Short description Written in a lively and accessible style, Globalization: The Making of World Society shows how globalization affects everyday experience, creates new institutions, and presents new challenges. With many examples, Lechner describes how the process unfolds in a wide range of fields, from sports and media to law and religion. While sketching the outlines of a world society in the making, the book also demonstrates that globalization is inherently diverse and contentious. In this concise analysis of a complex subject, Lechner presents some of the best work in the social sciences in clear and readable fashion.
From the contents List of Plates. List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Boxes. Preface and Acknowledgments. List of Acronyms. 1. Introduction. Part I: Global Experience. 2. Global Food and the History of Globalization. 3. Global Sports and the Direction of Globalization. 4. Global Media and the Varieties of Globalization. Part II: Global Institutions. 5. The Global Economy and the Power of the Market. 6. Global States and the Specter of Retreat. 7. Global Governance and the Prospects of World Law. 8. Global Civil Society and the Voices of Change. 9. Global Religion and the Impact of Faith. Part III: Global Problems. 10. Global Migration: How New People Change Old Places. 11. Global Inequality: Winners and Losers in Globalization. 12. The Global Environment: Saving the Planet? 13. Global Justice: Is Another World Possible? Glossary. References.