As we approach the end of the twentieth century, a widespread interest in globalization is thought to be changing all economic, political, and cultural life. Ian Clark takes globalization--and its opposite, fragmentation--as the organizing theme for a grand retrospective of twentieth century international history. He argues that both globalization and fragmentation have ebbed and flowed throughout the century, governed by its great formative events: westernization, the two World Wars, the depression, and the rise and fall of the cold war. Globalization and Fragmentation
sets out a challenging analysis of globalization, offering the most advanced and accessible introduction to twentieth century international relations.
About the Author(s)
Ian Clark, Deputy Director, Centre of International Studies, Cambridge University, and Fellow, Selwyn College, Cambridge