The Global Transformations Reader

ISBN 13: 9780745622002

The Global Transformations Reader

3.64 avg rating
( 36 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780745622002: The Global Transformations Reader
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The world appears to be changing dramatically and a very public debate is taking place about the form, extent and significance of these changes. At the centre of this debate lie conflicting claims about the forces and processes of contemporary globalization.

On the one hand, there are the 'globalists', who argue that the world is being fundamentally and irreversibly transformed by globalization. The fate of national communities is, they hold, increasingly shaped by regional and global forces. On the other hand, there are the 'sceptics', who think that the globalists' claims are exaggerated and poorly substantiated. The sceptics contend that the world has not been irreversibly altered by globalization, and that the power of national governments, nationalism and geo-politics remain the determining features of our age. The Global Transformations Reader brings together the most original contributions from both sides of the argument and from a range of disciplines.

Organized as an accessible and comprehensive teaching text, the Reader is divided into sections which cover all the key issues:



  • The conceptual problems involved in the attempt to characterize globalization.
  • The transformation of state power.
  • Changing patterns of national culture.
  • The development of the world economy.
  • Global inequality and environmental challenges.
  • The normative debate about the nature and desirable future of the global order.
The whole volume is prefaced by a major new statement by the editors summarizing and analysing the globalization debate. Short part introductions also help situate and contextualize the articles.


This volume will be of immense value to all those interested in one of the great debates of our time. It will appeal to students of politics, international relations, economics, sociology, geography and cultural studies courses.

Please visit the accompanying website at: http://www.polity.co.uk/global

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Held is Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Anthony McGrew is Professor of International Relations at Southampton University.

Review:

'Everything you wanted to know about globalization, but were afraid to ask.' Stuart Hall, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, The Open University.

'If readers must be accepted as core tools in higher education, then this volume is a worthy resource. It brings together extracts from the most up-to-date and "essential interventions" in the globalization debate, made by members of the international grande armée of the social sciences ... The section on politics is outstanding for its historical content and perspective and for the detail and focus of the texts.' Times Higher Education Supplement

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780745621999: The Global Transformations Reader: An Introduction to the Globalization Debate

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0745621996 ISBN 13:  9780745621999
Publisher: Polity, 2000
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David Held (Editor), Anthony McGrew (Editor)
Published by Polity (2000)
ISBN 10: 0745622003 ISBN 13: 9780745622002
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Polity, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0745622003

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Published by Polity (2000)
ISBN 10: 0745622003 ISBN 13: 9780745622002
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Polity, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0745622003

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

ISBN 10: 0745622003 ISBN 13: 9780745622002
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
East West Academic Books LLC
(Burlington, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New, Fast Delivery , 100 % money back if any problem with product and services. Seller Inventory # ABECA12567

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Held
ISBN 10: 0745622003 ISBN 13: 9780745622002
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. This is Brand NEW. Seller Inventory # CBS-17092018-15138

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.50
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Held
Published by Db Jwo
ISBN 10: 0745622003 ISBN 13: 9780745622002
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
East West Academic Books LLC
(Burlington, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Db Jwo. Condition: New. New, Fast Delivery , 100 % money back if any problem with product and services. Seller Inventory # ABESTOCK5312

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Published by DB JWO
ISBN 10: 0745622003 ISBN 13: 9780745622002
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description DB JWO. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # SR-ECO-9780745622002

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.63
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Held
Published by Db Jwo (2002)
ISBN 10: 0745622003 ISBN 13: 9780745622002
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Db Jwo, 2002. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # CBS-9780745622002

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 55.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.63
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Held
Published by Db Jwo (2002)
ISBN 10: 0745622003 ISBN 13: 9780745622002
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Db Jwo, 2002. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # CBS-9780745622002(2)

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 110.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.63
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds