Advanced Introduction to Globalisation

Elgar Advanced Introductions series

Jonathan Michie, Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, President of Kellogg College and Director of the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, UK; Visiting Professor, European University Institute, Florence, Italy; Honorary Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Senior Fellow, Rutgers, US

Globalisation impacts almost all aspects of our lives. Smart-phones give access to news, documents and communications instantaneously and globally. It is said that change is accelerating, and the nation state is increasingly anachronistic. This book challenges that consensus. Globalisation is as old as capitalism, as is technological change. The reduced power of national governments is due to the free-market form of globalisation created by the 1980s administrations of Thatcher and Reagan leading to the 2008-2009 global financial crisis and recession. We need to move beyond this, taxing wealth and speculation to create a new era of sustainable development, globally.

‘This book is a tour de force on the dynamics of globalisation. It provides an overview of the main trends and shows how seemingly geographically remote issues are connected. Far from commonplace, it manages to provide original and provocative interpretations of how globalization has changed our lives.’
– Daniele Archibugi, Italian National Research Council, Italy and Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

2017 176 pp Paperback 978 1 78471 071 2 £23.16 £18.95 $23.16 $28.95
2017 176 pp Hardback 978 1 78471 069 9 £94.50 £68.00 $94.50 $105.00

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