Globalization: A Very Short Introduction
- By: Irina Haivas
The term ‘globalisation’ is widely debated and overused. We find it in the media, in books, and in our conversations. Yet, many of us still do not fully understand what globalisation means and how this process affects our lives. Martin Steger provides a clear, lively, and concise insight into the main aspects of globalisation and the surrounding debate.
‘Globalisation is a set of processes that operate simultaneously and unevenly on several levels and in various dimensions,’ the author claims. Steger focuses on four main aspects—economics, politics, culture, and ideology but strongly emphasises that the patterns of globalisation operate as an ‘interacting whole.’
The book explains global markets; international organisations; supranational institutions; mobile workforces; immigration, social, and cultural changes; technology; and the list could continue. I see or hear of all these almost every day, but still I never took the time to think beyond the surface. People are ignorant because