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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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: Anyway, I belive the portuguese influence in the new discoveries of the XVI century and it’s importance in the future globalization was paramount and it didn’t get the deserved atention even in a small introduction as this.

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.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction – Very Short Introductions

Steger does differentiate between Globalization a set of soc I liked this book because in pages I was able to clearly understand more about globalization and the forces that propel or thwart globalization.

Academic Skip to main content. What we have now is a reaction to this globalism in intdoduction west, though it is not primarily religiously motivated.

When I pick up a book meant for a short introduction – I assume it to be loaded with facts from history, present globaalization maybe some expected trends.

Not a scientific informative introoduction, it is simply an opinion article. The subject matter is dry, but globalization is an important and consequential issue, and this short book packs a lot of information and analysis into relatively few pages.

It examines the increasing communications and technology that help us spread ideas across the globe, for better, and sometimes, for worse. It is a highly readable book that contributes to a better understanding of the crucial aspects intrdouction dimensions of the developments and transformations that go by the name of globalization Sign in to annotate.


I don’t want to belive it’s due to the author’s lack of information, and if it is not, it is beased information and a strongly negative point at this.

The justice globalists should realise that it is their flaws that have created this situation, as much as they may try to project it on to enemies who they periodically call fascist, racist, homophobe, sexist, etc without doing any research to back up their claims.

Steger born is Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Preview — Globalization by Manfred B. Rather than forcing such a complex social phenomenon into a single conceptual framework, Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life.

A well-written and generally satisfactory introduction to the topic. All that sort of stuff. I would rename the third “religious globalism” after any religious ideology that wishes to gain exclusive influence over the world entire, even though the most prominent of these today may very well be jihadists.

This review is of the third edition. For a far more insightful historical view of globalization, see ” Williams Request an Inspection Copy. Other books in the introducrion. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

In this fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, 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. Famous investor Jim Rogers explains history and economics close to the ground as he travels round globalzation world.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

There are a few accusations here that I’m quite skeptical of, but the premise is pretty common sense: USA policy is all about control over oil. Past the first chapter this book is quite ok. It definitely helped having graphs, pictures and charts. Medical and Healthcare Law.


How can it be defined? Mar 17, Nigel Bamber rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Rather than forcing such a complex social phenomenon into a single conceptual framework, Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life. Callaway Request an Inspection Copy.

It is by its nature a dynamic topic.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction – Manfred B. Steger – Oxford University Press

Presenting globalization in accessible language as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, this VSI 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. Monday – Friday, – UK time.

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, indeed, the very future of our planet.

This Very Short Introduction Unfortunately, Steger seems to completely lose the plot in chapter 6, which is supposedly about “the ecological dimension of globalization” but is actually just a straightforward description of the way that humanity is damaging the environment.

It was good on short history and some current trends and relations to politics, finance, market and cultures. In the overall it’s a fast read with a interesting compilation stfger facts about globalization, specially the arguments pro and counter. All these groups have lined themselves up against “privileged white males”, which includes many females and many non-white people, if they don’t tow the party linewhere they see these people as representing a culture that should be destroyed.

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