Runaway World: How Globalization is Reshaping Our Lives, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Runaway World

How Globalization is Reshaping Our Lives, 1st Edition

By Anthony Giddens


138 pages

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pub: 2002-12-26
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'This little book is full of insights about who we are and where we are going.' - Financial Times

The most accessible book yet by one of the most influential thinkers of our time, Runaway World evaluates the ever-increasing impact of globalization today. Extending his arguments beyond the merely economic, Giddens shows how our growing interdependence directly affects our everyday lives. Neither a cheerleading endorsement of emerging markets, nor a fearful rant on the growth of terrorism or loss of American jobs, this is a book about a world that grows smaller every day, and how those changes are affecting our culture, our traditions, our families, and our politics. Identifying globalization as a true cultural force, this eloquent and important volume is the starting point for anyone concerned about our increasingly interconnected world.


"Intellectually vigorous.full of epigrammatic arguments backed up with just enough evidence." -- Jack Beatty, Atlantic Unbound

"A brilliant primer on a complex subject." -- Newark Star-Ledger

"An accessible look at the aftereffects of globalization." -- Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Anthony Giddens is the director of the London School of Economics and Political Science and been an advisor to both Tony Blair and Bill Clinton. A cofounder of Polity Press, he is the author of many books including the international bestseller The Third Way. He has seven honorary degrees and has taught at Cambridge, Boston, Harvard, New York and Stanford universities and the University of California, Berkeley and the Sorbonne.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy