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Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Manfred Steger

Oxford University Press, 2013

Globalization has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time--a term that describes a variety of complex economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental forces that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. In clear, accessible language, Manfred B. Steger goes beyond a narrow economic focus to cover all the major causes and consequences of globalization as well as the hotly contested question of whether globalization ...


Globalization: A Very Short Introduction
Manfred Steger

Oxford University Press, 2009

Globalization has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time--a term that describes a variety of complex economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental forces that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. In the years since World War II, we have seen national boundaries fade as financial markets, manufacturing concerns, information services, and cultural products (including movies, music, and television shows) have ...


The SAGE Handbook of Globalization

SAGE Publications Ltd, 2014

Global studies is a fresh and dynamic discipline area that promises to reinvigorate undergraduate and postgraduate education in the social sciences and humanities. In the Australian context, the interdisciplinary pedagogy that defines global studies is gaining wider acceptance as a coherent and necessary approach to the study of global change. Through the Global Studies Consortium (GSC), this new discipline is forming around an impressive body ...


Globalization: The Greatest Hits, A Global Studies Reader
Manfred B. Steger

Paradigm Publishers, 2010

The premier scholar of globalization studies, Manfred B. Steger, has brought together here the “greatest hits” of the field since it emerged in the 1980s. In addition to carefully selecting and editing twenty of the most influential pieces on globalization out of a vast repertoire of writing, Steger provides an original and insightful introduction that spotlights the gist of these gems while showing how they build on one another ...


Globalisms: The Great Ideological Struggle of the Twenty-first Century (Globalization)
Manfred B. Steger

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008

This new edition of Manfred Steger's award-winning book explores the three principal ideologies of our time: the dominant "market globalism" based on a neoliberal vision of the world as a single marketplace, the "justice globalism" developed over the last decade by a transnational coalition of global civil society forces, and the "jihadist globalism" of radical Islamists seeking to galvanize their global community of believers into violent ...


Crazy Clouds: Zen Radicals, Rebels & Reformers
Perle Besserman, Manfred Steger

Shambhala, 1991

Book by Perle Besserman, Manfred Steger


Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction
Manfred B. Steger, Ravi K. Roy

Oxford University Press, 2010

Anchored in the principles of the free-market economics, "neoliberalism" has been associated with such different political leaders as Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Augusto Pinochet, and Junichiro Koizumi. In its heyday during the late 1990s, neoliberalism emerged as the world's dominant economic paradigm, stretching from the Anglo-American heartlands of capitalism to the former communist bloc all the way to the ...


Zen Radicals, Rebels, and Reformers
Perle Besserman, Manfred B. Steger

Wisdom Publications, 2011

The revolutionary figures in this book are those innovative, non-conformist masters--Zen "madmen"--whose unorthodox behavior has helped define the radical countercultural movement known simply as Zen. In Zen Radicals, Rebels, and Reformers you'll meet Zen boat-rockers that span from early eighth-century China all the way to the bustling streets of modern-day America with a stop in the middle to visit a courageous Zen master who made the ...


Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Audible Studios, 2009

This book offers a stimulating introduction to globalization and its varying impacts across, between, and within societies. It is a highly listenable text that contributes to a better understanding of the crucial aspects and dimensions of the developments and transformations that go by the name of globalization.


Rethinking Globalism (Globalization)

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003

What is the hottest American export since 9/11? The contributors to this provocative volume contend that it is Western style globalism-the dominant free market ideology that determines everything from most-favored-nation status to the declaration of war. In this much-needed post-September 11 analysis, an interdisciplinary team of authors shows how central concepts like globalization, liberty, free markets, and free trade are increasingly being ...


Globalism: Market Ideology Meets Terrorism (Globalization)
Manfred B. Steger

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005

Winner of the 2003 Michael Harrington Award The new edition of Globalism picks up where the first edition left off_sandwiched between the G-8 Summit in Genoa, Italy, and the terrorist attacks of 9/11. As global challengers moved from peaceful protest to more violent confrontation, the market ideology of the dominant Western perspective transformed into what Steger terms an 'imperial globalism' led by the United States. With the birth of this new ...


