A Globalizing World?: Culture, Economics, Politics - Edited by David HeldRoutledge, 2000, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers.
From the cover: “The news media today are full of references to ‘globalization’ — the complex connections between different countries and regions in the world and the way these increase over time. In fact this buzz word is so often used that it is in danger of becoming a cliché. But what exactly is globalization? What are its main driving forces? Does it embrace increasing aspects of our lives, from economics to culture? This volume examines these and related questions in a highly accessible fashion, offering a clear and intelligible guide to one of the big ideas and debates of our time. In so doing, it does not take one particular stance for or against globalization; rather, it examines the arguments and evidence about its nature, form and impact. After introducing the main theoretical positions of those who have studied the subject, chapters look at the changing form of modern communication and culture industries, trade patterns and financial flows of the world economy, and whether or not the ‘new world political order’ is qualitatively different from the old state system.
Written by some of the leading experts in the field, this important and innovative textbook will be welcomed across the social sciences and especially by students in politics, sociology and economics.”