‘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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Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: Presenting globalization in accessible language as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Infidel Feminism Laura Schwartz. 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 globalism.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. See all free Kindle reading apps. USA policy is all about control over oil. As an American living and doing business in China for the last decade, ALL of my first hand experience attests to the simple truth described in Bad Samaritans and Blowback as being accurate, and everything free market related being naive of real world facts.

There is a lot of deception at the foundation of the “inevitable world is flat ” globalization popularized for the last 30 years.

Ideologies of globalization market manfrd justice globalism religious globalisms. I’m obligated to give it 1 star lol. Feb 25, Jonathan Hockey rated it liked it. Minor point to me is the strong american view of the author but, he’s american after all! The fourth is imperial globalism. His realistic syeger of globalization is a nice antidote to the cheerleading of hyperglobalizers like Thomas Friedman.

Rather than forcing such a complex social phenomenon into a single conceptual “Globalization” has become the buzz-word of our time.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

I don’t want to belive it’s due to the author’s lack of information, and if it is not, it is beased information and a strongly negative point at this. In the final chapter, he also identifies a fourth ideology that introductkon does not describe as deeply as he does the other three. Jan 02, remi d rated it it was amazing.


The ecological dimension of globalization. Civilizations connect and improve with influence from the outside, and with modern technology, globalization surrounds us completely in our everyday lives.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction by Manfred B. Steger

The universalist protectionists on the left tend to criticize the poor working conditions of both domestic and foreign workers. We have now seen stsger 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.

A Very Short Introduction. How can it be defined?

The last few years really raise some questions for his analysis. Aid on the Edge of Chaos Ben Ramalingam.

All that sort of stuff. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. Of course, we see this in the American attempts to impact market globalism, and in other ways it acts to Americanize the world. When did it begin?

Steger includes many more examples, with fantastic citations that firmly define each as they appear today. The author frequently criticizes the “Washington Consensus”, but doesn’t get outside the box and ask the difficult, independent questions. Jun 25, Selena rated it really liked it Shelves: Overall I learned a lot from the book, and was kind of surprised by how much I didn’t know about globalism.

In addition to explaining the various dimensions of globalization, the author explores whether globalization should be considered a “good” or “bad” thing–a question that has been hotly debated in classrooms, boardrooms, and on the streets. I had to read it for my university course, and to be very honest I did not enjoy reading it that much because it feels like the entire book is made up of examples instead of facts.

Academic Skip to main content. However, if you want a brief supplement to a text or other source on the subject, or if you simply want an introduction that makes a little sense of what globalization is, a peek into the historical, political and economic dimensions of the subject, I really don’t think you can go wrong with this short reference.

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In general, universalist protectionists “are concerned with protection of the environment, fair trade and international labor issues, human rights, and women’s issues.

I found the chapter on the economic aspects of globalization chapter 3 very useful. What I called my own anti-globalization was really more like justice globalism. 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.

Lastly, this one is a little bit further out therebut is a counterpoint to overall British and American foreign policy over the last years.

A well-written and generally satisfactory introduction to the topic. Globalisation influences almost every aspect of human endeavour, but this book did very well in providing a well structured overview into which more detailed readings from other sources can be fitted. 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 the scale of China’s massive population, the west will not be able to absorb the losses the way we have previously.

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The Costs and Consequences of American Empire ” is by far the best geopolitical look at globalization. True anti-globalization movements are nationalistic movements. Overall I learned a lot from the book, and was kind of surprised by how much I di So there were a lot of reviews that said that the book was heavily biased, but as someone who normally doesn’t read about economics I actually found it pretty unbiased.

Broad in scope, concise in examples, eye-opening in context and very instructive in content. I had really expected more detail on the roles hsort regional organizations, which seem to me a very important aspect of globalization, so I was quite disappointed by their scant coverage.