Space, Place and the Contemporary World
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John Rennie Short disagrees with this interpretation, arguing that the world today actually thrives on local differences and that a global polity tends to reinforce – not repress – the power of individual nation-states. He insists that globalization is not so much replacing difference with sameness as providing opportunities for new interactions between spaces and locations, new connections between the global and the local, new social landscapes and more diversity rather than less.
2. What Time is this Place?
3. Does a Global Polity Mean the End of the Nation-State?
4. A Global Economy?
5. Global Cultures
6. Border Spaces
7. The Annihilation of Space, the Tyranny of Time
8. Democratizing Globalization
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