Globalization is one of the most controversial concepts of our age and it is not surprising that heated debates rage around it. However, these debates are restricted largely to the economic and technological aspects-the impact of globalization on our sociocultural, environmental, moral, and humanitarian realities has received inadequate attention.This volume brings together eleven articles, written by distinguished commentators on globalization, which explore these neglected dimensions. Knitting together theoretical aspects and empirical knowledge, it arrives at a balanced view of globalization. Covering a wide range of issues and nations, including Africa and the Arab world, this volume analyzes: The global-local interface Global disparities and the rise of anti-globalization movements Global altruism and the sociology of humanity Women`s empowerment Cultures in conflict White-collar crime and violence The global environmental crisis

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