Manfred Steger, professor of Global Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa argues that globalization has four main dimensions: economic, political, cultural. For many scholars and political activists, “globalization” encompasses a variety of Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, In this fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such .

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After all, the existence of patterns of rising interdependence in the global North does reflect a partial globalization trend, one that is likely to have significant impacts on other regions of the world. The contemporary era is an era of convergence, with people coming together through deregulated economic and ICT systems.

Anyway, as for the text, I loved the topic, but it did seem pretty obvious at times: Is contemporary globalization a ‘good’ or a ‘bad’ thing?

Ultimately evolving from the Westphalian states system, the sovereign, territorial nation-state had emerged by as globalisaation modern container of social life. Medical and Healthcare Law.

As he directs his words of contempt for the United Hlobalisation and its allies at his hand-held microphone, his retreating sleeve exposes a stylish sports watch. Very Short Introductions Book 86 Paperback: Cohen and Krysten Connon.

Today, ordinary citizens in Southeast Asia are still suffering from the devastating social and political consequences of that economic meltdown. Full legal membership of these organizations is open to Map 4.

1. Globalization: a contested concept – Very Short Introductions

Broswimmer, a wonderful friend and hard-working research specialist at the Globalization Research Center in Honolulu, deserves special recognition. As the Spanish sociologist Manuel Castells has pointed out, the current rise of the global ‘network society’ would not have been possible without a technological revolution – one that has been powered chiefly by the rapid development of new information and transportation technologies.


Of the sizeable territorial units that arose during this period, only the Andes civilizations of South America managed to grow into the mighty Inca Empire without the benefits of either the wheel or the written word.

Although some major island groups in the Pacific and the Atlantic were not inhabited until relatively recent times, the truly global dispersion of our species was finally achieved.

During the s, new satellite systems and fibre-optic cables provided the nervous system of Internet-based technologies that further accelerated the liberalization of financial transactions.

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Daring to resist powerful governmental controls, economic entrepreneurs and their academic counterparts began to spread a philosophy of individualism and rational self-interest that glorified the virtues of an idealized capitalist system supposedly based upon the providential workings of the free market and its ‘invisible hand’.

Bretton Woods globaliation set the institutional foundations for the establishment of three new international economic organizations.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Throughout this book we will consider possible answers to these crucial questions. He also served as a globalization consultant for the U.

Let us briefly examine these important features. Indeed, the network’s market share ateger even further as a result of the dramatic reduction in the price and size of satellite dishes. Although Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants were then hiding in a remote region of the country, they obviously possessed the hi-tech equipment needed to record the statement.

Dimensions of globalization

Today’s financial markets stretch around the globe, and electronic trading occurs around the clock. Indeed, like ‘modernization’ and other verbal nouns that end in the suffix ‘-ization’, the term ‘globalization’ suggests a sort of dynamism best captured by the notion of’development’ or ‘unfolding’ along discernible patterns.


On the surface, these principles appear to be rational in their attempts to offer efficient and predictable ways of serving people’s needs. Moreover, Al Qaeda members clearly enjoyed immediate access to sophisticated information and telecommunication networks that kept them informed – globalusation real-time – of relevant international developments.

The social forces behind these competing accounts of globalization seek to endow this relatively new buzzword with norms, values, and meanings that not only legitimate and advance specific power interests, but also shape the personal and collective identities of billions of people.

As a consequence, TNCs have become extremely important players that influence the economic, political, and social globalisatioon of globalisaton nations. Living in the Crosshairs David S. Moreover, he dedicates one chapter to showing that globalization is by no means a NEW phenomenon: This new neoliberal economic order received further legitimation with the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

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2. Globalization and history: is globalization a new phenomenon? – Very Short Introductions

Publications Pages Publications Pages. Aided by new technology and economic deregulation, terrorist cells sprang up in dozens of nations on all five continents, ultimately turning Al Qaeda into a global terrorist network capable of planning and executing attacks on a heretofore unimaginable scale.

In the last few years, the public debate over the alleged benefits and drawbacks of free trade reached a feverish pitch as wealthy Northern countries have increased their efforts to establish a single global market through regional and international trade-liberalization agreements such NAFTA and GATT.