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Routledge Studies on History and Globalization


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History has given us globalization, both as a scholarly and public issue, and this transnational process has grabbed the interest of commentators and experts over the past decade or so. In the public realm, the phenomenon remains a buzzword for international exchanges. As defined by scholars, globalization accounts for economic expansion – including mobility of labor, goods, money, information, and natural resources. It touches scientific and technological developments, music and the arts, and the political and institutional change. As it intersects with the history of American foreign relations, globalization reflects traditional national security concerns as well as national ideals, humanitarianism, markets, business, technology, and culture.

Books in this series thus focus on transnational themes in exciting ways that speak to the contemporary interests of historians and scholars, as well as the general public.

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The End of the First Indochina War: A Global History

The End of the First Indochina War: A Global History

1st Edition

James Waite
June 18, 2012

The French withdrawal from Vietnam in 1954 was the product of global pressures and triggered significant global consequences. By treating the war as an international issue, this book places Indochina at the center of the Cold War in the mid-1950s. Arguing that the Indochina War cannot be understood...

The Globalization of Music in History

The Globalization of Music in History

1st Edition

Richard Wetzel
October 17, 2011

This book contextualizes a globalization process that has since ancient times involved the creation, use, and world-wide movement of song, instrumental music, musical drama, music with dance, concert, secular, popular and religious music. Integral to the process have been political, economic,...

Globalizing Human Rights: Private Citizens, the Soviet Union, and the West

Globalizing Human Rights: Private Citizens, the Soviet Union, and the West

1st Edition

Christian Peterson
September 19, 2011

Globalizing Human Rights explores the complexities of the role human rights played in U.S.-Soviet relations during the 1970s and 1980s. It will show how private citizens exploited the larger effects of contemporary globalization and the language of the Final Act to enlist the U.S. government in a...

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