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Theorizing global studies

Author: Darren J O'Byrne; Alexander Hensby
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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"In recent years, a large number of theoretical models have been developed to try and make sense of today's complex global society. This text identifies eight distinct models of global studies, such as Americanization, Homogenization, Balkanization and Creolization, enabling the reader to make sense of the full range of global issues and contending views on the existing world order. Within each module, present  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darren J O'Byrne; Alexander Hensby
ISBN: 9780230517318 0230517315 9780230517325 0230517323
OCLC Number: 148906737
Description: x, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Globalization: the global village --
Liberalization: a borderless world --
Polarization: rich world, poor world --
Americanization: the new American empire --
McDonaldization: a one-dimensional world --
Creolization: hybrid societies --
Transnationalization: a space beyond place --
Balkanization: a clash of civilizations.
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Introducing 8 models of global change, this book explains, challenges and redefines the core theories of globalization. Using fascinating case studies to illustrate how each model works in practice,  Read more...

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