Globalisation and criminology: An agenda of engagement

Francis Pakes*

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It is not easy to come to the essence of globalisation. For starters, it refers to
notions of global finance, branding and migration. We also think of global institutions such as the United Nations or Cable News Network (CNN), and global
fame embodied in stars like Usain Bolt, Lady Gaga or Oprah Winfrey. Global
brands come to mind. We may consider politicians with global fame such as
Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. But we also cannot help to be reminded of
apocalyptic terms such as global meltdown, pandemics and genocide. We might
be forced to ponder global resources, from fossil fuel to precious metals and rain forests. There is much to challenge, much to protect, much to celebrate and much to fight against, it seems, when it comes to some of globalisation’s most obvious manifestations. It is therefore no wonder that globalisation invokes feelings of profound and intense ambiguity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobalisation and the Challenge to Criminology
EditorsFrancis Pakes
PublisherTaylor and Francis AS
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780203436851
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


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