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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Open Preview See a Problem? There are a few accusations here that I’m quite skeptical of, but the premise is pretty common sense: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

It acomplish what the author states in the introduction: There are no solid logical arguments largely theoretical and it is much more based on the globalzation own feelings.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. Globalization is hard to pin down as a concept. Anyway, I belive the portuguese influence in the new discoveries of the XVI century and it’s importanc Despite the manny negative reviews of this book I read I found it concise and interesting.

Globalization a contested concept. 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. 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.


The fourth edition of this Very Short Introduction provides an exploration of both the causes and effects of the phenomenon. A Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a third edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Its and last I checked they are still there Aug 23, Avani rated it it was ok.

The political dimension of globalization 5: And if they try this route, justice globalism and all its activism will descend into a communist style organisation.

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Return to Book Page. All that sort of stuff. That aside, he quickly takes the reader through the beginning of the world and shows how advancements such as the invention of the wheel and language increased interaction between people and fostered trade.

Protectionist policies that put a state ahead of all others, to the state’s gain and the loss of those outside the state, are anti-globalization.

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Other editions – View all Globalization: Considers a lot of the main concepts involved in this process. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. A very interesting and broad insight into globalisation. As such, its biggest strength is that it has a seemingly thorough section on recommended further reading, so hopefully I’ll be able to find something a bit better globalizatiin


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This book talks of the religious globalism of Al Quaeda, and Islamic terrorism. The interesting thing is comparing the CIA to the KGB, and seeing how ever creeping government secrecy to defend against the enemy of the moment has eroded our civil vfry. I’m obligated to give it 1 star lol. Not so much a very short introduction as a very short diatribe.

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This is where we find ourselves now, inafter Brexit and Trump becoming president of the US. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. The future of globalization. Steger is overwhelming negative, and while he makes valid arguments, it just rubbed me so wrong that he was giving people’s first view of globalization a really negative one.

I liked this book because in pages I was able to clearly understand more about globalization and the forces that propel or thwart globalization.

A massive task for a very short book.