Frederick Cooper - Colonialism in Question: 4.Globalization

In his book about Colonialism, Cooper reserved a chapter for globalization, maybe the most discussed topic in world politics now. The media and most politicians lead us to believe that this process of becoming global is something unique in our history as a civilization but Cooper points out that there are some things that link globalization to the 1950s and 1960s idea of modernization and even to the colonial era. He points out three methods of understanding this process of globalization, first there is the banker perspective (Banker's Boast), while the second two are mostly reactions to this. I recommend this chapter as a fundamental reading on history and politics, it has only 22 pages but the information is clearly arranged and transmitted.

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