Prospects and Problems
- JoAnn Chirico - The Pennsylvania State University, University College
Social Change | Sociology of Globalization
Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:
- Test banks provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding
- Chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer assistance with lecture and review preparation by highlighting essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
- Investigations Activities explore key concepts discussed in the text, assess students' application of concepts and analytical thinking and require students to gather data on topics such as rates of globalization in various dimensions using Mauro Guillen's Index of Globalization.
“It's well-written, comprehensive, and challenging—perfect for critically introducing globalization to undergraduates.”
“Clearly, the greatest strength of this book stems from the enthusiasm, expertise and passion of the author…the reader cannot help but be drawn into many of the examples and case studies.”
“The work provides strong coverage of a variety of important theoretical perspectives related to globalization and its evolution.”
Essential reading for all sociologists - budding or not!
This book is a high quality resource, and ideal for Access to HE, foundation degree or undergraduate courses.
It examines many of the key areas of Globalisation; exploring identity, technology, education, governance and democracy. Although a fantastic book, there are limited discussions about globalisation and crime, which is one of the key issues emerging in this academic area.
It provides students with an easy to understand, textbook guide to globalisation. Examining many complex arguments and facets to the phenomenon.
This book is very useful supplementary reading for any courses such as Geography, Social Science or Politics.
A comprehensive text to support undergraduate study.
The book is a useful background reading for understanding the challenges of globalization in the context of international business. Recommended for undergraduate students studying international business.
This book would make an excellent backdrop to Sernau's Social Inequality in a Global Age. It provides an excellent analysis of how global policies, and social structures of inequalities, are reproduced through the lens of politics and interdependent international economies.
An excellent resource for students studying development theory or global studies. It provides a comprehensive and critical foundation and explanation for the process of globalisation and its impact on our world today.
Well written in an easily accessible format, it is a worthy and valuable companion for any student wanting to understand the international arena.
Highly recommended book!!
Good book, but some of my students are lower level and the reading comprehension may too high for them.
I am going to consider this book for my World Demography class I am teaching in Summer 2014, so I will let you know then.
Thanks for the copy!