Understanding Globalization

The Social Consequences of Political, Economic, and Environmental Change

By (author) Robert K. Schaeffer

Publication date:

14 January 2016

Length of book:

280 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781442215269

Understanding Globalization introduces students to the concept of globalization, providing an essential history, overview of key themes and theories, and a wealth of engaging examples. The fifth edition has been completely revised to connect with students today, opening with a discussion of the far-reaching causes and effects of the recent financial crisis and including new material on global migration patterns, ISIS, and more, while maintaining the book’s accessible and student-friendly style.

The book begins by examining the roots of the recent global financial crisis, looking at the roles of inflation, the housing crisis, Wall Street, policy makers, and more. It also explores the varying impact of globalization—from democratization and equality in some countries to destabilization and inequality in others. The fifth edition of
Understanding Globalization is a compelling and current introduction to the myriad influences of globalization in our lives.
This book is wonderful. It presents a very clear history of modern globalization and the role the United States has played in this process. It is currently the best book on explaining the historical conditions that have led to modern globalization.