Globalization has ratings and 8 reviews. Kelly said: A somewhat repetitive, but eminently clear and concise collection of the authors’ views on the w. Book Summary of Globalization – A Short History by Jürgen Osterhammel and Published in: Business, News & Politics. 0 Comments; 2 Likes. Globalization: A Short History By Jürgen Osterhammel and Neils P. Petersson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Pp. xi + £

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The expression achieved terminological stardom in the s and was soon embraced by the general public and integrated into numerous languages. But is this much-discussed phenomenon really an invention of modern times?

Arguing that the world did not turn histoey overnight, the book traces the emergence of globalization over the past seven or eight centuries. Osterhammeo fact, the authors write, the phenomenon can be traced back to early modern large-scale trading, for example, the silk trade between China and the Mediterranean region, the shipping routes between the Arabian Peninsula and India, and the more frequently traveled caravan routes of the Near East and North Africa–all conduits for people, goods, coins, artwork, and ideas.

Osterhammel and Petersson argue that the period from to an era characterized by the development of free trade and the long-distance impact of the industrial revolution–represented an important phase in the globalization phenomenon. Moreover, they demonstrate how globalization in the mid-twentieth century opened up the prospect of global destruction though nuclear war and ecological catastrophe. In the end, the authors write, today’s globalization is part of a long-running transformation and has not ushered in a “global age” radically different from anything that came before.

This book will appeal to historians, economists, and anyone in the social sciences who is interested in the historical emergence of globalization. Hardcoverpages. Published May 1st by Princeton University Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please hietory up.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 22, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: A somewhat repetitive, but eminently clear and concise collection of the authors’ views on the what “globalization” actually is and especially what it is not.

Those who find Eurocentric versions of ‘globalization’ to be offensive will probably find this book somewhat controversial, but I found their thesis to be as well supported as it could be in pages that strives to cover years and more of history. I’m told that Osterhammel recently came out with a page version of his views in Ger A somewhat repetitive, but eminently clear and concise collection of the authors’ views on the what “globalization” actually is and especially what it is not.

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I’m told that Osterhammel recently came out with a page version of his views in German that is currently being translated some overly ambitious and masochistic academic press. I can only thank him profusely for not coming out with it earlier so it was impossible for my professor to assign it. View all 8 comments. Feb 27, Yunis Esa rated it really liked it. The book is short, written beforeand covers the history of global connection for History of over years.

That being said, we have to ask if the book gives a short of globalization. The answer is yes. The book does a good job tackling the issues in way that one could understand the historical significance of globalization in the context of how the authors define it.

Jul 31, Kaitlyn rated it liked it. Pretty good if you have to read it. Aug 05, Nils rated it liked it Shelves: Globalization is the subject of vast polemics, lining up globalization enthusiasts, who argue that globalization has brought a new era of growth and prosperity, against globalization opponents, who regard globalization as a synonym for the hegemony of transnational corporations bent on undermining democracy and labor rights in the West, and the terms of trade and environmental conditions in the developing world.

A S Globalization is the subject of vast polemics, lining up globalization enthusiasts, who argue that globalization has brought a new era of growth and prosperity, against globalization opponents, who regard globalization as a synonym for the hegemony of transnational corporations bent on undermining democracy and labor rights in the West, and the terms of trade and environmental conditions in the developing world.

The authors argue that there are four elements that make up the phenomenon of globalization. Corporations, NGOs, and private actors have all increased their independence from territorially-based governmental authority.

Globalization: A Short History

Several familiar technological transitions are invoked here: According to this analysis, the crucial power gradient is no longer within organizations, but between those histlry are connected and those who are not. Based on this definition of globalization, the book lays out a historical overview of four main historical phases of globalization: The authors conclude by examining what is new about the process of globalization since the collapse of the Soviet bloc.

They identify five basic elements. First is the way human rights, culture, and environmental issues are osterhamel seen as integral to international security. This change has been accompanied by the rise of a new class of international actors that operate above, below, or beside state actors, including not only respectable organizations such as the WTO, Amnesty International or the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, but also illicit counterparts such as Al Qaeda.

The second phenomenon has been the dismantling of both welfare states and developmental states.

Usually seen as a consequence of globalization, the reversal of statism has also in itself accelerated globalization by opening up new investment opportunities for international capital. Third has been the intensification of international trade and finance: Moreover, many centrally managed, globally distributed companies have reorganized such that their national status is indeterminate—McKinsey, Nissan, Virgin, and CSFB being headline examples. Fourth, the Internet has emerged as both the most potent metaphor for, and a leading functional driver of, global integration and connectedness.

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Finally, as rapidly as aboveboard integration has taken place, illicit integration has taken place even faster. Aug 22, John rated it liked it Shelves: More talk of the nation-state too. Like the diaspora book I just read, Osterhammel and Petersson Also there’s the standard “globaliza Interesting Also there’s the standard “globalization and a global world, it’s not so new! Unlike some others, though, this book does discuss the way globalization has an ebb and flow over time, and also examines the way homogenizing forces tend to lead to fragmentation If you want a quick primer on the topic, especially as it relates to history, this might serve.

Mar 03, Chau Vu added it. Very very dense read. If you already have some background knowledge prior to reading the book, then it will be a great summary of globalization. Otherwise, you may find the amount of historical facts and events overwhelming. Sep 04, Mikaela rated it it was ok Shelves: Jan 15, morning Os rated it really liked it Shelves: It is short and easy to read.

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In he obtained his Ph. Two years later he started as a fellow at the German Historical Institute in London. In he was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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