Thoroughly revised and updated, The Globalization Reader, Fourth Edition offers a provocative assessment of globalization by reviewing the current debates and ongoing research on the topic, providing readers with the most comprehensive introduction to globalization available today. Fully revised and updated with new readings on global governance, world soccer, the recent global financial crisis, global health, American evangelicals, and tropical deforestation Includes coverage on economic globalization, the role of media and religion in cultural globalization, and the link between environmentalism and the globalization of social problems Features coverage that ranges across economic, political, cultural, and experiential dimensions of social change Offers a wide variety of perspectives on globalization and captures many of the fault lines in current debates Stimulates discussion by including provocative contemporary works and by structuring sections around arguments that serve as connecting themesÜber den Autor:
Frank J. Lechner is Professor of Sociology at Emory University. In addition to publishing numerous papers on religion and sociological theory, Lechner is the author of Globalization: The Making of World Society (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), The Netherlands: National Identity and Globalization (2007), and World Culture: Origins and Consequences (with John Boli, Blackwell, 2005). John Boli is Professor of Sociology at Emory University. He has published extensively on global culture and organizations, education, and state authority. His books include World Culture: Origins and Consequences (with Frank J. Lechner, Blackwell, 2005), New Citizens for a New Society (1989) and Constructing World Culture (edited with George M. Thomas, 1999).
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