Globalization and History

The Evolution of a Nineteenth-century Atlantic Economy

Author: Kevin H. O'Rourke,Jeffrey G. Williamson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262650595

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 343

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Winner in the category of Economics in the 1999 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Annual Awards Competition presented by the Association of American Publishers, Inc. Globalization is not a new phenomenon; nor is it irreversible. In Globalization and History, Kevin O'Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson present a coherent picture of trade, migration, and international capital flows in the Atlantic economy in the century prior to 1914—the first great globalization boom. The book's originality lies in its application of the tools of open-economy economics to this critical historical period—differentiating it from most previous work, which has been based on closed-economy or single-sector models. The authors also keep a close eye on globalization debates of the 1990s, using history to inform the present and vice versa. The book brings together research conducted by the authors over the past decade—work that has profoundly influenced how economic history is now written and that has found audiences in economics and history, as well as in the popular press. "Fans and foes of globalization usually agree on one thing: its inevitability. But that is a big mistake, as this fine piece of scholarship makes clear. . . . It is an exceptionally rigorous and insightful history of globalization. Its main message—that globalization can sow the seeds of its own destruction—is salutary. It should be required reading for anyone inclined to think that economic history is bunk." —The Economist

Globalisation In World History

Author: A G Hopkins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446426823

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Globalisation was the buzzword of the 1990s; it promises to become even more important in the first decade of the new century. There is now a flood of literature on the economics, politics and sociology of globalization, and regular commentary in the serious daily and weekly press. Virtually all of this discussion makes assumptions, and frequently explicit claims, about the novelty of globalisation. According to one view, the globalisation is a new phenomenon that can be dated from the 1980s. A second view holds that globalisation has a long history that can be traced back to the nineteenth century, if not earlier. The importance of these themes scarcely needs elaborating. Yet they have still to attract significant attention from historians. This volume is the first by a team of historians to address these issues. Globalisation in World History has two distinctive features. First, it offers a categorisation of types and stages of globalisation that existed before the late twentieth century, No such taxonomy exists at present. Secondly, it emphasises a feature that the current debate greatly underestimates: the fact that globalisation has non-Western as well as Western origins. Globalisation is much more than the 'rise of the West' presented in new terminology. The contributors bring their expertise to bear on themes that give prominence to China, South Asia, Africa and the world of Islam as well as to Europe and the United States, and span the last three centuries while also showing an awareness of more distant antecedents. The result is a coherent and thought-provoking collection of essays. Globalisation will become a major theme of historical research during the next decade; this book will help to set the new agenda.

Globalization and Global History

Author: Barry K. Gills,William Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135992479

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Globalization and Global History argues that globalization is not an exotic and new phenomenon. Instead it emphasizes that globalization is something that has been with us as long as there have been people who are both interdependent and aware of that fact. Studying globalization from the vantage point of long-term global history permits theoretical and empirical investigation, allowing the authors collected to assess the extent of ongoing transformations and to compare them to earlier iterations. With this historical advantage, the extent of ongoing changes - which previously appeared unprecedented - can be contrasted to similar episodes in the past. The book is divided into three sections. The first focuses on how globalization has been written about from a historical perspective. The second part advances three different takes on how best to view globalization from a very long-term stance. The final section continues this interpretative thread by examining more narrow aspects of globalization processes, ranging from incorporation processes to systemic disruptions.

Globalization in World History

Author: Peter N. Stearns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317201159

Category: History

Page: 192

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In this revised edition of Globalization in World History, Peter Stearns explores the roots of contemporary globalization, examining shifts in the global flow of people, goods and ideas as early as 1000 CE. Exploring how four moments in history have accelerated the process of globalization, Stearns’s narrative details how factors such as economics, migration, disease transmission, culture, the environment, and politics have influenced the nature of globalization as we understand it today. This revised and updated second edition includes: A broadened discussion of regional reactions to globalization, anchoring the topic in world history and allowing for discussions of nationalism. A detailed look at the effects of globalization on the environment. An expanded analysis of athletics, youth culture, and the problems of globalization today. A supplementary online chapter-by-chapter reading guide, which provides additional background context and support for readers. With an interdisciplinary approach that links political, sociological, and historical perspectives, Stearns’s book provides an ideal overview of the current state of globalization and the historical factors that have shaped it.

