A dictionary of globalization by Jens-Uwe Wunderlich

By Jens-Uwe Wunderlich

Globalization has turn into the most vital themes inside politics and economics. This new name explains a few of the comparable terminology, summarizes the encompassing theories and examines the overseas organisations concerned. With the proliferation of communications and the increase of the multi-national company, the concept that of globalization is extremely important to the trendy political surroundings. The constitution of the fashionable economic climate, in line with info creation and diffusion, has made nationwide barriers principally beside the point. A Dictionary of Globalization explains theories, philosophies and ideologies, and comprises brief biographies of major activists, theorists and thinkers corresponding to Noam Chomsky, Karl Marx and Jos? Bov?. strategies, concerns and phrases key to the knowledge of globalization even have transparent and concise definitions, together with democracy, civil society, non-governmental firms and ethnicity. Cross-referenced for ease of use, this title aims to be of serious gain to somebody learning politics or sociology. it is going to end up necessary to public and educational libraries, in addition to to companies, govt departments, embassies and newshounds.

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In globalization discourse air pollution is connected to enhanced industrial activity. Widespread industrialization and the increase in the burning of fossil fuels to generate electricity are said to have contributed to a dramatic increase in levels of air pollution, with potentially disastrous consequences for human life and the environment. Acid rain and global warming are but two examples of the negative consequences of human industrial activity in this context. Al-Jazeera Al-Jazeera is a Qatar-based Arabic television network with an estimated 50m.

This reflects the idea of broader co-operation in the AsiaPacific region, which finds its expression in ASEAN Plus Three (to include Japan, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea) and the East Asian Economic Group. ) 41 Autarky Autarky The term autarky describes a closed and self-sufficient economy, or a country which has only very limited interaction with the rest of the international system. It is doubtful, however, whether it is possible to achieve complete autarky. No nation state and no economy can detach itself completely from the rest of the world and the geopolitical and economic system they are embedded in.

While challenging processes whose origins lie beyond their immediate localities, they profess the aim of establishing greater control over their own lives and spaces. It appears then that globalization remains a controversial and highly contested term. Given such a wealth of differing opinions, almost everything related to globalization let alone the definition of the concept, or its social, political, economic and cultural implications, is notoriously difficult to pin down. The aim of this short introduction has been to alert the reader to some of the literatures at the centre of the debate, and provide a framework for the rest of the volume.

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