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What in the World? – Understanding Global Social Change - Policy Press Scholarship Online
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What in the World?: Understanding Global Social Change

Mathias Albert and Tobias Werron


Analysing social change has too often been characterized by parochialism, either a Eurocentrism that projects European experience outwards or a disciplinary narrowness that ignores insights from other academic disciplines. This book moves beyond these limits to develop a global perspective on social change. The book provincializes Europe in order to analyse European modernity as the product of global developments. It provides a range of promising theoretical approaches, analytical takes and substantive research areas that offer new vistas for understanding change on a global scale. The book be ... More

Keywords: social change, European modernity, Eurocentrism, parochialism, global social change, world society, global dynamics, international organization, international political system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529213317
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529213317.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mathias Albert, editor
Bielefeld University

Tobias Werron, editor
Bielefeld University

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