This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the nature and impact of globalization, as well as an original analysis focusing on economic interdependence and the impact of modern communications systems.
Preface. 1. Conceptualizing the Global Condition. 2. Ways of Thinking about the World. 3. Treating the World as a Social System. 4. The World Economy. 5. States and the Global System. 6. Culture and the Global System. 7. Conflicts and Issues in the Global System. 8. The World in a State of Chaos?. 9. Conclusion. References. Index.