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Globalization has ratings and 8 reviews. Kelly said: A somewhat repetitive, but eminently clear and concise collection of the authors’ views on the w. Book Summary of Globalization – A Short History by Jürgen Osterhammel and Published in: Business, News & Politics. 0 Comments; 2 Likes. Globalization: A Short History By Jürgen Osterhammel and Neils P. Petersson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Pp. xi + £

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That being said, we have to ask if the book gives a short of globalization.

Globalization: A Short History

Jul 31, Kaitlyn rated it liked it. I can only thank him profusely for not coming out with it earlier so it was impossible for my professor to assign it. Unlike some others, though, this book does discuss the way globalization has an ebb and flow over time, and also examines the way homogenizing forces tend to lead to fragmentation According to this analysis, the crucial power gradient is no longer within organizations, but between those who are connected and those who are not.

A S Globalization is the subject of vast polemics, lining up globalization enthusiasts, who argue that globalization has brought a new era of growth and prosperity, against globalization opponents, who regard globalization as a synonym for the hegemony of transnational corporations bent on undermining democracy and labor rights in the West, and the terms of trade and environmental conditions in the developing world.

Nicholas rated it really liked it Feb 22, The book does a good job tackling the issues in way that one could understand the historical significance of globalization in the context of how the authors define it. Otherwise, you may find the amount of historical facts and events overwhelming.

Globalization is the subject of vast polemics, lining up globalization enthusiasts, who argue that globalization has brought a new era of growth and prosperity, against globalization opponents, who regard globalization as a synonym for the hegemony of transnational corporations bent on undermining democracy and labor rights in the West, and the terms of trade and environmental conditions in the developing world.

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Johannes Leutenegger rated it really liked it Feb 05, Victoria rated it it was ok Oct 02, Martin rated it really liked it Jul 27, The book is short, written beforeand covers the history of global connection for History of over years. Jun 22, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 03, Chau Vu added it. It is short and easy to read. Lists with This Book. Published May 1st by Princeton University Press first published This change has been accompanied by the rise of a new class of international actors that operate above, below, or beside state actors, including not only respectable organizations such as the WTO, Amnesty International or the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, but also illicit counterparts such as Al Qaeda.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Hannah rated it liked it Aug 20, Those who find Eurocentric versions of ‘globalization’ to be offensive will probably find this book somewhat controversial, but I found their thesis to be as well supported as it could be in pages that strives to cover years and more of history. Courtney rated it really liked it Feb 09, If you already have some background knowledge prior to reading the book, then it will be a great summary of globalization.

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Moreover, they demonstrate how globalization in the mid-twentieth century opened up the prospect of global destruction though nuclear war and ecological catastrophe. Uistory book is not yet featured on Listopia. A good analysis, too.

Globalization: A Short History by Jürgen Osterhammel

Moreover, many centrally managed, globally distributed companies have reorganized such that their national status is indeterminate—McKinsey, Nissan, Virgin, and CSFB being headline examples. In he was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.

Two years later he started as a fellow at the German Historical Institute in London. In he obtained his Ph. Aug 22, John rated it liked it Shelves: Marius rated it liked it Nov 19, The second phenomenon has been the dismantling of both welfare states and developmental states. Also there’s the standard “globalization shory a global world, it’s not so new!

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Fourth, the Internet has emerged as both the most potent metaphor for, and a leading functional driver of, global integration and connectedness. This book will appeal to historians, economists, and anyone in the social sciences who is interested in the historical emergence of globalization. The expression achieved terminological stardom in the s and was soon embraced by the general public and integrated into numerous languages.

Based on this definition of globalization, the book lays out a historical overview of four main historical phases of globalization: Sep 04, Mikaela rated it it was ok Shelves: Hardcoverpages. Want to Read saving…. The authors argue that there are four elements that make up the phenomenon of globalization.