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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Steger Request an Inspection Copy. Apr 06, Brian H rated it liked it Shelves: Misses the mark – by far.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction by Manfred B. Steger

A Very Short Introduction. Even in the book, Steger identifies that certain hyper-conservative Christian groups such as dominionists, whom he describes but does not name could also fall under this category. A broad, quick, and exciting introduction to globalization and the history of our ever growing interconnectedness. Monday – Friday, – UK time. To ask other readers questions about Globalization introductiom, please sign up.

Other books in the series. The cultural dimension of globalization 6. Steger’s short book is dense with material, yet accessible, and left me feeling in only a few days as though I have a much stronger foundational understanding of globalization than I did before.

The book is a brief but brilliant exploration of a topic that must be of central importance sgeger anyone concerned for global food flobalization and, indeed, the very future of our planet. In the second half of the book, the writer identifies three main ideologies that drive globalization today.


One thing that is clear is that you will not get rid of dissent by intimidation and forcing people to toe a party line. The political dimension of globalization. Feb 28, Shawn Birss rated it really liked it Shelves: Very Introductiin Introductions online.

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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 globalizatipn a bad thing. Is it good or bad? Criminology and Criminal Justice. Aug 30, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: May 12, Erwin rated it did not like it.

In the final chapter, he also identifies a fourth ideology that he does not describe as deeply as he does the other three. Veery definitely helped having graphs, pictures and charts. According to Steger, globalization can be understood differently depending on the ideology behind the movement. A Primer Elizabeth G. Lost interest but finished. For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs stsger, and if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us.

For a book meant to be an introduction to globalization, Steger sure loves putting his own thoughts and opinions alongside the actual facts.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

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However, overall I feel that the book fails in its aim to provide a very short introduction to this complex issue, due firstly to Steger’s unconcealed bias and secondly to the fact that it often feels like the work was quite hastily put together, with considerable filler. For a far more insightful historical view of globalization, see ” Cohen and Krysten Connon. The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.


The economic dimension of globalization 4. Lastly, this one is a little bit further out therebut is a counterpoint to overall British and American foreign policy over the last years. Started this book with the slightest of notions of what globalization is.

Past the first chapter this book is quite ok. Contents Globalization a contested concept. Jul 23, Manpreet rated it it was amazing.

The political dimension of globalization 5. Globalization is hard to pin down as a concept. The name of Portugal is mencioned one time and after spain associated with other european countries. Account Options Sign in. Ingram, Food Security “Simultaneously erudite and accessible, Manfred Steger’s book is also very comprehensive and up to date in these complex, puzzling times.

A Very Short Introduction. Offers a stimulating introduction to globalization and its varying impacts across, between, and within societies.