Narratives about globalization

International studies and global studies

Authored by: Matthias Middell

The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  November  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138718364
eBook ISBN: 9780429438233
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429438233-82

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Abstract

As is well known, ‘globalization’ developed during and after the late 1980s into a central term for the explanation of recent social change. The effect of this development on the academic system was enormous. While the term encroached on at least a dozen disciplines, none of them were able to convincingly claim authorship of a coherent and all-encompassing analysis. The challenge was manifold.

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