Negotiations of the "New World"

The Omnipresence of "Global" as a Political Phenomenon

Sabine Selchow

Transcript-Verlag

Negotiations of the "New World"

Pub Date: July 2017

ISBN: 9783837628968

230 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

Negotiations of the "New World"

The Omnipresence of "Global" as a Political Phenomenon

Sabine Selchow

Transcript-Verlag

»Global« is everywhere – recent years have seen a significant proliferation of the adjective »global« across discourses. But what do social actors actually do when using this term? Written from within the political studies and international relations disciplines, and with a particular interest in the US, this book demonstrates that the widespread use of »global« is more than a linguistic curiosity. It constitutes a distinct political phenomenon of major importance: the negotiation of and play with the notion of the »new world«. As such, the analysis of the use of »global« provides fascinating insights into an influential and politically loaded aspect of contemporary imaginations of the world. With a Foreword by Ulrich Beck.

About the Author

Sabine Selchow (Dr.) is Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.