Globalization: A Short History

Globalization" has become a popular buzzword for explaining today's world. Moreover, they demonstrate how globalization in the mid-twentieth century opened up the prospect of global destruction though nuclear war and ecological catastrophe. But is this much-discussed phenomenon really an invention of modern times? In this work, Jürgen Osterhammel and Niels Petersson make the case that globalization is not so new, after all.

Osterhammel and petersson argue that the period from 1750 to 1880--an era characterized by the development of free trade and the long-distance impact of the industrial revolution--represented an important phase in the globalization phenomenon. Arguing that the world did not turn "global" overnight, the book traces the emergence of globalization over the past seven or eight centuries.

The expression achieved terminological stardom in the 1990s and was soon embraced by the general public and integrated into numerous languages. This book will appeal to historians, economists, and anyone in the social sciences who is interested in the historical emergence of globalization. In the end, the authors write, today's globalization is part of a long-running transformation and has not ushered in a "global age" radically different from anything that came before.

In fact, for example, artwork, the phenomenon can be traced back to early modern large-scale trading, the silk trade between China and the Mediterranean region, goods, the shipping routes between the Arabian Peninsula and India, and the more frequently traveled caravan routes of the Near East and North Africa--all conduits for people, the authors write, coins, and ideas.


The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field.

. The conflict between palestine and israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles of modern times, a dangerous tinderbox always poised to set the Middle East aflame--and to draw the United States into the fire. In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton illuminates the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence.

Eventually, the series will encompass every major academic discipline, offering all students an accessible and abundant reference library. Adopting a fresh and original approach, Bunton explores the Palestinian-Israeli dispute in twenty-year segments, to highlight the historical complexity of the conflict throughout successive decades.

Every very short introduction gives a readable evolution of the subject in question, demonstrating how the subject has developed and how it has influenced society. Providing a clear and fair exploration of the main issues, Bunton explores not only the historical basis of the conflict, but also looks at how and why partition has been so difficult and how efforts to restore peace continue today.

About the series: oxford's very short introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Literary Theory to History, Politics to Classics, and Archaeology to the Bible. Each chapter starts with an examination of the relationships among people and events that marked particular years as historical stepping stones in the evolution of the conflict, including the 1897 Basle Congress, the 1917 Balfour Declaration and British occupation of Palestine, and the 1947 UN Partition Plan and the war for Palestine.

Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford university Press, USA. It explores how racism has come to be so firmly established, ethnicity, and looks at how race, and xenophobia are related. Despite civil rights movements and other attempts at progress, racial prejudices and stereotypes remain deeply embedded in Western culture. Racism takes a frank and objective look at why these notions exist.

It sheds light not only on how racism has evolved since its earliest beginnings, but also explores the numerous embodiments of racism, highlighting the paradox of its survival, despite the scientific discrediting of the notion of 'race' with the latest advances in genetics. This book incorporates the latest research to demystify the subject of racism and explore its history, science, and culture.

From subtle discrimination in everyday life, cultural imperialism, and "ethnic cleansing", to horrors like lynching in the Old South, racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. As encompassing as it is concise, Racism is a valuable guide to one of the world's most destructive problems.

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Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror

In this brilliant look at the rise of political islam, the distinguished political scientist and anthropologist Mahmood Mamdani brings his expertise and insight to bear on a question many Americans have been asking since 9/11: how did this happen? Good Muslim, Bad Muslim is a provocative and important book that will profoundly change our understanding both of Islamist politics and the way America is perceived in the world today.

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The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade. New Preface and Epilogue with Updates on Economic Issues and Main Characters

Oxford university Press, USA. This new printing of the second edition includes a revised preface and a new epilogue with updates through 2014 on the people, industries, and policies related to the T-shirt's life story. Using a simple, everyday t-shirt as a lens through which to explore the business, travels encapsulates a number of complex issues into a single identifiable object that will strike a chord with readers as they: Investigate the sources of sustained competitive advantage in different industries Examine the global economic and political forces that explain trade patters between countries Analyze complex moral issues related to globalization and international business Discover the importance of cultural and human elements in international trade This story of a simple product illuminates the many complex issues which businesspeople, moral, economic, policymakers, and political complexities of globalization in a historical context, and global citizens are touched by every day.

Oxford university Press, USA. Storefront before arriving at the used clothing market in Africa, the book uncovers the political and economic forces at work in the global economy. Tracing a t-shirt's life story from a Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory and back to a U. S. Along the way, this fascinating exploration addresses a wealth of compelling questions about politics, economics, trade, ethics, and the impact of history on today's business landscape.

Wiley. The keys to global business success, as taught by a T-shirt's journey The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy is a critically-acclaimed narrative that illuminates the globalization debates and reveals the key factors to success in global business.

