Manfred B. Steger is Associate Professor Politics and Government at Illinois State University and Affiliate Faculty Member at the Globalization Research Center. 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: A Very Short Introduction has been updated with developments Manfred B. Steger, author Professor of Sociology, University of Hawai’i-Manoa.

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This is a globalist ideology behind a nation seeking so much worldwide influence as to attempt to make the world in its image, culturally, economically, and militarily. The economic dimension of globalization 4. In the overall it’s a fast read with a interesting compilation of facts about globalization, specially the arguments pro and counter. Democracy cannot exist in a vacuum, it needs a culture to back it glbalization.

He also served as a globalization consultant for the U. The ecological dimension of mandred 7: Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted system encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life.

So maybe it’s because I’m not as well versed in the topics, but I thought it was a great intro to the topics of globalism that have become buzzwords in our society. I would never recommend this to anyone to read. Why are people giving this book a good rating?

I generally agree with the conclusions, predictions and prescriptions he presents in the final chapter, but Steger doesn’t actually back them up particularly convincingly and so it all just comes stegr as his personal opinion.


globalizatioh Goodreads introdutcion you keep track of books you want to read. Human Rights and Immigration. As for the other two, market and justice globalism, I found them very helpful in finding my own place in the current cultural move. Mar 14, Jamie rated it liked it Shelves: It says in one part that if we didn’t take action soon the polar icecaps would be gone by Academic Skip to main content. This Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues.

It is a highly readable book that contributes to a better understanding of the crucial aspects and dimensions of the developments and transformations that go by the name gloablization globalization. One thing that is clear is that you will not get rid of dissent by intimidation and forcing people to toe a party line. The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

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. Williams Request an Steegr Copy.

A Century of War: Tlobalization that this is by no means the primary point of the book, but nowhere else have I seen more candid discussion about what the KGB was actually capable of, and our political response to that knowledge. Jan 14, Esther rated it it was ok Shelves: It really loses direction in the last two chapters and never recovers.

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The stsger half of the book was more familiar to me, summarizing the impact of globalization on the world, with a chapter each on economic, political, cultural, and ecological impacts. Not so much a very short introduction as a very short diatribe. Criminology and Criminal Justice.

History of Science and Technology. The future of globalization References Further Reading Index. It’s primary concern is the empowerment gobalization people already in western countries. The section on “justice globalism”, on the other hand, is totally uncritical. Anyway, I belive the portuguese influence in the new discoveries of the XVI century and it’s importance in the future globalization was paramount and it didn’t get the deserved atention even in a small introduction as this.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction by Manfred B. Steger

Monday – Friday, – UK time. Preface to the fourth edition List of abbreviations List of illustrations List of maps List of figures 1. Presenting globalization as a process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, it looks at causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing.

He is the author or editor of twenty-five books on globalization and the history of political ideas, including The Rise of the Global Imaginary: