Britain and Globalization

Martell, Luke (2008) Britain and Globalization. Globalizations, 5 (3). pp. 449-466. ISSN 1474-7731

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Abstract

Many perspectives on globalization see it as differentiated in its effects and reception, culturally driven, either pre-modern or post-modern, best captured by globalist or sceptical perspectives, and an equalising phenomenon. This article discusses the British experience of globalization in the light of such approaches and argues that looking at this case gives an alternative view. Six themes on globalization are explored across four areas of the British experience of globalization. It is argued that in Britain globalization is, in contrast to the approaches outlined above, differentiated but also generalising, economically driven, modern, best understood with a mix of globalist and sceptical perspectives and structured by power, inequality and conflict. It is also argued that the British experience of globalization is a specific one and that Britain is a very globalized and globalizing country, economically, culturally and politically.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonisation. Emigration and immigration. International migration
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 10:43
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1206
Google Scholar:25 Citations

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