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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While I wouldn’t disagree with any of the chapter’s content, its tone is patronizing and preachy and in any case the topic doesn’t warrant nearly as much attention as Steger affords it, as it is far from central to the general issue of globalization.

He is the author or editor of twenty-five books on globalization and the history of political ideas, including The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Arts and Humanities Archaeology.

But other than that it was great!

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction – Very Short Introductions

This is a repeating pattern throughout history. Short History of Globalization Interesting idea. I found its contents useful, but still feel woefully uninformed about the subject matter. stteger

All that sort of stuff. Particularly great is chapter 2, which provides an outline of the full history of globalization which is, essen This review is of the third edition.

At the end of the day, I haven’t learnt nearly as much about globalization from this book as I’d hoped to. Access globalizatioh the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. Not so much a very short introduction as a very short diatribe.


Want to Read saving…. History of Science and Technology. 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. Selected pages Title Page. Books by Manfred B. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes politics, government issues, economics, and human nature.

I found the language very accessible, and the books organization very well-laid out.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction by Manfred B. Steger

Both of these issues are really inexcusable in a very short introduction. I enjoyed the story of the elephant and the blind scholars. Globalization in history is globalization a new phenomenon? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In particular, the ideology surrounding globalisation was nicely dissected.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Other editions – Globalisation all Globalization: Manfred Steger presents shoort in plain, readable English as a multifaceted system encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life.

I had really expected more detail on the roles of regional organizations, which seem to me a very important aspect of globalization, so I was quite disappointed by their scant coverage. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Request an Inspection Copy. The first half of the book was more familiar to me, summarizing the impact of globalization on the world, with a chapter each on economic, political, cultural, and ecological impacts. A well-written and generally satisfactory introduction to the topic. Criminology and Criminal Justice. Of course, we see this in the American attempts to impact market globalism, and in other ways it acts to Americanize the world. Steger’s arrogant tone makes it hard to want to read anything else by him.

Not terrible though, because he does also outline what globalization is all about, so I suppose in a biased way, he achieved the aims of the book.

Lastly, this one is a little bit further out therebut is a counterpoint to overall British and American foreign policy over the last years. Overall I learned a lot from the book, and was kind of surprised by how much I di So there were a lot of reviews that said that the book was heavily biased, but as someone who normally doesn’t read about economics I actually found it pretty unbiased.

Jan 14, Esther rated it it was ok Shelves: The cultural dimension of globalization 6. May 12, Erwin rated it did not like it. This book talks of the religious globalism of Al Quaeda, and Islamic terrorism.