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Palgrave Macmillan

Theorizing Global Studies

ISBN 9780230517318
Publication Date April 2011
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Clear, concise and easy to read, thisbook explores key debates around global studies today. It examines the processes and dynamics of globalization that impact on our modern world through clear explanations of complex theories. The book:

  • presents 8 key models of global change
  • brings together the ways in which sociology, politics and economics think about global studies
  • covers a diverse range of major theorists in the field, from Giddens to Huntington, from Wallerstein to Fukuyama
  • brings to life contemporary issues, including the global financial crisis and the war on terror

Theorizing Global Studies is essential reading for all students of Sociology, Politics, International Relations and Global Studies.

DARREN O'BYRNE Principal Lecturer in Sociology and Human Rights at Roehampton University, UK, and Subject Head of Social Sciences. He was formerly Chair of the Global Studies Association and is the author of Human Rights: An Introduction, and The Dimensions of Global Citizenship.
ALEXANDER HENSBY was Lecturer in Social Sciences at Roehampton University, UK and the University of Cambridge, UK.




"A fine contribution to making sense out of global studies and the fog of globalization."- Christopher Chase-Dunn, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, USA
"This is a well-written and well-structured book that makes complex theoretical perspectives manageable for undergraduate students."- Richard Black, Head of School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, UK
"The book presents theories and concepts associated with global studies in both a rigorous and systematic way. I cannot think of a book that would be more suitable as a text for undergraduate courses." - Vaughan Higgins, Lecturer in Sociology, Charles Sturt University, Australia
"This engagingly written and well structured book is an excellent text that will allow students to navigate the diverse set of agendas and arguments surrounding Global Studies." - Ray Kiely, Professor of International Politics, Queen Mary University of London, UK
"Theorizing Global Studies is an excellent book. All the major theoretical frames, concepts and issues are addressed, and the book provides an excellent resource for readers on the many different theoretical perspectives on globality, globalization and globalism."- Richard Harris, Emeritus Professor of Global Studies, California State University Monterey Bay, US
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