9780415944878

Runaway World: How Globalization is Reshaping Our Lives

  • ISBN 13:

    9780415944878

  • ISBN 10:

    0415944872

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 12/26/2002
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

The most accessible book yet by one of the most influential thinkers of our time, Runaway World evaluates the ever-increasing impact of globalization today. Extending his arguments beyond the merely economic, Giddens shows how our growing interdependence directly affects our everyday lives. Neither a cheerleading endorsement of emerging markets, nor a fearful rant on the growth of terrorism or loss of American jobs, Runway World is a book about a world that grows smaller every day, and how those changes are affecting our culture, our traditions, our families, and our politics. Identifying globalization as a true cultural force, this eloquent and important volume is the starting point for anyone concerned about our increasingly interconnected world. Book jacket.

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