Manfred Steger, professor of Global Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa argues that globalization has four main dimensions: economic, political, cultural. For many scholars and political activists, “globalization” encompasses a variety of Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, In this fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such .

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First, I want to thank my colleagues and zteger at the Gkobalisation Research Center at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa for their consistent support of my research agenda. Reinforced on a daily basis, these persistent experiences of global interdependence gradually change people’s individual and collective identities, and thus dramatically impact the way they act in the world. Barber asserts that both forces ultimately work against a participatory form of democracy, for they are equally prone to undermine civil liberties and thus thwart the possibility of a global democratic future.

However, like the left, they also criticize the power of the corporate elite and the negative effects globalization is having on the average domestic worker i. Millions of individual investors utilized global electronic investment networks not only to place their orders, but also to receive valuable information about relevant economic and political developments.

But these manifestations of sameness are also evident inside the dominant countries of the global North. This event marked the end of the long process of settling all five continents that was begun by our hominid African ancestors more than one million years ago.

Anyway, all-in-all a worthwhile read and presents some good foundation for the points-of-view presented. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

As Anthony Giddens notes in his definition, the intensification of worldwide social relations means that local happenings are shaped by events occurring far away, and vice versa. In my view, the most challenging question that has emerged from the stger of globalization sceptics is the following: A new charter of rights and duties locked into different domains of political, social, and economic power; gpobalisation. Fuelled by opposing universal aspirations, Jihad and McWorld are locked in a bitter cultural struggle for popular allegiance.


Let us briefly examine these important features. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription. If someone looking to buy a book on globalization is angling for detail, this is not the book for you. The resulting expressions of cultural ‘hybridity’ cannot be reduced to clear-cut manifestations of ‘sameness’ or ‘difference’. The future of globalization Globalisztion Further Reading Index.

Referring to the diffusion of Anglo-American values and consumer goods as the ‘Americanization of the world’, the proponents of this cultural homogenization thesis glogalisation that Western norms and lifestyles are overwhelming more vulnerable cultures.

Massive tax cuts 5. Even 1, years after the Silk Road first reached the Italian globaljsation, in 50 BCE, a truly multicultural group of Eurasian and African globetrotters – including the famous Moroccan merchant Ibn Battuta and his Globalieation counterparts in the Marco Polo family – relied on this great Eurasian land route to reach the splendid imperial court of the Mongol Khans in Globalisattion. The latter greatly expanded trade, navigation, and communication by land.

They also advocated the elimination of tariffs on imports and other barriers to trade and capital flows between nations. Globalisayion example of international cooperation on the municipal level is the rise of powerful city networks like the World Association of Major Metropolises that develop cooperative ventures to deal with common local issues across national borders.

The processes of law-making, the settlement of disputes, and law enforcement are largely in the hands of individual states. The official purpose of the document was to reform the internal economic mechanisms of debtor countries in the developing world so that they would be in a better position to repay the debts they had incurred.

The New York Stock Exchange. Strict control on organized labour 7. The End of Power: These developments, in turn, caused the further expan- sion of industry. At the same time, most of them consider political globalization a mere secondary phenomenon driven by more fundamental economic and technological forces.

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Privatization of public enterprises 2. About the Author Manfred B. Fortunately, more and more researchers have begun to heed this call for a genuine multidimensional approach to globalization that avoids pernicious reductionism. The world consists of, and is divided into, sovereign territorial states which recognize no superior authority. The various sections of the programme were mainly directed at countries with large foreign debts remaining from the s and s.


Legal System and Globwlisation. This form of globalization occurs across offensive and defensive uses of power and survival in international field.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

The ancient Buddhist parable of the blind scholars and their encounter with the elephant helps to illustrate the nature of the academic controversy over the various dimensions of globalization. By the mids, more than 70 million Kalashnikovs had been manufactured in Russia and abroad.

Is globalization extending modernity or is it a radical break? He makes a point to emphasize that economics is only ONE aspect of globalization: Out of these disagreements there have emerged three fundamental questions that probe the extent of political globalization. The ongoing academic quarrel over which dimension contains the essence of globalization represents a postmodern version of the parable of the blind men and the elephant. It’s perfect for an introduction understanding of Globalization.

If such a promising scenario indeed will come to pass, then the final outcome of political globalization might well be the emergence of a cosmopolitan democracy that would constitute the basis for a plurality of identities flourishing within a structure of mutual toleration and accountability. These processes raise an important set of political issues pertaining to the globalissation of state sovereignty, the growing impact of intergovernmental organizations, and the future prospects for regional and global governance.

Feeling its trunk, one blind man argued that the elephant was like a lively snake. Instead, they turned their expansionistic desires westward, searching for a new, profitable sea route to India.