The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Political Ideologies from the French Revolution to the Global War on Terror
Manfred B. Steger

Oxford University Press, 2009

Neoliberalism. Neoconservatism. Postmarxism. Postmodernism. Is there really something genuinely new about today's isms? Have we moved past our traditional ideological landscape? Combining political history, philosophical interpretation, and good old-fashioned story-telling, Manfred B. Steger traces ideology's remarkable journey from Count Destutt de Tracy's Enlightenment "science of ideas" to President George W. Bush's "imperial globalism." ...


Grassroots Zen
Perle Besserman, Manfred Steger

Tuttle Publishing, 2001

Many Zen Buddhist practitioners have come to question some of Japanese Zen's less democratic aspects-from the strict, male-dominated hierarchies to the racial overtones. At the same time, modern American Buddhists often find it difficult to integrate zazen (seated Zen meditation) with lives of family, work, and social engagement. This book offers a fascinating guide to overcoming both these dilemmas. A study of how one Zen group returned to an ...


Violence and Its Alternatives: An Interdisciplinary Reader

Palgrave Macmillan, 1999

The proliferation of violence is arguably one of the most crucial topics of concern in an era of ethnic wars on one hand, and cultural debates about what constitutes violence in arenas of pornography, nationalism, race relations, the media, even environm


Justice Globalism: Ideology, Crises, Policy
Manfred B. Steger, James Goodman, ...

SAGE Publications Ltd, 2012

Are political activists connected to the global justice movement simplistically opposed to neoliberal globalization? Is their political vision 'incoherent' and their policy proposals 'naïve' and 'superficial' as is often claimed by the mainstream media? Drawing on dozens of interviews and rich textual analyses involving nearly fifty global justice organizations linked to the World Social Forum, the authors of this pioneering study ...


Gandhi's Dilemma: Nonviolent Principles and Nationalist Power
Manfred B. Steger

Palgrave Macmillan, 2000

Throughout his long career as a political thinker and activist, Mahatma Gandhi encountered the dilemma of either remaining faithful to his nonviolent principles and risking the failure of the Indian nationalist movement, or focusing on the seizure of political power at the expense of his moral message. Putting forward his vision of a “nonviolent nationalism,” Gandhi argued that Indian self-rule could be achieved without sacrificing the ...


The Global Studies Reader
Manfred B. Steger

Oxford University Press, 2014

Ideal for undergraduate courses, The Global Studies Reader, Second Edition, is an engaging, accessible introduction that helps students better understand what constitutes the interdisciplinary field of Global Studies. The premier scholar of globalization studies, Manfred B. Steger, brings together twenty of the "greatest hits" of the field since it emerged in the 1980s, carefully selecting and editing these influential pieces out of a vast ...


Engels After Marx

Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt), 1999

One hundred years after the death of Friedrich Engels, the long-time colleague of Karl Marx continues to influence the thought of socialist thinkers. This critical reappraisal of Engels addresses his relevance after both the death of Marx and the decline of Marxism, bringing Engels out from under the shadow of Marx to show the theoretical significance and historical impact of his wide-ranging criticisms for philosophy, science, political ...


Social Capital: Critical Perspectives on Community and "Bowling Alone"

NYU Press, 2002

" Social Capital is an important crtique that should stimulate further analysis and dicussion of what constitutes community." — New Political Science "The reader emerges with a good sense of the gaps in Putnam's work- or more appropriately in the context of this book, the way in which the 'feelgood' factor of Putnam's work deserves critical analysis." — Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations This ...


Globalization (A Brief Insight)
Manfred Steger

Sterling, 2010

For many scholars and political activists, “globalization” encompasses a variety of economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental practices that have accelerated in the last few decades. Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted system encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life. In addition to unpacking the term’s various dimensions, he investigates whether ...



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