Globalization has ratings and 8 reviews. Kelly said: A somewhat repetitive, but eminently clear and concise collection of the authors’ views on the w. Book Summary of Globalization – A Short History by Jürgen Osterhammel and Published in: Business, News & Politics. 0 Comments; 2 Likes. Globalization: A Short History By Jürgen Osterhammel and Neils P. Petersson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Pp. xi + £

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But is this much-discussed phenomenon really an invention of modern times?

Globalization: A Short History

Jul 31, Kaitlyn rated it liked it. Arguing that the world did not turn “global” overnight, the book traces the emergence of globalization over the past seven osterhammek eight centuries.

First is the way human rights, culture, and environmental issues are increasingly seen as integral to international security. Very very dense read. If you want a quick primer on the topic, especially as it relates to history, this shortt serve. The authors argue that there are four elements that make up the phenomenon of globalization.

Unlike some others, though, this book does discuss the way globalization has an ebb and flow over time, and also examines the way homogenizing forces tend to osterhanmel to fragmentation Open Preview See a Problem? Courtney rated it really liked it Feb 09, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Ali Akay rated it liked it Apr 10, In fact, the authors write, the phenomenon can be traced back to early modern large-scale trading, for example, the silk trade between China and the Mediterranean region, the shipping routes between the Arabian Peninsula and India, and the more frequently traveled caravan routes of the Near East and North Africa–all conduits for people, goods, coins, artwork, and ideas.


Johannes Leutenegger rated it really liked it Feb 05, I’m told that Osterhammel recently came out with a page version of his views in German that is currently being translated some overly ambitious and masochistic academic press.

Moreover, many centrally managed, globally distributed companies have reorganized such that their national status is indeterminate—McKinsey, Nissan, Virgin, and CSFB being headline examples. That being said, we have to ask osgerhammel the book gives a short of globalization.

Jan 15, morning Os rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Based on this definition of globalization, the book lays out a historical overview of four main historical phases of globalization: A somewhat repetitive, but eminently clear and concise collection of the authors’ views on the what “globalization” actually is and especially what it is not.

Martin rated it really liked it Jul 27, Finally, as rapidly as aboveboard integration has taken place, illicit integration has taken place even faster.

Globalization: A Short History by Jürgen Osterhammel

In the end, the authors write, today’s globalization is part of a long-running transformation and has not ushered in a “global age” radically different from anything that came before. The answer is yes. Those who find Eurocentric versions of ‘globalization’ to be offensive will probably find this book somewhat controversial, but I found their thesis to be as well supported as it could be in pages that strives to cover years and more of history.


In he was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. Hannah rated it liked it Aug 20, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

According to this analysis, the crucial power gradient is no longer within organizations, but between those who are connected and those who are not. Aug 22, John rated it liked it Shelves: More talk of the nation-state too. Suzanne Syort rated it liked it Jan 18, Feb 27, Yunis Esa rated it really liked it.

I can only thank him profusely for not coming out with it earlier so it was impossible for my professor to assign it. Rakkasan rated it liked it Apr 11, Simon rated it liked it Jul 01, Blake Lannom rated it really liked it Sjort 27, Nicholas rated it really liked it Feb 22,