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Shrinking World Concepts

  • By: Mark Herkenrath
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Shrinking world concepts are a central, if not defining, element of contemporary globalization discourse. They refer to the widely accepted notion that recent technological developments have produced transformative changes in the objective and perceived social qualities ...

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