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Thinking Globally

Author : Mark Juergensmeyer
ISBN : 9780520278448
Genre : Political Science
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In this accessible text, Mark Juergensmeyer, a pioneer in global studies, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of global studies from regional, topical, and theoretical perspectives. Each of the twenty compact chapters in Thinking Globally features Juergensmeyer’s own lucid introduction to the key topics and offers brief excerpts from major writers in those areas. The chapters explore the history of globalization in each region of the world, from Africa and the Middle East to Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and cover key issues in today's global era, such as: • Challenges of the global economy • Fading of the nation-state • Emerging nationalisms and transnational ideologies • Hidden economies of sex trafficking and the illegal drug trade • New communications media • Environmental crises • Human rights abuses Thinking Globally is the perfect introduction to global studies for students, and an exceptional resource for anyone interested in learning more about this new area of study.
Category: Political Science

Thinking Globally

Author : Mark Juergensmeyer
ISBN : 9780520958012
Genre : Social Science
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In this accessible text, Mark Juergensmeyer, a pioneer in global studies, provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging field of global studies from regional, topical, and theoretical perspectives. Each of the twenty compact chapters in Thinking Globally features Juergensmeyer’s own lucid introduction to the key topics and offers brief excerpts from major writers in those areas. The chapters explore the history of globalization in each region of the world, from Africa and the Middle East to Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and cover key issues in today's global era, such as: • Challenges of the global economy • Fading of the nation-state • Emerging nationalisms and transnational ideologies • Hidden economies of sex trafficking and the illegal drug trade • New communications media • Environmental crises • Human rights abuses Thinking Globally is the perfect introduction to global studies for students, and an exceptional resource for anyone interested in learning more about this new area of study.
Category: Social Science

Theorizing Global Studies

Author : Darren J O'Byrne
ISBN : 0230517323
Genre : Social Science
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Clear, concise and easy to read, thisbook explores key debates around global studies today. It examines the processes and dynamics of globalization that impact on our modern world through clear explanations of complex theories. The book: presents 8 key models of global change brings together the ways in which sociology, politics and economics think about global studies covers a diverse range of major theorists in the field, from Giddens to Huntington, from Wallerstein to Fukuyama brings to life contemporary issues, including the global financial crisis and the war on terror Theorizing Global Studies is essential reading for all students of Sociology, Politics, International Relations and Global Studies.
Category: Social Science

What Is Global Studies

Author : Manfred B. Steger
ISBN : 9781315459318
Genre : Political Science
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What is Global Studies, and how does it relate to globalization? Responding to this frequently asked question, Manfred B. Steger and Amentahru Wahlrab provide the first comprehensive overview of this emerging field. Authoritative and accessible, this primer speaks to students and instructors interested not only in key theories but also in applied teaching and learning programs designed to educate "global citizens" to meet the concrete challenges of the twenty-first century. Linking the influential arguments of major thinkers in Global Studies to their own framework, the authors discuss the "Four Pillars of Global Studies": globalization, transdisciplinarity, space and time, and critical thinking. The book, with instructive appendix materials, will appeal to readers seeking a deeper understanding of Global Studies—one of the most popular fields of study in major universities around the world.
Category: Political Science

International Organizations And Higher Education Policy

Author : Roberta Malee Bassett
ISBN : 9781135854362
Genre : Education
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Higher Education operates in an increasingly global context, and yet the examination of what drives and moves the field has remained largely focused on domestic campus leaders, national governments and institutional actors. International Organizations and Higher Education Policy expands the analysis to include the global drivers behind higher education policy, including a full array of influential organizations such as the World Bank, UNESCO, OECD, WTO, bilateral aid agencies and major private foundations. The significance of these organizations is especially pronounced in the developing world, where the expansion of higher education is happening in conjunction with the broadening influence of globalization. International Organizations and Higher Education Policy critically analyses the impact that these influential organizations have at different levels of policy development and implementation around the world. It examines their role in higher education institutions, examines the strength of these relationships, and exposes both the positive and negative implications. This edited volume is composed of scholars and members of these organizations from around the world. They address: How international organizations represent the interests of the developed world and subsequently have an impact on the developing world. How these organizations drive and shape the global agenda for higher education How higher education as an international industry is subject to a myriad of influences, from the international to the regional level What ethical issues emerge when international organizations intervene in national policy-making processes.
Category: Education

