Globalization: The Basics
Routledge – 2013 – 224 pages
Series: The Basics
Globalization: The Basics is a concise introduction to a mysterious social force – a force which means that the world is more connected than ever before and yet is also held by some to be responsible for environmental degradations, global poverty and epidemic malnutrition. This book will help readers to rethink the worlds that even their parents and teachers, their favorite politicians or top forty artists, their prospective bosses or customers may not understand. Globalization is about a rapidly changing world. Worlds have always changed, but never have they changed so rapidly and mysteriously as today. Globalization: The Basics, in a word, is meant to enhance the reader’s sense of the methods needed first to understand, then to act, then to live with those mysteries. Topics to be covered include:
By answering these questions and many more, Globalization: The Basics provides an engaging and thought-provoking introduction to anyone interested in learning more about the workings of the modern world.
1. What is Globalization and Why Must We Deal with it? 2. Origins of Globalization: From the Pharaohs to the Colonizers 3. The Modern World-System: From Empires to Capitalists 4. Why 1990? When and Why Globalization Became the Crisis of Our Time 5. Theories, Stories, and Facts: How Globalization Alters the Way People Live 6. Global Methods: Measuring the Odds for a Good Life on a Global Scale