Preface to the Second Edition ; 1. Globalization: a contested concept ; 2. Globalization and history: is globalization a new phenomenon? ; 3. The economic dimension of globalization ; 4. The political dimension of globalization ; 5. The cultural dimension of globalization ; 6. The ecological dimension of globalization ; 7. Ideologies of globalization: market globalism, justice globalism, jihadist globalism ; 8. Assessing the future of globalization
Manfred B. Steger is Professor of Global Studies and Academic Director of the Globalism Institute at RMIT University. Steger has acted as a consultant on globalization for the U.S. State Department.
"A brilliant overview for anyone who is purely interested in learning more about the causes and effects of globalization. This book is a concise, uncomplicated and very readable explanation of a very important process in the world today. Steger does an excellent job of remaining objective when examining the positive and negative consequences of the globalization process and astutely evaluates its role in world development." --AALL Spectrum