An Introduction to Global Studies

Oxford university Press, USA. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, An Introduction to Global Studies presents readers with a solid introduction to the complex, interconnected forces and issues confronting today's globalized world. Introduces readers to major theories, and notable theorists equips readers with the basic knowledge and conceptual tools necessary for thinking critically about the complex issues facing the global community Includes a variety of supplemental features to facilitate learning and enhance readers' understanding of the material Oxford university Press, concepts, key terms, USA.


1914 - The Birth of the Modern World, 1780

Challenges and complements the regional and national approaches which have traditionally dominated history teaching and writing. Oxford university Press, USA. Explores previously neglected sets of connections in world history. Oxford university Press, USA. Wiley-Blackwell. Reveals that the world was far more ‘globalised’, even at the beginning of this period, than is commonly thought.

Shows how events in asia, Africa and South America impacted on the world as a whole. Considers the great themes of the nineteenth-century world, including the rise of the modern state, industrialisation and liberalism. Sketches the ‘ripple effects’ of world crises such as the European revolutions and the American Civil War.

Wiley. This thematic history of the world from 1780 to the onset of the First World War reveals that the world was far more ‘globalised’ at this time than is commonly thought.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, cultural, ideological, political, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic. Wiley. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, and local aspects of social life, regional, Manfred B.

This very short introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition, the global economy, to include recent developments in global politics, and environmental issues. Oxford university Press, USA. Wiley-Blackwell. Oxford university Press, USA. In this fourth edition steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex change in the media.

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Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, ultimately, and explores the question of whether, globalization is a good or a bad thing.

The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Environmental Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century World Social Change

Oxford university Press, USA. Rise to global hegemon was contingent, not inevitable, Marks also points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment that may in the long run overshadow any political and economic milestones of the past hundred years. Wiley. Rowman Littlefield Publishers.

Wiley-Blackwell. Marks defines the modern world as one marked by industry, increasing inequality within the wealthiest industrialized countries, interstate warfare, a large and growing gap between the wealthiest and poorest parts of the world, the nation state, and an escape from the environmental constraints of the “biological old regime.

He explains its origins by emphasizing contingencies such as the conquest of the new world; the broad comparability of the most advanced regions in China, India, and Europe; the reasons why England was able to escape from common ecological constraints facing all of those regions by the eighteenth century; a conjuncture of human and natural forces that solidified a gap between the industrialized and non-industrialized parts of the world; and the mounting environmental crisis that defines the modern world.

Now in a new edition that brings the saga of the modern world to the present in an environmental context, the book considers how and why the United States emerged as a world power in the twentieth century and became the sole superpower by the twenty-first century, and why the changed relationship of humans to the environmental likely will be the hallmark of the modern era—the “Anthopocene.

Once again arguing that the U. S. Robert B. Unlike most studies, and the new world and upon the maturing field of environmental history, Africa, which assume that the “rise of the West” is the story of the coming of the modern world, drawing upon new scholarship on Asia, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles, this history, including their impacts on the environment.

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror

Oxford university Press, USA. Oxford university Press, USA. And there, america will need to recognize that it is not fighting terrorism but nationalism, as in Vietnam, a battle that cannot be won by occupation. Good muslim, bad muslim is a provocative and important book that will profoundly change our understanding both of Islamist politics and the way America is perceived in the world today.

The presumption that there are “good” Muslims readily available to be split off from “bad” Muslims masks a failure to make a political analysis of our times. This book argues that political islam emerged as the result of a modern encounter with Western power, and that the terrorist movement at the center of Islamist politics is an even more recent phenomenon, one that followed America’s embrace of proxy war after its defeat in Vietnam.

Wiley. Wiley-Blackwell. Mamdani writes with great insight about the Reagan years, showing America’s embrace of the highly ideological politics of “good” against “evil. Identifying militant nationalist governments as soviet proxies in countries such as Nicaragua and Afghanistan, the Reagan administration readily backed terrorist movements, hailing them as the “moral equivalents” of America’s Founding Fathers.

The era of proxy wars has come to an end with the invasion of Iraq. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. In this brilliant look at the rise of political islam, fanatical muslims, the distinguished political scientist and anthropologist Mahmood Mamdani brings his expertise and insight to bear on a question many Americans have been asking since 9/11: how did this happen?Mamdani dispels the idea of “good” secular, westernized and “bad” premodern, pointing out that these judgments refer to political rather than cultural or religious identities.

Governing the World: The History of an Idea, 1815 to the Present

But international institutions are also tools for the powers that be to advance their own interests. From the rubble of the napoleonic empire in the nineteenth century through the birth of the League of Nations and the United Nations in the twentieth century to the dominance of global finance at the turn of the millennium, Mazower masterfully explores the current era of international life as Western dominance wanes and a new global balance of powers emerges.

. Oxford university Press, USA. A majestic narrative reckoning with the forces that have shaped the nature and destiny of the world’s governing institutionsThe story of global cooperation is a tale of dreamers goading us to find common cause in remedying humanity’s worst problems. Wiley. Mark mazower’s governing the world tells the epic, two-hundred-year story of that inevitable tension—the unstable and often surprising alchemy between ideas and power.

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