Globalisms (4th ed.)

Facing the Populist Challenge

by Manfred B. Steger

Series: Globalization

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  • 9781538129463
Rather than reaching the “end of ideology” predicted only three decades ago, we find ourselves in the throes of an intensifying ideological struggle over the meaning and direction of globalization. Noted scholar Manfred B. Steger introduces readers to the clashing political belief systems of our time: market globalism, justice globalism, and religious globalism. He shows how these “globalisms” have developed and how their competing ideas articulate and legitimize particular political agendas. He focuses especially on the ways this battle of ideas has been extended through the unexpectedly powerful surge of antiglobalist populism, an ideological contender that stands in tension to pluralist values of liberal democracy. Explaining the origins, impacts, and consequences of the recent populist challenge, Steger considers the future prospects for the established globalisms in what promises to be a tumultuous decade—as global problems such as climate change, pandemics, transnational terrorism, financial crises, and cyber-warfare threaten humanity’s collective future.

  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; September 2019
  • ISBN: 9781538129463
  • Edition: 4
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  • Title: Globalisms
  • Series: Globalization
  • Author: Manfred B. Steger
  • Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781538129449
  • 9781538129463

In The Press

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.


About The Author

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).

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ISBNs
  • 9781538129449
  • 9781538129463