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Politics of Globalization presents an up-to-date perspective on the kaleidoscopic politics of globalization. The authors analyze the existing definitions of capitalism and argue that globalization and the consequent growing multi-polarity in world politics is not a crisis but a proliferation of capitalisms. This network of capitalisms becomes the framework of the politics of the new globalization.

Sites of Globalization: The Social and Cultural Origins of Community Libraries
Sites of globalization: The social and cultural origins of community libraries

Community libraries, including rural and urban, local and branch libraries, and mobile library services, are major social institutions in communities around the world. They provide all age groups with valuable cultural resources, including access to books and other media, to calm and quiet settings for reading, and to public spaces for community events. They have often been sites of political and cultural conflict, as in debates over censorship. They are also social institutions that encourage global cultural exchange: in many communities, a local library, reading room or mobile library (such as a bookmobile, or even a camel- or horse-based book service) may be the ...

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