The constraints of geography are shrinking and the world is becoming a single place. Globalization and the global society are increasingly occupying the centre of sociological debates. Widely discussed by journalists and a key goal for many businesses, globalization has become a buzz-word in recent years. In this extensively revised and restructured new edition of Globalization , Malcolm Waters provides a user-friendly introduction to the main arguments about the process, including a chapter on the critiques of the globalization thesis that have emerged since the first edition was published.
1. A World of Difference 2. Trading Places: The international economy 3. Open Spaces: The globalizing economy 4. States of Flux: International politics 5. Whither the State?: Globalizing politics 6. Clashing Civilizations: International cultures 7. New World Chaos: Globalizing cultures 8. Real World Arguments