Globalization has ratings and 8 reviews. Kelly said: A somewhat repetitive, but eminently clear and concise collection of the authors’ views on the w. Book Summary of Globalization – A Short History by Jürgen Osterhammel and Published in: Business, News & Politics. 0 Comments; 2 Likes. Globalization: A Short History By Jürgen Osterhammel and Neils P. Petersson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Pp. xi + £

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Globalization: A Short History by Jürgen Osterhammel

Corporations, NGOs, and private actors have all increased their independence from territorially-based governmental authority. Globalization is the subject of vast polemics, lining up globalization enthusiasts, who argue that globalization has brought a new era of growth and prosperity, against globalization opponents, who regard globalization as a synonym hiistory the hegemony of transnational corporations bent on undermining democracy and labor rights in the West, and the terms of trade and environmental conditions in the developing world.

I can only thank him profusely for not coming out with it earlier so it was impossible for my professor to assign it. Shprt that the world did not turn “global” overnight, the book traces the emergence of globalization over the past seven or eight centuries. Fourth, the Internet has emerged as both the most potent metaphor for, and a leading functional gglobalization of, shoft integration and connectedness.

In fact, the authors write, the phenomenon can be traced back to early modern large-scale trading, for example, the silk trade between China and the Mediterranean region, the shipping routes between the Arabian Peninsula and India, and the more frequently traveled caravan routes of the Near East and North Africa–all conduits for people, goods, coins, artwork, and ideas. Jul 31, Kaitlyn rated it liked it.


Globalization: A Short History

Osterhammel and Petersson argue that the period from to an era characterized by the development of free trade and the long-distance impact of the industrial revolution–represented an important phase in the globalization phenomenon.

I’m told that Osterhammel recently came out with a page version of his views in Ger A somewhat repetitive, but eminently clear and concise collection of the authors’ views on the what “globalization” actually is and especially what it is not. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Aug 22, John rated it liked it Shelves: The authors argue that there are four elements that make up the phenomenon of globalization. Published May 1st by Princeton University Press first published Jan-Frederik rated it liked it Sep 17, Two years later he started as a fellow at the German Historical Institute in London.

Hannah rated it liked it Aug 20, In he was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. Also there’s the standard “globaliza Interesting The authors conclude by examining what is new about the process of globalization since the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Suzanne Smyth rated it liked it Jan 18, Unlike some others, though, this book does discuss the way globalization has an ebb and flow over time, and also examines the way homogenizing forces tend to lead to fragmentation Sep 04, Mikaela rated it it was ok Shelves: It is short and easy to read.


But is this much-discussed phenomenon really an invention of modern times?

Refresh and try again. Marius rated it liked it Nov 19, Matthijs Krul rated it liked it Nov 28, Alexa rated it it was ok Jul 15, Jan 15, morning Os rated it really liked it Shelves: Based on this definition of globalization, the book lays out a historical overview of four main historical phases of globalization: Usually seen as a consequence of globalization, the reversal of statism has also in itself accelerated globalization by opening up new investment opportunities for international capital.

A somewhat repetitive, but eminently clear and concise collection of the authors’ views on the what “globalization” actually is and especially what it is not. Hardcoverpages. Nicholas rated it really liked it Osterhammrl 22, The expression achieved terminological stardom in the s and was soon embraced by the general public and integrated into numerous languages.

Martin rated it really liked it Jul 27, Pretty good if you have to read it. Like the diaspora book I just read, Osterhammel and Petersson Ali Akay rated it liked it Apr 10,

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