Globalization has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time--a term that describes a variety of complex economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental forces that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. In clear, accessible language, Manfred B. Steger goes beyond a narrow economic focus to cover all the major causes and consequences of globalization as well as the hotly contested question of whether globalization is, ultimately, a good or a bad thing. This new edition has been fully updated, incorporating all the major global developments in the past four years, including the 2008-2010 global financial crisis, the 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster, the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden, the on-going revolutions in the Middle East, and the rise of social networking such as Facebook and Twitter. The book also examines political movements both for and against globalization, from WTO protests to the rise in global jihadism; considers such concepts as "Americanization" and "McDonaldization"; and explores the role of the media and communication technologies in the process of cultural globalization. Finally, Steger explains in accessible language the connection between economic globalization and multinational corporations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization.
In this comprehensive glossary, the reader will find the necessary definitions needed to navigate the labyrinth of terms and phrases used in development literature. Unlike traditional dictionaries, this guide explains the origin of terms and places definitions within the historical context of the literature. It provides an up-to-date guide to all the terms and definitions dealing with development studies. Mason has also included information on development institutions and many of the journals and publications that have emerge from the development field. Here the reader will find clear definitions for concepts such as "dependency theory," "democratization," "gender and development," "globalization," "participation" and "patriarchy." For all those who have had to grapple with this terminology, the explanations can now be found in this complete guide.
2016 Reprint of 1908 Edition. This guide offers a modern interpretation of Hermetic doctrine, distilling its teachings into seven compelling principles that can be applied to self-development in daily life. For centuries, the legendary Egyptian man-god Hermes Trismegistus - regarded as the father of astrology, alchemy, and other magical arts - inspired writers and readers of occult literature. In 1908, the anonymous authors known as "Three Initiates" prepared this concise and engaging edition of the master's teachings. It outlines the Hermetic principles and then examines them in depth, offering direct quotations from the source material, followed by clear explanations. The best introduction to Hermeticism for beginners and adepts alike, this definitive edition of one of esoteric literature's classics explores principles relevant to any religious, spiritual, or magical tradition.
The classic guide to the southernmost of the mainland Mycenean palaces, now illustrated in full color and including Piet de Jong's elegant watercolors. The booklet has been expanded to include description of nearby sites, and some of the results of the Pylos Regional Archaeological Survey, which mapped the region during the 1990s. An appendix serves as a guide to the Chora Museum.
For courses in world regional geography.
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