Runaway World by Professor Anthony Giddens

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'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 organised 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 * Democracy.

 

About Professor Anthony Giddens

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Anthony Giddens is the Director of the London School of Economics and one of the world's most influential academics. He has pioneered the notion of the Third Way in politics, and has been consulted by political leaders and heads of state from across the world. He has written over 30 books which have been translated into many languages.
 
Published May 26, 2011 by Profile Books. 150 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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