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Do we confuse globalization for Americanization? What are the distinctive elements in the interplay of the local and the global?This much needed book is the first full length text to examine globalization from the perspective of both the West and the East. It considers globalization as a general social and economic process, and the challenges it presents for Western social science. The meaning of a global perspective is explored through various concrete examples: religion, migration, medicine, terrorism, global disasters, citizenship, multiculturalism, media and popular culture. Introduced with a forward from Roland Robertson the book is brimming with novel interpretations and fresh insights that will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of globalization.

Globalization and the Nation-State
Globalization and the nation-state
Introduction

The financial crisis of 2008, which unfolded with a dramatic bank collapse and the historic rescue of various financial institutions by governments, was preceded by a food crisis and an unusually sharp rise in the oil price. In July 2008 oil reached US$147 a barrel, but ...

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