Sociology of the Global System

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9780134329642: Sociology of the Global System

An updated version of Sklair's overview of what the global system is and how it works through an analysis of transnational practices - economic, political and culture-ideological. The second edition takes into account recent political changes in Eastern Europe and includes more on global environmental change, the transnational capitalist class and postmodernism.

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"Superbly organized... Beginning students will be able to use this book and its bibliography as a window on and guide to the emergence of global capitalism." -- Contemporary Sociology

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Leslie Sklair is Reader in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has published widely in the fields of sociological theory and the sociology of development and has been a consultant to the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations.

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