Runaway World: How Globalization is Reshaping our Lives, 2nd edition by Anthony Giddens
English | 2002 | ISBN: 1861974299 | 128 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
'Before the current global era it is impossible to imagine that comparable events [like September 11] could have occurred, reflecting as they do our new-found interdependence. The rise of global terrorism, like world-wide networks involving in money-laundering, drug-running and other forums of organized crime, are all parts of the dark side of globalisation.' From the new Preface: This book is based on the highly influential BBC Reith lecture series on globalisation delivered in 1999 by Anthony Giddens. Now updated with a new chapter addressing the post-September 11th global landscape, this book remains the intellectual benchmark on how globalisation is reshaping our lives. The changes are explored in five main chapters: Globalisation; Risk; Tradition; Family; and, Democracy.