author={L. Sklair},
  journal={Journal of World-Systems Research},
  • L. Sklair
  • Published 1999
  • Sociology
  • Journal of World-Systems Research
Globalization is a relatively new idea in the social sciences, although people who work in and write about the mass media, transnational corporations and international business have been using it for some time. The purpose of this paper is to critically review the ways in which sociologists and other social scientists use ideas of globalization and to evaluate the fruitfulness of these competing conceptions. The central feature of the idea of globalization is that many contemporary problems… Expand

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