that
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Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262518765

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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The story of how diesel engines and gas turbines, used to power cargo ships and jet airplanes, made today's globally integrated economy possible. The many books on globalization published over the past few years range from claims that the world is flat to an unlikely rehabilitation of Genghis Khan as a pioneer of global commerce. Missing from these accounts is a consideration of the technologies behind the creation of the globalized economy. What makes it possible for us to move billions of tons of raw materials and manufactured goods from continent to continent? Why are we able to fly almost anywhere on the planet within twenty-four hours? In Prime Movers of Globalization, Vaclav Smil offers a history of two key technical developments that have driven globalization: the high-compression non-sparking internal combustion engines invented by Rudolf Diesel in the 1890s and the gas turbines designed by Frank Whittle and Hans-Joachim Pabst von Ohain in the 1930s. The massive diesel engines that power cargo ships and the gas turbines that propel jet engines, Smil argues, are more important to the global economy than any corporate structure or international trade agreement. Smil compares the efficiency and scale of these two technologies to prime movers of the past, including the sail and the steam engine. The lengthy processes of development, commercialization, and diffusion that the diesel engine and the gas turbine went through, he argues, provide perfect examples of gradual technical advances that receive little attention but have resulted in epochal shifts in global affairs and the global economy.

Globalization

Globalization: The Reader addresses the big issues: communications and global media, political economy, cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity, new technologies, tourism, beliefs, and identity.

Author: John Benyon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415929229

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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Globalization: The Reader addresses the big issues: communications and global media, political economy, cultural homogeneity and heterogeneity, new technologies, tourism, beliefs, and identity.

Globalization

Extensively revised and updated, this second edition includes expanded coverage of human trafficking and migration, global climate change, fake news and information wars, and transnational social movements with increased emphasis on ...

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781119315209

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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A concise exploration of globalization and its role in the contemporary era Driven by technological advancements and global corporations, more and more people are swept up by globalizing processes, creating new winners and losers. Globalization: The Essentials explores the flows, structures, processes, and consequences of globalization in the modern economic, political, and cultural landscape. This comprehensive introduction offers balanced coverage of areas such as global economic and cultural flows, environmental sustainability, the impact of technology, and racial, economic, and gender inequality — providing readers with foundational knowledge of globalization. Extensively revised and updated, this second edition includes expanded coverage of human trafficking and migration, global climate change, fake news and information wars, and transnational social movements with increased emphasis on examples from Central and South America, Africa, and Asia: Offers a straightforward approach to the multiple facets of globalization and their positive and negative influences on contemporary society Employs unique metaphors and a coherent narrative structure to promote intuitive understanding of abstract concepts Introduces cutting-edge research, updated statistics, and real-world examples in areas such as rising global populism, social justice movements, blockchain technology, and cryptocurrencies Provides an efficient and flexible pedagogical structure, allowing integration with instructor’s own course material Emphasizing student comprehension, a wide range of source material is incorporated including empirical research, relevant theories, newspaper and magazine articles, and popular books and monographs. Examples of current research and recent global developments, such as emerging economies and global health concerns, encourage classroom discussion and promote independent study. Globalization: The Essentials — a compact edition of the authors’ full-sized textbook Globalization: A Basic Text — provides concise coverage of the central concepts of this dynamic field. Offering a multidisciplinary approach, this textbook is an invaluable primary or supplemental resource for undergraduate study in any social science field, as well as coursework on economics, migration, inequality and stratification, and politics.

Globalization Human Security and the African Experience

Drawing on the African experience, the book establishes the context of the security debate, sets out the relationship between globalization and security, and explores the challenges posed to the realization of security.

Author: Caroline Thomas

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1555876994

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

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Explores issues surrounding the globalization of world politics. Drawing on the African experience, the book establishes the context of the security debate, sets out the relationship between globalization and security, and explores the challenges posed to the realization of security.

Globalization and the Time space Reorganization

Explores capital mobility under globalization by studying some of its salient consequences in agriculture and food in North and South America.

Author: Alessandro Bonanno

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780857243188

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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Explores capital mobility under globalization by studying some of its salient consequences in agriculture and food in North and South America. This title probes the manner in which capital mobility alters the organization of the temporal and spatial dimensions that characterize the reproduction of capital.

Globalization

Education is at the heart of this continent of the unknown. This pathbreaking book examines how globalization and large-scale immigration are affecting children and youth, both in and out of schools.

