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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Jan 07, Sakshi rated it liked it Shelves: Contents Globalization a contested concept. The first 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.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction – Very Short Introductions

Public Health and Epidemiology. The political dimension of globalization 5. In this fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex change in the media.

Oct 01, Angie rated it xteger not like it Shelves: For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

After the summary of globalization’s history, the author defends his decision to spend the rest of the very short introduction mostly focused on globalization since the s until the present. The Great Ideological Struggle of the 21st Century, 3rd ed. Ingram, Food Security “Simultaneously erudite and accessible, Manfred Steger’s book is also very comprehensive and up to date in these complex, puzzling times.


I expected much more. Feel like the author must be a liberal university professor, writing to an audience of university professors, who will nod in agreement to each assertion while buzzing through a “very short introduction” to globalization, without actually introducing globalization to those that don’t already understand.

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Introduction to International Relations: It says in stegdr part that if we didn’t take action soon the polar icecaps would be gone by Refresh and try again. Sep 16, Mary Cebalt rated it did not like it.

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Aug veery, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: But the first chapter more than makes up for it – for one being balanced, second being historical rather than angling towards any particular perspective sociological or otherwise. Famous investor Jim Rogers explains history and economics close to the ground as he travels round the world.

Unfortunately, Steger seems to completely lose the plot in chapter 6, which is supposedly about “the ecological dimension of globalization” but is actually just a straightforward description of the way that humanity is damaging the environment.

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.

We have now seen the clear rise of a new political force on the right, not religiously motivated, that is against aspects of market globalism, as defined in this book, and against aspects of zhort globalism. Steger’s short book is dense with material, yet accessible, and left me feeling in only a few days as though I have a much stronger foundational understanding of globalization than I did before.


Verry didn’t find it too negative, I though it reflects reallity and as the author say it’s is own view. Famous global investor Soros explains why belief in the “magic of the market” is as superstitious as belief in the witch doctor, the self reinforcing nature of boom and bust cycles, and the financial reason American sgort deficit spending didn’t immediately cause dollar devaluation, but helped plant the seeds for ever larger financial crisis.

The fourth edition of this Very Short Introduction provides an exploration of both the causes and effects of the phenomenon.

Not based necessarily on national boundaries, but based on a perception of a common western culture under attack from within by a liberal PC culture that has gone too far and from without by intolerant religious factors such as Islam. Introductiion a Proposal Your Contacts. Mar 17, Nigel Bamber rated it really liked introductipn Shelves: Very Short Introductions 1 – 10 of books. Overall I learned a lot from the book, and was kind of surprised by how much I didn’t know about globalism.