Understanding Globalization: The Social Consequences of Political, Economic, and Environmental Change

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Rowman & Littlefield, 14 gen 2016 - 280 pagine
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Understanding Globalization introduces students to the concept of globalization, providing an essential history, overview of key themes and theories, and a wealth of engaging examples. The fifth edition has been completely revised to connect with students today, opening with a discussion of the far-reaching causes and effects of the recent financial crisis and including new material on global migration patterns, ISIS, and more, while maintaining the book’s accessible and student-friendly style.

The book begins by examining the roots of the recent global financial crisis, looking at the roles of inflation, the housing crisis, Wall Street, policy makers, and more. It also explores the varying impact of globalization—from democratization and equality in some countries to destabilization and inequality in others. The fifth edition of Understanding Globalization is a compelling and current introduction to the myriad influences of globalization in our lives.
 

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Introduction
1
1 The Crisis of Globalization
13
2 The Rise of Wall Street
39
3 The Housing Boom
63
4 Financial Crisis and the Great Recession
79
5 Democratization in the Republics
99
6 Division and Subdivision Conflict and War
121
7 Globalization and China
153
8 Marginalization and Exit in Africa
181
9 Globalization and Global Warming
207
Notes
227
Index
263
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Robert K. Schaeffer is professor of sociology at California Polytechnic State University. He is author or coauthor of a number of books, including Social Movements and Global Social Change: The Rising Tide and Fast Forward: Work, Gender, and Protest in a Changing World.

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