Our Connected World, Thomas T. Taylor
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Our Connected World
An In-depth Examination of Globalization

Narrator: Jack Pemberton

Unabridged: 2 hr 9 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 08/07/2023


Embark on a riveting exploration of the intricate tapestry of our interconnected world with Our Connected World: An In-depth Examination of Globalization. This comprehensive guide delves into the multifaceted phenomenon of globalization, tracing its roots, examining its impact, and contemplating its future. Begin your journey with a clear definition of globalization, followed by a historical overview that takes you from the ancient and medieval periods, through the age of discovery, the industrial revolution, and into the 20th century. Each era is meticulously dissected, revealing the complex interplay of forces that have shaped our world. Discover the forces of globalization that have been the catalysts of change. Understand how technological advances, economic drivers, political factors, and social and cultural elements have intertwined to propel us into an era of unprecedented connectivity.Witness the impact of globalization on the global economy, politics, environment, and society. From the bustling markets of North America to the emerging economies of Africa, the book offers a panoramic view of globalization's effects across different regions. It further scrutinizes its influence on developed, developing, and least developed countries, providing a balanced perspective on the benefits and challenges. Gain insights into the key institutions that have been instrumental in shaping globalization. Learn about the roles of the United Nations, the World Bank, the IMF, the World Trade Organization, and various regional trading blocs and economic unions.Explore the 21st-century facets of globalization, including digital globalization, the impact of pandemics, and the pressing issue of climate change. The book also presents thoughtful critiques of globalization, addressing economic, social, cultural, and environmental concerns. Finally, gaze into the crystal ball to envision the future of globalization.