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From Walmart to Al Qaeda

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Globalization, 1st Edition

By David Murillo

Routledge

156 pages

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From Walmart to Al Qaeda explains the fuzzy, complex and seemingly incomprehensible concept of globalization. What is globalization? What are the core topics, theories and competing ideologies? Are we walking towards homogenization or towards a global collision of cultures and identities? The potential risks and challenges for the global economy, corporations and political regimes are acknowledged by most but not fully understood. This book provides a refreshing new look at how society is being shaped by globalization and how these apparent destructive patterns can be both explained and potentially remedied.Globalization is both a concept and a cliché. It is a term that is used to explain an economic system or the state of the world. David Murillo sets out the questions and identifies the interrelationships of different disciplines to both understand the issues and also find solutions.

The book discusses globalization and current attempts to conceptualize and measure it. There are theoretical and ideological debates on whether globalization is inevitable and the various alternatives for interpreting how the world works.Accompanying Teaching Notes are available on request with the purchase of this book.

Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction to globalization2. Social change, technology and collective identities3. Economic globalization4. Financial globalization5. Contemporary corporate culture6. State sovereignty and world governance7. Values and challenges of global governance: Europeanizing the worldAfterwordReferencesAbout the author

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS008000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
BUS025000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
PHI005000
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL033000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization