Introduction by Jacques Lévy
The phenomenon of globalization provokes whirlwinds of expansion and intensification of change in all arenas: scientific, technological, demographic, economic, and cultural. The dynamic of the vast networks established by globalization tends toward the removal of territorial control. But the world, which is also a physical place, is present in every corner of the planet. Far from making the world uniform, globalization is not at all a menace to skilled labour, on the contrary, it multiplies opportunity.
A reference on globalization, this work by Olivier Dollfus, inventor of the “World System” in 1984, constitutes the introduction of a mode of thought which makes possible an understanding of globalization at once concrete and conceptual, as emphasized by Jacques Lévy in an impassioned preface to this third edition.
L'invention du Monde
Une géographie de la mondialisationThe Invention of the World
A Geography of Globalization
Sur la dimension géographique de la fonction politique