The objective of this series is to publish Handbooks that offer comprehensive overviews of the very latest research within the key areas in and surrounding the field of globalisation. The aim is to produce prestigious high quality works of lasting significance. Each Handbook will consist of original contributions by leading authorities, selected by an editor (or editors) who is/are recognised leader(s) in the field. The emphasis is on the most important concepts and research as well as expanding debate and indicating the likely research agenda for the future. The Handbooks provide an international and comprehensive overview of the debates and research positions in each key area of interest, while also offering space to those who believe that their work fits neither designation easily.