Globalization

A Short History

Author: Jürgen Osterhammel,Niels P. Petersson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691133956

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

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'Globalization' has become a popular buzzword for explaining today's world. The expression achieved terminological stardom in the 1990s and was soon embraced by the general public and integrated into numerous languages. This text makes the case that globalization is not so new after all.

The International Trading System, Globalization, and History

Author: Kevin H. O'Rourke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: 9781843764274

Category: International trade

Page: 456

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The establishment of a multilateral international trading regime is one of the great achievements of post-1945 international diplomacy. The focus of this collection is the history of the international trading system over the past two centuries. Volume I includes an overview of the subject area as well as sections considering the effects of war and peace, the late 19th-century backlash, and contemporary views of interwar disintegration. Volume II looks at the issues of hegemony, non-discrimination and reciprocity. It also covers customs unions, preferential trading agreements, trade wars and trade rivalry. This comprehensive two-volume set will be an invaluable source of reference on the origins of globalisation. It contains 36 articles, dating from 1927 to 2004.

Thinking from the Underside of History

Enrique Dussel's Philosophy of Liberation

Author: Linda Alcoff,Eduardo Mendieta

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847696512

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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Enrique Dussel's writings span the theology of liberation, critiques of discourse ethics and evaluations of Marx, Levinas, Habermas, and others. This anthology of articles by US philosophers elucidating Dussel's thought offers critical analyses from a variety of perspectives.

The International Trading System, Globalization, and History

Author: Kevin H. O'Rourke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: 9781843764274

Category: International trade

Page: 456

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The establishment of a multilateral international trading regime is one of the great achievements of post-1945 international diplomacy. The focus of this collection is the history of the international trading system over the past two centuries. Volume I includes an overview of the subject area as well as sections considering the effects of war and peace, the late 19th-century backlash, and contemporary views of interwar disintegration. Volume II looks at the issues of hegemony, non-discrimination and reciprocity. It also covers customs unions, preferential trading agreements, trade wars and trade rivalry. This comprehensive two-volume set will be an invaluable source of reference on the origins of globalisation. It contains 36 articles, dating from 1927 to 2004.

Globalisation and the Roman World

World History, Connectivity and Material Culture

Author: Martin Pitts,Miguel John Versluys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316061396

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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This book explores a new perspective for understanding the Roman world, using connectivity as a major point of departure. Globalisation is apparent in increased flows of objects, people and ideas and in the creation of translocal consciousness in everyday life. Based on these criteria, there is a case for globalisation in the ancient Roman world. Essential for anyone interested in Romanisation, this volume provides the first sustained critical exploration of globalisation theories in Roman archaeology and history. It is written by an international group of scholars who address a broad range of subjects, including Roman imperialism, economics, consumption, urbanism, migration, visual culture and heritage. The contributors explore the implications of understanding material culture in an interconnected Roman world, highlighting several novel directions for future research.

Comparison and History

Europe in Cross-National Perspective

Author: Deborah Cohen,Maura O'Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135945152

Category: History

Page: 232

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Globalization and the Nation State

Author: Robert J. Holton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1349266361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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Globalization is much discussed but little understood. This study opens up new ways of seeing the global world around us. Drawing on contemporary and historical evidence, insights are offered into a range of subjects from the multi-national corporation and the future of the nation state, to the revival of ethnicity and the development of global culture. Globalization poses profound social challenges, but it is far from sweeping all before it. This is an important book for all those interested in economic, political and cultural change.

