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Mark Herkenrath (Ed. for the World Society Foundation)
The Regional and Local Shaping of World Society
Reihe: World Society Studies
Bd. 2, 2007, 272 S., 29.80 EUR, 29.80 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-8258-0534-0
Globalization is usually seen as a uniform force producing similar social consequences across all societies affected. The contributions in this volume challenge this notion by demonstrating that reactions to the same global changes vary across different parts of the world. In particular, this volume examines the crucial role of economically and politically integrated regions as mediators between global challenges and local responses. To the extent that different regional reactions to global change retroact on their global context, global social transformation becomes a highly complex phenomenon.