Dictionary of Globalization
September 2006, Polity
Framed by a lively introductory chapter which examines the emergence and propulsion of this concept into widespread usage, the dictionary comprises an A-Z of entries covering every major aspect of the globalization debate from 9/11 to Zapatistas, the World Bank to the World Social Forum.
The entries, ranging from 100 to 500 words in length, are
divided into three core categories:
- institutions and organizations
- processes and phenomena
- key thinkers
Each entry is accompanied by a few carefully selected recommendations for further reading to help students deepen their understanding of the topic in question. The dictionary also concludes with a section of additional readings grouped around key themes such as economic, political and cultural globalization.
Designed to facilitate the readers own critical engagement with the complex ideas behind different perspectives on globalization, the dictionary is an invaluable guide for students, researchers and policy-makers.
The Dictionary of Globalization (A-Z).
- The first dictionary to provide a critical overview of the
contemporary globalization debate
- The entries, ranging from 100 to 500 words in length, are
divided into three core categories: institutions and organizations;
processes and phenomena; key thinkers
- The dictionary is framed by a lively introductory chapter that
examines the emergence and propulsion of
‘globalization’ into widespread usage
- A handy reference guide for anyone grappling with the ideas behind globalization and the thinkers who have developed them
"The entries are short, to the point and informative. It also
shows effectively the breadth of scholarship on
Australian Journal of Political Science
"An excellent review of the key concepts linked to globilazation
as well as brief resumes of the ideas of amny key thinkers in the
field. A really valuable text for all those working on
Diane Perrons, London School of Economics and Political Science
"Jones's Dictionary of Globalization provides an
indispensable reference guide to the new language of international
politics. Using a clear and concise format, Jones sets out and
describes the multifaceted components, events, ideas, and thinkers
on globalization. A different kind of text, Dictionary of
Globalization helps the reader navigate the vast and
contentious literature on globalization."
Stephen D. Morris, University of South Alabama
"Comprehensive and clearly written, the Dictionary of
Globalization should appeal to both newcomers and established
scholars in the interdisciplinary field of global studies."
Manfred B. Steger, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology