The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization

Online ISBN: 9780470670590

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670590

Editor(s): George Ritzer

About this Book

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization contains over 600 entries on the essential topics of Globalization and is the definitive reference resource for students, researchers and academics in the field.

  • Offers clear and concise explanations of the key concepts of Globalization
  • Arranged in A to Z format
  • Includes entries on concepts derived from across the social sciences, from sociology and anthropology to political science, economics, and human geography
  • Examines the founding theories as well as the realities of globalization today
  • Covers the essential topics in the study of globalization, including agency-structure, Americanization, anti-globalization, Bretton Woods, coca-colonization, empire, Euro crisis, ethnic cleansing, exploitation, feminization of poverty, genocide, global warming, nation-state, neo-liberalism, oil, post-globalization, Qaedaism, rape, sex work, sport, terror, transnational corporations, Twitter Revolution, water crisis, Web 2.0, Wikileaks, World Social Forum and, Zapatistas
  • Includes a number of key documents listed as entries such as the Kyoto Protocol and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Featured Entry: Financial Markets

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Karen Knorr Cetina offers an overview of the role financial markets play in our economic world, and in the processes of globalization that are changing it. Read her entry free here, for a limited time.