Description - Globalisation In World History by A. G. Hopkins
Globalization was the buzzword of the 1990s; it promises to become even more important in the first decade of the new century. There is now a flood of literature on the economics, politics and sociology of globalization, and regular commentary in the serious daily and weekly press. Virtually all of this discussion makes the assumptions, and frequently explicit claims, about the novelty of globalization. According to one view, globalization is a new phenomenon that can be dated from the 1980s. A second view holds that globalization has a long history that can be traced to the nineteenth century, if not earlier. The importance of these themes scarcely needs elaborating. Yet they have still to attract significant attention from historians. This volume is the first by a team of historians (including C. A. Bayly, Richard Drayton, A. G. Hopkins and David Reynolds) to address these issues. The book has two distinctive features. First, it offers a categorization of types and stages of globalization that existed before the late twentieth century. No such taxonomy exists at present. Secondly, it emphasizes a feature that the current debate greatly underestimates- the fact that glob
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Author Biography - A. G. Hopkins
A. G. Hopkins is Smuts Professor of the History of the Commonwealth at Pembroke College, Cambridge.