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A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Globalization

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Globalization

March 2018 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
In Globalization, the author explores the various intermingled aspects that make up the processes and controversies of globalization; he discusses the history and rise of the concept, sceptical and critical ideas about it, the debates around a global culture, and the implications of globalization for work, business, management and organizations.

Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the ‘Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap’ series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.

Suitable for students of international business and anybody interested in the concept of globalization.
Introduction: Globalizatoin at Christmas, on the High Seas and in Outer Space
Chapter 1: Globalization - The Rise
Chapter 2: Globalization as Myth and Hype: Exploring the Globalization Sceptics
Chapter 3: Critics of Globalization in the North and South
Chapter 4: The Globalization Culture Wars
Chapter 5: Global Times, Global Organizations?
Chapter 6: Globalization - The Fall?

Leo McCann has managed to produce an accessible, entertaining, informative text on globalization that is infused with both scholarly heft and a healthy analytical distance, successfully navigating the treacherous divide between laudatory apologia and criticism for its own sake. This is a valuable resource for teachers, academics, and interested publics of all stripes.

Stephanie L. Mudge
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Davis, USA

Highly recommended as a compact, wide-ranging, fast-paced and highly accessible guide to 30 years of globalisation debates.

Jan Aart Scholte
University of Gothenburg

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