Readers who are tired of the popularized version of globalization touted as a recent phenomenon will find this book rewarding for both its historical depth and its contemporary significance.
Dealing with globalization in both time and space, a team of prominent sociologists, historians, political scientists, economists and theologians/ethicists from both Asia and Europe discuss globalization in terms of actual civilizational encounters and their various consequences. Essays range from political and economic developments to the issues of universalistic global ethics, covering a wide geographical terrain that includes China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, South and North Korea, as well as the European continent.
In this volume the reader will also find issues in regional development with a special focus on gender, and a remarkable contribution on the formation of historical empires such as the Mongol Empire as an early exemplar of globalization.
Göran Therborn, is Director of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, and Professor of Sociology at Cambridge University. Publications include
Between Sex and Power. Family in the World, 1900-2000 (2004), and
Inequalities of World (2006).
Habibul Haque Khondker, Ph.D. (Pittsburgh, 1984) is Professor at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He has published on nationalism, democracy and globalization.
All those interested in a deeper understanding of the issues of globalization from an interdisciplinary perspective. Sociologists, development specialists, political scientists, economic historians, as well as ethicists will find this book useful.