By Saskia Sassen
This groundbreaking research makes a speciality of the value of position, scale, and country to the research of globalization. Sassen identifies units of approaches that make up globalization: the 1st and customarily studied set of procedures is international associations, from the international alternate association to the conflict Crime Tribunals; the moment and not more often explored set of procedures take place on the nationwide and neighborhood point, together with country financial coverage, small-scale activism that has an particular or implicit international schedule, and native politics. Emphasizing the interaction among worldwide and native phenomena, Sassen insightfully examines new varieties and stipulations comparable to worldwide towns, transnational groups, and commodity chains. This specified method of globalization bargains new interpretive and analytic instruments to appreciate the complexity of worldwide interdependence. Sociology of Globalization is half of the modern Societies sequence.
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A Sociology of Globalization (Contemporary Societies Series) by Saskia Sassen