Any project aimed at a thorough review of topics like globalization, globalism, and global studies is inherently fraught. Each of these concepts is heavily contested, both in theory and in application. Each is subject to analysis and critique across multiple dimensions. To take on the agenda put forward in this book could only have been a daunting task.

The twenty-three chapters that constitute Part III of The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies generally address the applied, empirical dimensions central to globalization as practice. They explore the tools through which globalization has been built, and engage with the social, political, and economic consequences of our contemporary global moment. They also seek to summarize major research approaches to the study of these forces. In other words, they aim to provide insight into the kinds of questions global studies asks about our globalized world. They examine both how globalization came to be and...

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