New Book: The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

Edited by Mark Juergensmeyer, Manfred B. Steger, Saskia Sassen, with Victor Faessel

The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies provides an overview of the emerging field of global studies. Since the end of the Cold War, globalization has been reshaping the modern world, and an array of new scholarship has risen to make sense of it in its various transnational manifestations-including economic, social, cultural, ideological, technological, environmental, and in new communications. The editors--Mark Juergensmeyer, Saskia Sassen, and Manfred Steger--are recognized authorities in this emerging field and have gathered an esteemed cast of contributors to discuss various aspects in the field through a broad range of approaches.

Several essays focus on the emergence of the field and its historical antecedents. Other essays explore analytic and conceptual approaches to teaching and research in global studies, and the largest section will deal with the subject matter of global studies, challenges from diasporas and pandemics to the global city and the emergence of a transnational capitalist class. The final two sections feature essays that take a critical view of globalization from diverse perspectives and essays on global citizenship-the ideas and institutions that guide an emerging global civil society. This Handbook focuses on global studies more than on the phenomenon of globalization itself, though the various aspects of globalization are central to understanding how the field is currently being shaped.

(text from Oxford University Press)



Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Sociology and Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an expert on global culture, with emphasis on the global rise of religious violence and the challenge to the secular state. He has published more than two hundred articles and twenty books, including and the widely-read Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence (University of California Press, 2003), and God in the Tumult of the Global Square, co-authored with Dinah Griego and John Soboslai (University of California Press, 2015). He also has edited The Oxford Handbook of Global Religion (Oxford University Press, 2006).


Manfred Steger is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa and Honorary Professor of Global Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He has served as an academic consultant on globalization for the US State Department and is the author or editor of over twenty books on globalization, global history, and the history of political ideas, including: The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Political Ideologies from the French Revolution to the Global War on Terror (Oxford University Press, 2008), and Justice Globalism: Ideology, Crises, Policy (Sage, 2013).


Saskia Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Her newest book is Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (Harvard University Press, 2014). 


Victor Faessel, managing editor of the handbook, is Associate Director of the Mellichamp Initiative on 21st Century Global Dynamics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.



Paul Amar, University of California, Santa Barbara

Helmut Anheier, Hertie School of Governance

Rich Appelbaum, University of California, Santa Barbara

Mohammed A. Bamyeh, University of Pittsburgh

Paul Battersby, RMIT University

Upendra Baxi, University of Warwick

Walden Bello, State University of New York at Binghamton

Patrick Bond, Wits School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand

Karen Buckley, University of Manchester

Sucheng Chan, University of California, Santa Barbara

Sara Curran, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Simon Dalby, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University

Donatella della Porta, European University Institute, Florence

Allard Duursma, London School of Economics

Hilal Elver, University of California, Santa Barbara

Daniel Esser, School of International Service, American University

Richard Falk, University of California, Santa Barbara

Michael Forman, University of Washington-Tacoma

Richard Giullianotti, Loughborough University

Jairus Grove, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Clive Hamilton, Charles Sturt University, Canberra

Jeffrey Haynes, London Metropolitan University

Kathryn H. Jacobsen, George Mason University

Paul James, Western Sydney University

Habibul Khondker, Zayed University

Tanya Lewis, RMIT University

Jack Lule, Lehigh University

Katherine Marshall, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

James Mittelman, School of International Service, American University

Valentine Moghadam, Northeastern University

Manoranjan Mohanty, Council for Social Development, New Delhi

Tuija Parikka, St. Johns University

Roland Robertson, University of Pittsburgh and University of Aberdeen

William I. Robinson, University of California, Santa Barbara

Ravi Roy, Southern Utah University

Dominic Sachsenmaier, Georg-August-University Göttingen

Hans Schattle, Yonsei University, Korea

Jan Aart Scholte, University of Gothenburg

Nandita Sharma, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Mona Kanwal Sheikh, Danish Institute for International Studies

Eve Darian Smith, University of California, Irvine

Jeb Sprague-Silgado, University of California, Santa Barbara

Peter Taylor, Northumbria University

Thomas Willett, Claremont Graduate University

Monica Duffy Toft, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and Peace Research Institute, Oslo

Linda Williams, RMIT University