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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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Markets have extended their reach around the world, in the process creating new linkages among national economies. Return to Book Page. Chased around the globe by its burning desire for ever-expanding markets for its products, the bourgeoisie has no choice but settle everywhere; cultivate everywhere; establish connections everywhere.

The ecological dimension globalizaton globalization 7. Gigantic shopping malls have emerged on all continents, offering those consumers who can afford it commodities from all regions of the world – including products whose various components were manufactured in different countries. Aug 17, Thomas rated it liked it. At the same time, however, the definition of globalization we arrived at in the previous chapter stresses the dynamic nature of the phenomenon.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

At its core, then, globalization is about shifting mnafred of human contact. David Held, Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics Globalization as a concept refers both to the compression of the world and the intensification of consciousness of the world as a whole. Within hours, the cur- rency lost a third of its value, robbing ordinary people of the fruits of their labour.


Rather, they suggest that these processes have been unfolding for snort. Moreover, we could easily imagine different social manifestations of globality: The future of globalization References Further Reading Index.

Sign in to annotate. Democracy cannot exist in a vacuum, it needs a culture to back it up. 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. Yet, the lack of a firm disciplinary home also contains great opportunity. Thousands of workers – mostly from low-wage countries in the global South – constitute the driving force behind Timex’s global production process.

The Remaking of Social Contracts. I didn’t find it too negative, I though it reflects reallity and as the author say it’s is own view. Ventures that will connect the stock exchanges in New York, London, Frankfurt, and Tokyo are at the advanced planning stage.

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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. These are the chapters that argue for the reason this subject is so very important.

Well written, properly cited, and with a balanced review of both positive and cynical takes on the subject. The cultural dimension of globalization.

The Internet relays distant information in mere seconds, and satellites provide consumers with real-time pictures of remote events. On the regional level, there has been an extraordinary proliferation of multilateral organizations and agreements. At the end of the day, I haven’t learnt nearly as much about globalization from this book as I’d hoped to.


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

However, my sceptical perspective on the nature and the effects of contemporary forms of globalization should not be intorduction as a blanket rejection of the phenomenon itself. In the long run, the McDonaldization of the world amounts to the imposition of uniform standards that eclipse human creativity and dehumanize social relations.

This fleeting mode of social interaction changed dramatically about 10, years ago when humans took the crucial step of producing their own food. Despite the manny negative reviews of this book I read I found it concise and interesting.

Steger born is Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. They are written by experts, and have been published in more than 25 languages worldwide. But it would be a grave mistake to cling to a one-sided understanding of globalization. For a book meant to be an introduction to globalization, Steger sure loves putting his own thoughts and opinions alongside the actual facts.