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This Globalizing World edited by Alexander Chumakov & Leonid Grinin


Volgograd: 'Uchitel' Publishing House, 2015. – 224 pp.

Edited by Alexander N. Chumakov and Leonid E. Grinin 
ISBN 978–5–7057–4340–7

Despite the increasing flow of publications on globalization, our ideas and knowledge about this phenomenon still leave much to be desired. That is why the special periodicals and books in the field of Global Studies are of utmost importance for modern society. Of great importance are also the books which accumulate the last achievements of scientific thought in the field of Global Studies. The present edited volume is just the book of the kind. Its title, This Globalizing World,reflects the main idea of the formation of a new World System. This book comprises the best articles which have been published in the interdisciplinary journals Age of Globalization (published in Russian), its English-language digest, as well as in the Journal of Globalization Studies. The articles included in the volume reflect the today's pressing issues, and they also present a number of forecasts for the nearest future and for the more distant periods of the global development as well. In the present volume one can find the perceptions of globalization by a number of scholars from different countries, whose articles have been published in the mentioned journals.

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Princess Irene of the Netherlands. The Well-Being of the Earth and Our Own Well-Being are One and the Same

Ervin Laszlo. Global Bifurcation: The Decision Window



Roland Robertson. The ‘Return’ of Religion and the Conflicted Condition of World Order

Wali Teymouri. Global Leaders and Cultural Diversity

Alexander N. Chumakov. What Must We Do Confronted with Globalization?

Leonid E. Grinin. Which Global Transformations would the Global Crisis Lead to?



Tomasz Kamusella. Central Europe from a Linguistic Viewpoint

Petr Blizkovsky. Stakeholders of Economic Governance: European Perspective

Karl-Heinz Pohl. The Chinese and Western Values: Reflections on the Methodology of a Cross-Cultural Dialogue

Leonid E. Grinin. The Tiger and the Dragon: Development Models and Perspectives of India and China

Anastasia V. Mitrofanova. Religious Aspects of International Terrorism

Patrick A. Taran. Globalization, Migration and Labour: Imperatives for a Rights Based Policy

Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison. The ‘Ahimsa Factor’: Ecological Non-Violence Process Analysis in China and its Implications for Global Paradigmatic Shifts



Ervin Laszlo. The Culture of ‘Oneness in Diversity’: A Manifesto

Endre Kiss. A Possible History of Globalization and Challenges of the Twenty-First Century

Tom Rockmore. Social Contradiction, Globalization and 9/11

Peter McCormick. Globalization and Cosmopolitanism: Claims, Attitudes and Experiences of Friendship 184

Alexander N. Chumakov. On the Subject and Boundaries of Global Studies

William C. Gay. Processes of Globalization and the Discipline of Global Studies

Lu Feng. Reflections on the Global Environmental Crisis from Confucian and Ecological Perspectives


Information about previous publications of the articles included in the volume

Contributors to the Volume

Journals related to the study of globalization


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