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Globalization and Fragmentation 9780198781660

Globalization and Fragmentation

International Relations in the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0198781660
ISBN-13: 9780198781660
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PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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Product Description: As we approach the end of the twentieth century, there is widespread interest in globalization which is thought to be shaping our lives technologically, economically, culturally, and in terms of changing political identities. Ian Clark takes globalizationand its opposite, fragmentation as theorganizing themes for a grand retrospective of twentieth-century international history. Challenging the presentation of globalization as a pre-ordained, technology-driven, and irreversible process, he argues that both globalization and fragmentation have ebbed and flowed throughout the century,governed by its great formative events: westernization, the two World Wars, the depression, and the rise and fall of the cold war. Globalization and Fragmentation offers a succinct, original critique of the century's international developments. It sets out a challenging analysis of globalization as a process reflecting political relations both between and within states, and brings together the historical and theoretical studyof international relations.

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PAGES: 230
CATEGORY: Political Science
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