Providing you with a wide-ranging introduction to key international issues in crime and its control, this book covers all essential theories, and clearly explains their relevance to the world today. Going beyond just looking at organized crime, the book covers a range of topics including: •Human rights •Terrorism •Trafficking •Cybercrime •Environmental crime •International Law Plenty of case studies and examples are included throughout, including the Bali 9, Rana Plaza and the shooting of Charles De Menezes, and tips on further reading make it easy to know where to go to engage with more debates in the field. Making sure you’re up to date with current issues, this book will be essential reading for students in Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as those in Law and International Relations.

Globalization and Mobility
Globalization and Mobility
This chapter will look at
  • Theories of globalization.
  • Global–local interactions and relationships.
  • Mobility and social exclusion.
Keywords
  • Globalization
  • Late modernity
  • Glocalization
  • Social stratification
  • Mobility
2.1 Introduction

Globalization is a buzzword that has significantly shaped the start of the twenty-first century. The term has been used by academics, journalists, politicians, economists, corporations and advertising professionals alike to describe a growing sense of global interconnectedness that shapes political, economic, social and cultural life. Sociologist Anthony Giddens (2002, p. 7) stated, ‘globalisation may not be a particularly elegant word. But absolutely no one who wants to understand our prospects at century’s end can ignore it.’ In this chapter we will explore the variety of approaches towards globalization and unpack the concept to better understand the nature and structure of the world in ...

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