The Politics of Globalization: Gaining Perspective, Assessing Consequences


223 pages
Contains Bibliography, Index
ISBN 1-55111-280-9
DDC 327.09'051





Reviewed by Susan McKnight

Susan McKnight is an administrator of the Courts Technology Integrated Justice Project at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.


Much has been written and said about globalization. The topic has been
addressed by academics, journalists, political pundits, and everyday
citizens, among others. In this book, Mark R. Brawley articulates the
various definitions of and approaches to globalization, and assesses
them in terms of what is actually happening in the world today.
Historical perspectives and interpretations shed further light on the

This lucidly written book is an excellent primer for anyone interested
in understanding globalization in a political context. Each chapter
includes supporting charts and tables, a short conclusion, and detailed

Brawley is a professor of political science at McGill University. He is
the author of several other books on politics, including Turning Points:
Decisions Shaping the Evolution of the International Political Economy.


Brawley, Mark R., “The Politics of Globalization: Gaining Perspective, Assessing Consequences,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 22, 2024,