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Military Legacies: A World Made By War

Military Legacies: A World Made By War

1st Edition

James A. Tyner
December 17, 2009

Landmines, cluster-bombs, chemical pollutants, and other remnants of war continue to cause death to humans and damage to the environment long after the guns have fallen silent. From the jungles of Vietnam to the arctic tundra of Russia, no region has escaped the legacy of warfare. To understand the...

City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: Movements at the Crossroads

City Life from Jakarta to Dakar: Movements at the Crossroads

1st Edition

AbdouMaliq Simone
December 16, 2009

City Life from Jakarta to Dakar focuses on the politics incumbent to this process – an "anticipatory politics" – that encompasses a wide range of practices, calculations and economies. As such, the book is not a collection of case studies on a specific theme, not a review of developmental...

Iberian Worlds

Iberian Worlds

1st Edition

Gary McDonogh
November 12, 2008

Iberian Worlds is an imaginative, short text that dramatically depicts important globalization themes and processes through the important flows and impacts Spain and Portugal have had with many important regions of the world for many centuries. Spain and Portugal have long histories at the...

The Philippines: Mobilities, Identities, Globalization

The Philippines: Mobilities, Identities, Globalization

1st Edition

James A. Tyner
September 19, 2008

Nearly five million migrant workers from the Philippines are employed in over 190 countries and territories. They work as doctors and domestic helpers, engineers and entertainers, seamstresses and surveyors. It is through their collective labor that the Philippines has assumed a global presence....

Global Ireland: Same Difference

Global Ireland: Same Difference

1st Edition

Tom Inglis
October 11, 2007

Global Ireland offers a concise synthesis of globalization's dramatic impact on Ireland. In the past fifteen years, Ireland has transformed from a sleepy and depressed European backwater to the 'emerald tiger', a country with a booming economy based on knowledge and high-tech industries. Not long...

The Netherlands: Globalization and National Identity

The Netherlands: Globalization and National Identity

1st Edition

Frank J. Lechner
September 19, 2007

The Netherlands is the first concise, authored introduction available on the topic. The Netherlands has been a key entrepot in the world capitalist system for centuries, but because of relatively recent demographic changes, it has become symbolic of the clash of European and Islamic cultures....

The Globalization of Israel: McWorld in Tel Aviv, Jihad in Jerusalem

The Globalization of Israel: McWorld in Tel Aviv, Jihad in Jerusalem

1st Edition

Uri Ram
August 28, 2007

This book focuses on how globalization is impacting contemporary Israel. It is a concise and originally argued introduction to Israel, but the author, Uri Ram, is careful to frame his analysis in a broader discussion of Israeli history and broader social currents. Focusing in particular on two...

Morocco: Globalization and Its Consequences

Morocco: Globalization and Its Consequences

1st Edition

Shana Cohen, Larabi Jaidi
June 23, 2006

Cohen and Jaidi trace the development of contemporary Morocco in the Islamic world of North Africa, which is currently at the forefront of the clash between Western-style development and the politicized Islam that now pervades the Arab world. By applying globalization theory to detailed accounts...

On Argentina and the Southern Cone: Neoliberalism and National Imaginations

On Argentina and the Southern Cone: Neoliberalism and National Imaginations

1st Edition

Alejandro Grimson, Gabriel Kessler
September 28, 2005

This book considers how globalization is impacting contemporary Argentina-via regional trading blocs, through migrations across its borders, and through the emerging transnational border regions that it shares with other Latin American nations. Overshadowing all of these trends is the current...

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