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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Very Short Introductions In looking to the future one premise was interesting, that with increased globalization, powerful NGO’s and TNC’s, that these could replace traditional nation-states. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Globalization in history is globalization a new phenomenon? This book still had a lot for me, especially for getting a clear, overall perspective on the subject.

Ingram, Food Security “Simultaneously erudite and accessible, Manfred Steger’s book is also very comprehensive and up to date in these complex, puzzling times. Higher Education Skip to main content.

When did it begin? Dec 30, Bayley rated it really liked it Shelves: It did not take long to see that this book is based on pure agenda and propaganda and not facts. May 12, Erwin rated it did not like it.

Sep 16, Mary Cebalt rated it stgeer not like it. The political dimension of globalization 5. Steger’s arrogant tone makes it hard to want to read anything else by him.

This Very Short Introduction The author frequently criticizes the “Washington Consensus”, but doesn’t get outside the box and ask the difficult, independent questions. The Great Ideological Struggle of the 21st Century, 3rd ed.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Jan 14, Esther rated untroduction it globaization ok Shelves: As an American living and doing business in China for manfrrd last decade, ALL of my first hand experience attests to the simple truth described in Bad Samaritans and Blowback as being accurate, and everything free market related being naive of real world facts.

The book draws on a life-time of deep research while engaging vibrantly with a fast-changing world. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B.


Other editions – View all 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: Callaway Request an Inspection Copy. Famous investor Jim Rogers explains history and economics close to the ground as he travels round the world. Feb 28, Shawn Birss rated it really liked it Shelves: We have now seen the clear rise of a new political force on the right, not religiously motivated, that is against aspects of market globalism, as defined in this book, and against aspects of justice gl Considers a lot of the main concepts involved in this process.

Not the most enjoyable introductiob, but the informativeness and brevity made up for it. Touched upon various aspects, I feel confident about this topic for now and some interesting real-life, recent examples used in the book to bring the material to life. These pocket-sized stegr are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. The book is a brief but brilliant exploration of a topic that must be of central importance to anyone concerned for global food security and, introdutcion, the very future of our planet.

Civilizations connect and improve with influence from the outside, and with modern technology, globalization surrounds us completely in Manfred B. The fourth edition of this Very Short Introduction provides an exploration of both the causes and effects of the phenomenon. It is a highly readable book that contributes to a better understanding of the crucial aspects and dimensions of the developments and globaliaation that go by the name of globalization.

He also served as a globalization consultant for the U. The book analyzes different forms of globalization, political, economic, cultural, ecological and then the ideologies, market globalism, justice globalism and jihadist globalism.

Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. Monday – Friday, – UK time. The ecological dimension of globalization 7. I found the language very accessible, and the books organization very well-laid out. Steger looks at this issue from an unbiased perspective, looking at how this can help us grow and expand, and also how we can destroy mother Earth with our increasingly poor efforts to preserve her health.


This is where we find ourselves now, inafter Brexit and Trump becoming president of the US.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction by Manfred B. Steger

In this fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent shor, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex change in the media. There are a few useful maps, but there are also a lot of totally superfluous illustrations.

Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Not so much a very short introduction as a very short diatribe. Despite the manny negative reviews of introductipn book I read I found it concise and interesting.

Very Short Introductions 1 – 10 of books. The Very Short Introductions series from Globalizarion University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For those who are looking for a very fundamental critique of globalization, this can introducrion a good summary.

To ask other readers questions about Globalizationplease sign up. Globalisation influences introductiin every aspect of human endeavour, but this book did very well in providing a well structured overview into which more detailed readings from other sources can be fitted.

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.

Legal System and Practice. If not, then yeah, this book is for you. The book draws on a life-time of deep research while engaging vibrantly with a fast-changing world.