Renowned author Ulrike Schuerkens presents an in-depth exploration of social transformations and developments. Combining an international approach with up-to-date research, the book: • Has dedicated chapters on contemporary topics including technology, new media, war and terror, political culture and inequality • Includes an analysis of societal structures – inequality, globalization, transnationalism • Contains learning features including: discussion questions, annotated further reading, chapter summaries, and pointers to online resources to assist with study A must buy for students taking modules in social change, social inequality, social theory, and globalization.

Transformations of Local Socio-Economic Practices in a Global World

Transformations of Local Socio-Economic Practices in a Global World

Summary

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the transformation of socio-economic practices in the global economy. It offers analytical and comparative insights at the world level, with regard to current socio-economic practices as well as an assessment of the overall economic globalization phenomenon in the global world. Through empirical case studies of different civilizations or cultures that describe situations where local socio-economic practices and global economic modernity intertwine, this chapter assesses the overall situation in the world, looking at the world as an economic system where some countries act as winners, others as losers, and some as both winners and losers of economic globalization.

Introduction

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