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What is globalization?

Author: Ulrich Beck
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, ©2000.
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"This new book offers an engaging and challenging introduction to the thorny paths of the globalization debate. Beck aims to clarify the ambiguities of the debate, to distinguish between the various types of globalization and to warn the reader of conceptual traps. Most importantly, however, he opens up the horizon for political responses to globalization." "Beck focuses on two main questions: what does  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich Beck
ISBN: 0745621252 9780745621258 0745621260 9780745621265
OCLC Number: 41173667
Language Note: Translation of: Was ist Globalisierung?
Description: vii, 180 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Dimensions, Controversies, Definitions. 1. The World Horizon Opens Up: On the Sociology of Globalization. 2. Transnational Civil Society: How a Cosmopolitan Vision is Emerging. 3. Contours of World Society: Rival Perspectives --
pt. II. Perspectives. 4. Errors of Globalism. 5. Responses to Globalization. 6. Europe and Globalization.
Other Titles: Was ist Globalisierung?
Responsibility: Ulrich Beck ; translated by Patrick Camiller.
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"This new book offers an engaging and challenging introduction to the thorny paths of the globalization debate. Beck aims to clarify the ambiguities of the debate, to distinguish between the various types of globalization and to warn the reader of conceptual traps. Most importantly, however, he opens up the horizon for political responses to globalization." "Beck focuses on two main questions: what does globalization mean? and how can it be moulded politically?" "This book will be an important text for students and scholars in politics, sociology, geography and the social sciences generally. It will also appeal to a broader audience interested in key social and political issues in the world today."--Jacket.

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