COLLANA: La Critica — 5
Edited by Flaminia Saccà
Globalization studies have, through the years, addressed different fields: communication, economy, citizenship, defense, politics, movements. It is a consolidated field of study although the definitions of globalization can be as many as its various aspect, even if it is generally and primarily referred to the globalization of markets made possible by the development of communication technologies.
This book collects essays on the different socio-political aspects of globalization and its effects at the dawn of a financial and geo-political crisis that has invested europe, as well as other emerging economies. The first part of the book addresses globalization and new socio-political trends both from a theoretical perspective and from that of a series of case studies, whereas the second part addresses some important changes that have occurred in civil society, institutions, and the idea of the common interest.
The various essays, although heterogeneus, are interrelated by the common effort of analysis of a rapidly changing world, whose traditional socio-political categories are loosing their consolidated meaning. The second part of the book ad dresses innovators ferments resulting form civil society as well as the risks of new obscu rantisms brought by the rise of Islamic extremism from the Middle east to the heart of europe. A crisis that fatally invests security policies worldwide as well as legality concerns at a more national level.
A complex and apparently fragmented picture of how globalization is affecting political change: its dynamics, crossed by often opposing tendencies, are linked together but seem far from being settled.
Flaminia Saccà is associate professor of Political Soci logy and President of the Graduate School of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy. She is also Scientific Director of the School of Politics at the Link Campus University and President of the International Sociological Association, for the Sociotechnique and Sociological Practice Research Committee (RC26). Her many publications reflect her research interests, ranging from changing political cultures worldwide, to political com munication and younger generations activism.
Manuel Anselmi, University of Perugia, Italy
Antonio Costabile, University of Calabria, Italy
Roberto De Luca, University of Calabria, Italy
Ioanna Giannopoulou, Attikon University Hospital, Athens, Greece
Vladimir Ilyin, University of St. Petersburg, Russia
Arianna Montanari, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy
Michele Negri, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
Andrea Pirni, Università of Genoa, Italy
Antonio Putini, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy
Luca Raffini, University of Genoa, Italy
Massimiliano Ruzzeddu, Niccolò Cusano University, Roma, Italy
Rossana Sampugnaro, University of Catania, Italy
Nikos Sarris, National Centre for Social Research, Greece
Georgios Tsobanoglou, University of the Aegean, Mytilini, Greece
Lorenzo Viviani, University of Pisa, Italy