Written by one of the foremost contemporary scholars of emergent global imaginaries, Manfred Steger’s Globalisms offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of the competing ideologies of globalization that have transformed the world’s political landscape during the last three decades. This newest edition considers the wide-ranging geopolitical implications of the post-2008 global financial crisis and more recent authoritarian populist electoral victories. It also outlines possible future scenarios for inherited projects of globalization in relation to questions of political ideology, economic and environmental governance, and social justice. An invaluable intellectual resource for students and scholars alike.
Manfred B. Steger is professor of sociology at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa and Global Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. He has served as an academic consultant on globalization for the US State Department and as an adviser to the PBS television series Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism. He is the author or editor of twenty-seven books on globalization and social and political theory, including The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Political Ideologies from the French Revolution to the Global War on Terror (2008); Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (2017); and Globalization Matters: Engaging the Global in Unsettled Times (with Paul James, 2019).