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Globalization and Security [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia (Praeger Security International)

ISBN-13: 978-0275996925
ISBN-10: 0275996921
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"This well-written and -organized collection would be of use to readers interested in the current state of globalization and its impact on the world at large. Recommended for both academic and public libraries." - Library Journal

"This is a two-volume reference collecting articles on key issues and concepts concerning the relationship between globalization and security. The first volume is dedicated to political and economic aspects and includes 22 articles on citizenship, democracy, development, environmental insecurity, finance, food security/fisheries, geopolitics, global ethics and human security, human rights, imperialism, information wars, the nation-state, natural resources, the new economy, new wars, nongovernmental organizations, regionalism in the Americas and Eurasia, regulation, terrorism, trade, and transnational corporations. The second volume looks at social and cultural aspects and contains articles discussing the city and the self; consumerism; counterglobalization movements; crime; culture; education; fundamentalism; gender, human security, and globalized interconnectivity; global civil society; health security; indigenous peoples; inequality; the Internet and human security; media, public diplomacy, and security; migration; modernity; race and ethnicity; religion; social exclusion; social movements; and welfare. Each volume includes a glossary and an index." - Reference & Research Book News

"For 60 years, Praeger, now an imprint of ABC-CLIO, has published outstanding titles in international and military affairs, social issues, and politics; this two-volume, in-depth, subject encyclopedia is no exception. . . . The topics are interesting and timely, the writing is engaging, and the contributors are highly qualified. In seamless fashion this set takes readers from cultural homogenization to blood diamonds to counter-globalization to child soldiers. Essential. All academic libraries supporting upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers/faculty." - Choice

About the Author

G. Honor Fagan is a sociologist and dean of graduate studies at the National University of Ireland Maynooth.

Ronoldo Munk works in the president's office at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, and is responsible for internationalization and social development.

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