Understanding Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional Approach (BOK)

Kavous Ardalan

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This book discusses eight dimensions of globalization--world order, culture, the state, information technology, economics, production, development, and Bretton Woods Institutions--from the perspective of four diverse sociological paradigms: functionalist, interpretive, radical humanist, and radical structuralist. This multi-perspective approach forces readers to abandon their preconceived assumptions and allows them the opportunity to view globalization through new eyes.

Kavous Ardalan argues that social theory can usefully be conceived in terms of these four key paradigms because each one is founded upon different assumptions about the nature of social science and each one generates useful theories, concepts, and analytical tools. This method facilitates distancing from one's favored paradigm and appreciating other available approaches to better understand social phenomena. The knowledge of paradigms increases awareness of the boundaries and limitations of each individual paradigm. While most books on the topic focus on particular aspects of globalization from specific viewpoints, this fair and unbiased volume provides readers with a balanced understanding of globalization.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Kavous Ardalan
Forlag
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9781412854030
Antall sider 272 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 576 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & political philosophy, International economics, Globalization