A Brief History of Globalization: the Untold Story of Our Incredible Shrinking Planet by Alex MacGillivray (Paperback, 2006)
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- DescriptionGlobalization is fast becoming the most over-used and least-understood word in the world. For Tony Blair it is 'inevitable and irresistible'. To deny it, says Nelson Mandela, is 'like saying I do t recognize winter'. The accelerating political, ecomic, cultural and environmental interconnections that it describes are powerful and controversial. But where did globalization come from - and where is it going next? By identifying successive waves of globalization - from 15th-century explorations to the European trading empires of the 19th century; from the construction of the Great Wall of China to the fall of the Berlin Wall -- Alex MacGillivray tells the incredible story of how a mysterious flat earth became a global village. Covering globalization from all angles (the rise of the multinational corporation, the birth of the football World Cup, how most film stars kw a friend of a friend of Kevin Bacon), MacGillivray opens the lid on the complex ecomics behind the controversies and gives equal play to techlogy and culture, politics and war. From Babylon and Bollywood to Seattle and satellite navigation, the book is rich in detail, wide-ranging in scope and even-handed in its assessment of the benefits and dangers of globaliztion. It is the brief history of an incredible shrinking planet.
- Author BiographyAlex MacGillivray is a senior associate of the New Economics Foundation, the progressive think-and-do tank finding economic solutions for social and environmental problems. Alex MacGillivray writes about global issues. He has a first-class honours degree in modern history from Oxford University and a masters' degree in environmental science from Imperial College London. Alex is also a senior associate of the New Economics Foundation -- the progressive think tank finding economic solutions for social and environmental problems. He has worked with all the major players in globalisation, from UN agencies and national governments to multi-national companies and radical campaigning groups. Before this, Alex worked in Basingstoke for a company printing banknotes for half the countries of the world.
- Author(s)Alex MacGillivray
- PublisherLittle, Brown Book Group
- Date of Publication26/01/2006
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleBrief Histories
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintRobinson Publishing
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width137 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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