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Introducing Globalization

Introducing Globalization
Analysis and Readings

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August 2012 | 400 pages | CQ Press
Looking for a Reader on globalization that is just as exciting as the topic itself? That comprehensively covers the issues and perspectives you and your students want to talk about? That frames the readings with clear, substantial, and original analysis by a pair of preeminent scholars? In their new edited volume, Mansbach and Rhodes offer the guidance students need to work through the varied and lively selections of scholarly and journalistic, theoretical and practical pieces, from both U.S. and international writers.

This reader stands out because:

- its coverage of globalization is more extensive than other competing volumes, as the topic is viewed through historical, technological, conomic, political, security, cultural, demographic, and environmental lenses;

- five unique sections are dedicated to key cross-cutting questions: the challenge of nationalism; human rights; the debate about whether globalization is good; 'alternative' globalizations; and globalization's future;

- a broad mix of readings showcase different viewpoints, many of them non-Western;

- readings were chosen for content as well as accessibility;

- robust chapter and section introductions and end of chapter pedagogy are carefully crafted to provide needed context and encourage an active learning focus.

1. What Is Globalization And What Are Its Origins?
2. Technology And Globalization
3. Economic Globalization Demonizing Neoliberal Economics
4. Political Globalization Global Civil Society
5. Security Globalization
6. Cultural Globalization Different Approaches to Globalization and Culture
7. Globalization And Migration Migration Myths
8. Environmental Globalization: A Hazardous World
9. The Future of the Nation-State
10. The Challenge of Nationalism
11. Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalizing World Evolving Human Rights
12. Is Globalization A Good Thing?
13. Alternative Globalizations Humanistic Globalization?
14. The Future of Globalization

This book was somewhat less useful than I had expected. It is of episodic nature with a "European" selection of events and issues, rather than a coherent treatment of the major dimensions of globalization. Useful, but not suitable as a primary text.

Mr Yan Flint
International College , Khon Kaen Univ.
December 15, 2014

A valuable introductory text, recommended for undergraduates willing to better understand globalisation processes by studying its different facets.

Mrs Beata Kviatek - Simanska
School of Communication, Media, and IT, Hanze University of Applied Sciences
November 21, 2013

This text offers an extensive and comprehensive overview of the debates and subjects connected with globalization. The book effectively covers the origins, developments, successes and challenges of globalization in an easy to use and understand format which appeals to students.

Dr Samantha Leonard
Department of Development Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
September 23, 2013

This is a great text which introduces students to the full spectrum of globalisation argument from economic competitive advantage to cultural detoriation of values. As a primer for intellectual debate or an insight on contemporary political motivations Mansbach and Rhodes have compiled a first rate text.

Mr Paul Matthews
Business Administration , University College Birmingham
February 12, 2013

Introducing Globalization: Analysis and Readings gives the reader a comprehensive overview on the topic of globalization. By assembling readings that present different perspectives on the theme the book helps the students to critically assess the impact of globalization. It is thus an indispensable tool for any course in international relations.

Professor Isabel Camisão
Faculdade de Letras, University of Coimbra
December 20, 2012

Richard W. Mansbach

Richard W. Mansbach (BA Swarthmore College, DPhil Oxford University) is a former Marshall Scholar and three-time Fulbright Scholar. He has authored, co-authored, or edited seventeen books and numerous articles and book chapters largely concerning theory in global politics and foreign policy. His scholarship has extended our understanding of global politics beyond the traditional notion of territorial states interacting in an anarchic system to encompass a wide variety of actors complexly related across a variety of issues. Increasingly, his work has moved from the dominant role of “states” in international relations theory to encompass a... More About Author

Edward J. Rhodes

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ISBN: 9781608717422