Author: Marcelo Suarez-Orozco

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520930964

Category: Education

Page: 290

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Globalization defines our era. While it has created a great deal of debate in economic, policy, and grassroots circles, many aspects of the phenomenon remain virtual terra incognita. Education is at the heart of this continent of the unknown. This pathbreaking book examines how globalization and large-scale immigration are affecting children and youth, both in and out of schools. Taking into consideration broad historical, cultural, technological, and demographic changes, the contributors—all leading social scientists in their fields—suggest that these global transformations will require youth to develop new skills, sensibilities, and habits of mind that are far ahead of what most educational systems can now deliver. Drawing from comparative and interdisciplinary materials, the authors examine the complex psychological, sociocultural, and historical implications of globalization for children and youth growing up today. The book explores why new and broader global visions are needed to educate children and youth to be informed, engaged, and critical citizens in the new millennium. Published in association with the Ross Institute

Globalization

Globalisation is a term usually used to describe intercontinental economic, social and political; integration. This book gives a general overview of the concept of globalisation.

Author: Gary J. Wells

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1590331281

Category: Science

Page: 96

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Globalisation is a term usually used to describe intercontinental economic, social and political; integration. This book gives a general overview of the concept of globalisation. It also attempts to define globalism in relation to globalisation. Globalism is employed in this book to describe networks of interdependence functioning at multi-continental distances. Globalisation is an increase in globalism and de-globalisation is a reduction. In providing an introductory view of these networks, with an emphasis on contemporary economic factors, a goal of this work is to illustrate how policy consequences, sometimes unintended, may be dispersed via globalised networks.

Globalization Knowledge and Society

This innovative volume, drawing on papers from International Sociology, addresses key questions for all those interested either in th

Author: Martin Albrow

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803983247

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Globalization, Knowledge and Society addresses the issues involved in the development of sociology as a global discipline and the increasing interpenetration of national traditions, cultures and economies through global change. Classic issues of relativism and universalism are raised in a new context. The related problems of tensions between national sociological traditions and the international discipline are explored. Finally the book considers the transnational process of social change, particularly as exemplified in international actors such as the Green and peace movements. This innovative volume, drawing on papers from International Sociology, addresses key questions for all those interested either in th

Globalization

'Globalization' is a word that is currently much in use. This book is an attempt to show that there is far more to globalization than its surface manifestations.

Author: Zygmunt Bauman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745656953

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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'Globalization' is a word that is currently much in use. This book is an attempt to show that there is far more to globalization than its surface manifestations. Unpacking the social roots and social consequences of globalizing processes, this book disperses some of the mist that surrounds the term. Alongside the emerging planetary dimensions of business, finance, trade and information flow, a 'localizing', space-fixing process is set in motion. What appears as globalization for some, means localization for many others; signalling new freedom for some, globalizing processes appear as uninvited and cruel fate for many others. Freedom to move, a scarce and unequally distributed commodity, quickly becomes the main stratifying factor of our times. Neo-tribal and fundamentalist tendencies are as legitimate offspring of globalization as the widely acclaimed 'hybridization' of top culture - the culture at the globalized top. A particular reason to worry is the progressive breakdown in communication between the increasingly global and extra- territorial elites and ever more 'localized' majority. The bulk of the population, the 'new middle class', bears the brunt of these problems, and suffers uncertainty, anxiety and fear as a result. This book is a major contribution to the unfolding debate about globalization, and as such will be of interest to students and professionals in sociology, human geography and cultural issues.

Globalization and Belonging

This is a book that will get us all thinking about the implications of identities in rapidly evolving international and country-by-country politics.

Author: Sheila L. Croucher

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742516792

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

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This is a book that will get us all thinking about the implications of identities in rapidly evolving international and country-by-country politics.

Globalization

In this extensively revised and restructured new edition of Globalization, Malcolm Waters provides a user-friendly introduction to the main arguments about the process, including a chapter on the critiques of the globalization thesis that ...

Author: Malcolm Waters

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415105765

Category: Cultural relations

Page: 185

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The constraints of geography are shrinking and the world is becoming a single place. Globalization and the global society are increasingly occupying the center of sociological debates. Widely discussed by journalists and a key goal for many businesses, globalization has become a buzz word in recent years. In this extensively revised and restructured new edition of Globalization, Malcolm Waters provides a user-friendly introduction to the main arguments about the process, including a chapter on the critiques of the globalization thesis that have emerged since the first edition was published.

Globalization

On the concept of globalization.

Author: Viraj P. Thacker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052337642

Category: Globalization

Page: 56

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On the concept of globalization.

Globalization and International Political Economy

Globalization and International Political Economy examines processes of globalizing capitalism and the complex politics which are emerging from it—processes and struggles which will determine the shape of our world in the 21st century.

Author: Mark Rupert

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742529436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

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The politics of globalization include nation-states pursuing power, multinational firms seeking profits for their shareholders, coalitions and networks attempting to promote particular visions of future possible worlds, resistance groups ranging from the non-violent to the murderous, and ordinary people struggling to feed their families and secure their futures in a rapidly changing world. Globalization and International Political Economy examines processes of globalizing capitalism and the complex politics which are emerging from it—processes and struggles which will determine the shape of our world in the 21st century.