Nation-Building and History Education in a Global Culture

Author: Joseph Zajda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401797293

Category: Education

Page: 197

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This book examines the nexus between nation-building and history education globally and the implication for cultural diversity and social justice. It studies some of the major education reforms and policy issues in history education in a global culture, and regards them in the light of recent shifts in history education and policy research. In doing so, the volume provides a comprehensive picture of the intersecting and diverse discourses of globalisation, history education and policy-driven reforms. It makes clear that the impact of globalisation on education policy and reforms is a strategically significant issue for us all. The book focuses on the importance of nation-building and patriotism in history education, and presents up-to-date research on global trends in history education reforms and policy research. It provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concerns in the field of globalisation, history education and policy research.

Globalization and Unemployment

Author: Helmut Wagner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540667650

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

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Globalization and unemployment are two phenomena which are amongst the most widely discussed subjects in the economic debate today. Often, globalization is regarded as being responsible for the increase in unemployment, particularly in unskilled labor. This book deals with the correlation between globalization and unemployment under various aspects: historical aspects of globalization, empirical trends and theoretical explanations of unemployment, effects of globalization in general and of European Monetary Union in particular on umemployment, labor market policy in a global economy, the impact of fiscal policy on unemployment in a global economy, as well as the effects of globalization on inflation and national stabilization policy.

Globalization

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Manfred B. Steger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198779550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

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'Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic. This Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a fourth edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Presenting globalization as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. In this fourth edition Steger discusses some of the key features of recent years, such as the EU fiscal crisis, the rise of robot technology and new war technology with civilian usage such as drones, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and new identity discussions around gender fluidity and sex change in the media. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Manfred Steger

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191639664

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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'Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It is by its nature a dynamic topic - and this Very Short Introduction has been fully updated for a third edition, to include recent developments in global politics, the global economy, and environmental issues. Presenting globalization in accessible language as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life, Manfred B. Steger looks at its causes and effects, examines whether it is a new phenomenon, and explores the question of whether, ultimately, globalization is a good or a bad thing. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Nationalism, Globalization, and Orthodoxy

The Social Origins of Ethnic Conflict in the Balkans

Author: Victor Roudometof

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313319495

Category: History

Page: 304

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Roudometof explains the reasons why the Balkans have been immersed in recurrent ethnic conflict. The book illustrates the world-historical process of globalization by providing an in-depth discussion and analysis of a specific regional case. It goes on to explain the rise of nationalism in the region and why this has led to chronic ethnic conflict.

Globalization and Orthodox Christianity

The Transformations of a Religious Tradition

Author: Victor Roudometof

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135014698

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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With approximately 200 to 300 million adherents worldwide, Orthodox Christianity is among the largest branches of Christianity, yet it remains relatively understudied. This book examines the rich and complex entanglements between Orthodox Christianity and globalization, offering a substantive contribution to the relationship between religion and globalization, as well as the relationship between Orthodox Christianity and the sociology of religion – and more broadly, the interdisciplinary field of Religious Studies. While deeply engaged with history, this book does not simply narrate the history of Orthodox Christianity as a world religion, nor does it address theological issues or cover all the individual trajectories of each subgroup or subdivision of the faith. Orthodox Christianity is the object of the analysis, but author Victor Roudometof speaks to a broader audience interested in culture, religion, and globalization. Roudometof argues in favor of using globalization instead of modernization as the main theoretical vehicle for analyzing religion, displacing secularization in order to argue for multiple hybridizations of religion as a suitable strategy for analyzing religious phenomena. It offers Orthodox Christianity as a test case that illustrates the presence of historically specific but theoretically distinct glocalizations, applicable to all faiths.

Globalization and the Muslim World

Culture, Religion, and Modernity

Author: Birgit Schäbler,Leif Stenberg

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815630494

Category: History

Page: 266

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This book is a compilation of papers on Islam from scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds such as history, religious studies, anthropology, sociology and political science. It also tries to take into account the larger Muslim world with papers on Malaysia, Turkey, Sudan, Egypt, Israel-Palestine, Europe and the United States. This book is vital in beginning to understand the effects of globalization on Islam and the Muslim world.