Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, and Culture

Author: David Held, Anthony McGrew, David Goldblatt, Jonathan Perraton
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Released: 1999

Editorial Reviews:
“This book is a superb and extraordinary accomplishment, one that is destined to become the definitive work on globalization for a long time to come. It is both a succinct summary of a vast field and a creative synthesis . . . so fully coherent as to break new ground in remarkably imaginative and disciplined ways.”--James N. Rosenau, George Washington University

“The best study yet on globalization. The authors provide a sensible conceptual framework to gauge the great social, economic, political, and technological forces that are reshaping global relationships.”--Foreign Affairs

Product Description:
This book throws new light on the complex processes that are reshaping the contemporary world. All too often debates about globalization - and about whether it implies the end of the nation-state - have descended into polemics and confusion. Global Transformations overcomes these difficulties. Based on many years of original research, it maps the shape and scope of globalization and provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject, presenting its material in a clear and accessible way. This is the most systematic account available of the process of globalization. It will be illuminating not only to academics and students, but also to policy-makers, managers, and all those interested in the profound transformations affecting societies today.

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