Since the 1950s, globalization has been an increasingly irresistible trend and one that has exerted a tremendous impact on the political, economic, military, environmental, and social fortunes of mankind – and yet, existing theories in humanities and social sciences have been fundamentally built upon the traditional “nation-state” model. These two volumes, a pioneering work on global studies to be published out of China, aims at creating a new theoretical framework against the backdrop of globalization.

Volume 1 introduces the core concepts and discusses the critical issues of globalization while the editors redefine notions of politics, economics, law, and globality while deploying globalization as a theoretical framework. Volume 2 examines the multi-level and multi-dimensional nature of globalization, analysing processes and systems of global society in the light of globalization, and exploring the construction of a stable and rational global order.

These two volumes of global studies are an essential reference for scholars and students in politics, economics, international relations and law.

Volume 1: Introduction. 1 Globalization. 2 Global Issues. 3 Global Economy. 4 Global Politics and Global Law. 5 Globality.

Volume 2: Introduction. 1 Global Process. 2 Global System. 3 Global Governance. 4 Global Civil Society. 5 Global Interests and Global Ethic. 6 Global Order.