• The first work to focus explicitly on how globalization affects security issues
• This set is written for a general audience, not just the specialized reader
• Fills a void in the growing need for up-to-date globalization studies
"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."
"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."
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"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."
Globalization—the interconnections between national economies, cultures, and governments—has transformed human perspectives on the world in which we live. It has been a rapidly developing process. Especially since September 11, 2001, nations have increasingly focused on working together to establish collective global security.