Globalization: A Critical Introduction

Author: Jan Aart Scholte
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Released: 2005

Editorial Reviews:

“Superb...the theoretical perspective works! It informs! It clarifies! It stimulates!...This is the kind of book that can serve as an introductory text in all fields. It is the kind of work that can promote movement in the direction the academy, its classrooms, and its research centers should be going: toward the unity of knowledge in a world ever more tied together by nonterritorial processes, structures and norms.” --James N. Rosenau, International Studies Review

“Scholte's comprehensive study of the far-reaching impact of globalization is a welcome addition to the growing literature on the subject. It is an accessible and provocative book on an increasingly complicated topic.” --Choice

Product Description:
The increasing globalization of economic, social, political, and cultural life is a key feature of the contemporary world. Written by a leading authority, Jan Aart Scholte's new book provides a concise but broad-ranging introduction to its causes, character, consequences, and implications. Accessible but avoiding oversimplification, the book provides a balanced assessment of how the benefits of globalization could be maximized and its ill effects minimized.

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