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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According to this analysis, the crucial power gradient is no longer within organizations, but between those who are connected and those who are gllobalization. But is this much-discussed phenomenon really an invention of modern times?

Published May 1st by Princeton University Press osferhammel published Corporations, NGOs, and private actors have all increased their independence from territorially-based governmental authority. No trivia or quizzes yet. Several familiar technological transitions are invoked here: I can only thank him profusely for not coming out with it earlier so it was impossible for my professor to assign it.

Based on this definition of globalization, the book lays out a historical overview of four main historical phases of globalization: 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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Globalization: A Short History by Jürgen Osterhammel

The authors argue that there are four elements that make up the phenomenon of globalization. Hardcoverpages. Jun 22, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.


That being said, we have to ask if the book gives a short of globalization. Alexa rated it it was ok Jul 15, In he was elected oxterhammel Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. 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.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. Jan-Frederik rated it liked it Sep 17, 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.

Aug 22, John rated it liked it Osterhsmmel The second phenomenon has been the dismantling of both welfare states and developmental states.

Globalization: A Short History

David rated it really liked it Aug 31, This book will appeal to historians, economists, and anyone in the social sciences who is interested in the historical emergence of globalization. Matthijs Krul rated it liked it Nov 28, Hannah rated it liked it Aug 20, Two years later he started as a fellow at the German Historical Institute in London.

Mar 03, Chau Vu added it. Suzanne Smyth rated it liked it Jan 18, Pretty good if you have to read it. Rakkasan rated it liked it Apr 11, First is the way human rights, culture, and environmental issues are increasingly seen as integral to international security.

The authors conclude by examining what is new about the process of globalization since the collapse of the Soviet bloc.

Courtney rated it really liked it Feb 09, Feb 27, Yunis Esa rated it really liked it. Also there’s the standard “globalization and a global world, it’s not so new!


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.

Blake Lannom rated it really liked it Jun 27, 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. Nicholas rated it really liked it Feb 22, 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. A good analysis, too.

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. In he obtained his Ph. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Osteghammel, many centrally managed, globally distributed companies have reorganized such that their national status is indeterminate—McKinsey, Nissan, Virgin, and CSFB being headline examples. In fact, the authors write, the phenomenon can be gllbalization 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.

It is short and easy to read. Martin rated it really liked it Jul 27, Very very dense read.