The Global Turn

Author : Eve Darian-Smith
ISBN : 9780520966307
Genre : Social Science
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The ability to deploy interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives that speak to interconnected global dimensions is critical if one’s work is to be relevant and applicable to the emerging global-scale issues of our time. The Global Turn is a guide for students and scholars across all areas of the social sciences and humanities who wish to embark on global-studies research projects. The authors demonstrate how the global can be studied from a local perspective and vice versa. They show how global processes manifest at multiple levels—transnational, regional, national, and local—all of which are interconnected and mutually constitutive. This book takes readers through the steps of thinking like a global scholar in theoretical, methodological, and practical terms, and it explains the implications of global perspectives for research design.
Category: Social Science

Thinking History Globally

Author : Diego Olstein
ISBN : 9781137318145
Genre : History
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The book brings together many recent trends in writing history under a common framework: thinking history globally. By thinking history globally, the book explains, applies, and exemplifies the four basic strategies of analysis, the big C's: comparing, connecting, conceptualizing, and contextualizing, using twelve different branches of history.
Category: History

The Global Studies Reader

Author : Manfred B. Steger
ISBN : 0199338469
Genre : Political Science
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The Global Studies Reader, Second Edition, offers an accessible introduction to globalization that will provide students with a better understanding of what constitutes Global Studies - the transdisciplinary field dedicated to the study of globalization. Thus, the book has been carefully designed to provide a representative selection of transdisciplinary writings appropriate for undergraduate students in Global Studies. This book brings together in a single volume some of the best pieceson the subject written by recognized scholars. These twenty seminal contributions have been kept to an easily digestible length while at the same time covering the major dimensions of globalization: politics and societies; economies and technologies; cultures and histories; and spaces and environments. Although The Global Studies Reader purposely contains no additional sectional introductions that might interrupt the conceptual flow of the writings, it offers at the end of each of its fourparts five discussion points designed to help clarify the authors' arguments and to stimulate further conversation. You will also find suggestions for additional readings and recommended websites to guide students' further research.
Category: Political Science

Social And Cultural Foundations In Global Studies

Author : Eve Stoddard
ISBN : 9781317509776
Genre : History
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From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to the study of the social and cultural aspects of global studies. After a brief introduction to global studies, the early chapters of the book survey the key concepts and processes of globalization as well as a critical look at the meaning and role globalization. Students are guided through the material with relevant maps, resource boxes, and text boxes that support and guide further independent exploration of the topics at hand. The second half of the book features interdisciplinary case studies, each of which focuses on a specific issue.
Category: History

Cultural Geographies

Author : John Horton
ISBN : 9781317753681
Genre : Science
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Cultural geography is a major, vibrant subdiscipline of human geography. Cultural geographers have done some of the most important, exciting and thought-provokingly zesty work in human geography over the last half-century. This book exists to provide an introduction to the remarkably diverse, controversial, and sometimes-infuriating work of cultural geographers. The book outlines how cultural geography in its various forms provides a rich body of research about cultural practices and politics in diverse contexts. Cultural geography offers a major resource for exploring the importance of cultural materials, media, texts and representations in particular contexts and is one of the most theoretically adventurous subdisciplines within human geography, engaging with many important lines of social and cultural theory. The book has been designed to provide an accessible, wide-ranging and thought-provoking introduction for students studying cultural geography, or specific topics within this subdiscipline. Through a wide range of case studies and learning activities, it provides an engaging introduction to cultural geography.
Category: Science