How are global forces impacting on local lifestyles? Where does the personal stand in relation to globalization? Global Forces and Local Life-Worlds explores these questions using a mixture of sociological and anthropological analysis and case study methods. Demonstrating the tensions between retaining cultural integrity in the face of the levelling processes associated with modernity, this book: locates the problems of globalization and localization in the appropriate anthropological and sociological dimensions; examines the relationship between culture and identity; and explores the varieties of modernity.

Particularizing the Global: Reception of Foreign Direct Investment in Slovenia
Particularizing the global: Reception of foreign direct investment in slovenia
NinaBandelj
Global Forces of Foreign Direct Investment

A key indicator of economic globalization is a tremendous increase in world foreign direct investment flows (FDI).1 By the end of the millennium, FDI had reached a record of US$865 billion, marking a more than 20-fold increase since 1970. How does such an immense amount of global capital impact economic practices in local settings? And in turn, how do local reactions shape global investment forces?

To address these questions, this article examines FDI in one East European transition country, Slovenia. Foreign direct investment is advocated as a catalyst in the transition process, since it contributes crucially needed financial, managerial and technological resources ...

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