The Globalization Reader

ISBN 13: 9780470655634

The Globalization Reader

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9780470655634: The Globalization Reader

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 themes

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From the Back Cover:

Since its initial publication, The Globalization Reader has been widely acclaimed for its comprehensive coverage of the complexities and controversies surrounding globalization. To reflect the rapid pace of global trends and ongoing scholarship, the Fourth Edition is thoroughly revised and updated while continuing to provide the most wide-ranging and successful introduction to the political, economic, cultural, and experiential dimensions of globalization available today.

Readings from scholars, activists, and organizations ensure balanced viewpoints and insightful coverage of the many layers and aspects of globalization. New topics explored in the Fourth Edition include global governance, world soccer, the recent global financial crisis, global health, American evangelicals, and tropical deforestation. Other readings address economic globalization, the role of media and religion in cultural globalization, links between environmentalism and the globalization of social problems, and the alternative globalization movement.

Presenting the most accessible and comprehensive reviews of current debates and research, The Globalization Reader Fourth Edition will clarify readers' understanding of the myriad issues surrounding the complex and controversial realities of today's interconnected world.

About the Author:

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 (2008), and World Culture: Origins and Consequences (with John Boli, Wiley-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, Wiley-Blackwell, 2005), New Citizens for a New Society (1989), and Constructing World Culture (edited with George M. Thomas, 1999).

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