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Encyclopedia of Global Studies

Encyclopedia of Global Studies

Four Volume Set
Edited by:

March 2012 | 2 072 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"With all entries followed by cross-references and further reading lists, this current resource is ideal for high school and college students looking for connecting ideas and additional sources on them. The work brings together the many facets of global studies into a solid reference tool and will help those developing and articulating an ideological perspective." — Library Journal 

The Encyclopedia of Global Studies is the reference work for the emerging field of global studies. It covers both transnational topics and intellectual approaches to the study of global themes, including the globalization of economies and technologies; the diaspora of cultures and dispersion of peoples; the transnational aspects of social and political change; the global impact of environmental, technological, and health changes; and the organizations and issues related to global civil society.

Key Themes:
• Global civil society
• Global communications, transportation, technology
• Global conflict and security
• Global culture, media
• Global demographic change
• Global economic issues
• Global environmental and energy issues
• Global governance and world order
• Global health and nutrition
• Global historical antecedents
• Global justice and legal issues
• Global religions, beliefs, ideologies
• Global studies
• Identities in global society

Students and academics in the fields of politics and international relations, international business, geography and environmental studies, sociology and cultural studies, and health.

The Encyclopedia of Global Studies lends definition to growing field of study while at the same time offering students and scholars a firm foundation on which to build serious research. It is unique in that it gives the reader a global, transnational perspective on a wide diversity of topics ranging from abortion to gender identity to outsourcing to waste management, as well as on broader concepts like civil society and social capital. It is an obvious choice for academics libraries that support transnational and global studies programs.

Tom Gilson
Against the Grain
Key features
  • Comprehensive in scope, this work will fill four volumes covering such broad themes and topic areas as:  Area & Regional Studies; Art, Culture, & Intellectual Property; Global Technology; International Law & Security; Health across Regional & Global Contexts; Industries of Globalization; Religious & Ethnic Relations & Conflicts; Labor, Migration, Borders, & Identities; Violence, War, Conflict, & Terrorism; Transnational Institutions & Sovereignty; Peace, Social Justice & Social Movements, and more.
  • Curriculum-based, entries will be selected by examination of Global Studies departments and programs across the U.S. and abroad (with input from those departments via representation on our Advisory Committee and Editorial Board) for the topics most commonly appearing in relevant course syllabi.
  • Authoritative in content, the work will include nearly 700 signed entries by leading experts, along with references and recommended readings to guide students to more in-depth resources.
  • Easy to use, the front matter will include a Reader's Guide grouping related entries by topic or theme, and cross-references at the end of each entry will further assist readers in locating relevant topics of interest.
  • Easy to access, the encyclopedia will be produced in both print and electronic formats.

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