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By A G Hopkins

ISBN-10: 0712677402

ISBN-13: 9780712677400

Globalisation used to be the buzzword of the Nineties; it supplies to turn into much more vital within the first decade of the hot century. there's now a flood of literature at the economics, politics and sociology of globalization, and standard observation within the critical day-by-day and weekly press.

Virtually all of this dialogue makes assumptions, and regularly particular claims, in regards to the novelty of globalisation. in accordance with one view, the globalisation is a brand new phenomenon that may be dated from the Eighties. A moment view holds that globalisation has a protracted heritage that may be traced again to the 19th century, if now not previous. the significance of those topics scarcely wishes elaborating. but they've got nonetheless to draw major recognition from historians. This quantity is the 1st by way of a crew of historians to deal with those concerns.

Globalisation in international background has specific beneficial properties. First, it deals a categorisation of sorts and levels of globalisation that existed earlier than the past due 20th century, No such taxonomy exists at the moment. Secondly, it emphasises a function that the present debate drastically underestimates: the truth that globalisation has non-Western in addition to Western origins. Globalisation is way greater than the 'rise of the West' provided in new terminology. The members deliver their services to undergo on issues that provide prominence to China, South Asia, Africa and the realm of Islam in addition to to Europe and the U.S., and span the final 3 centuries whereas additionally displaying an understanding of extra far-off antecedents. the result's a coherent and thought-provoking number of essays. Globalisation turns into a massive topic of old examine through the subsequent decade; this booklet may also help to set the hot agenda.

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