The concept of globalisation – the rapid development of cross-border economic, social and technological exchange – is an important one for young people to be aware of. This text, Globalisationprovides an excellent overview of the topic.
From defining globalisation, to outlining its path, Globalisation traces historical developments from the movements of ancient traders in the times when the earth was believed to be flat, through the centuries of colonisation and into the twentieth century, where events including the two great wars, the Cold War and the spectre of Communism shaped global relations. With explanations of the structure, foundation and operation of the United Nations, the European Union, the World Bank and much more, this would make an outstanding text, classrooom or library resource, especially for secondary school social science or economics classes.
Part of the Australian Issues series from Watts Publishing, Globalisation maintains the high standard of the seires, with excellent layout, provision of supporting internet addresses and accessible text.
Globalisation, by Kerry Davies
Watts Publishing, 2002