Professor Manfred B. Steger


Photo of Manfred B. StegerManfred B. Steger is Professor of Global and Transnational Sociology at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa. He is also an Honorary Professor of Global Studies at RMIT University (Melbourne), where he has previously held executive positions as Head of School of International and Community Studies, Director of the Globalism Research Centre and Research Leader in the Global Cities Research Institute. A member of the editorial boards of prestigious academic journals such as Globalizations and the American Political Science Review, Professor Steger has served as an academic consultant on globalisation for the US State Department and as an advisor to the PBS TV series, "Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism." A past Chair of the Steering Committee of the Global Studies Consortium, Professor Steger has been a visiting scholar and invited speaker at universities on four continents, including Oxford University, Free University Berlin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Shanghai Academy of the Social Sciences, Kobe University, and the Australian National University. He is the author of seventy refereed articles and book chapters as well as the author or editor of twenty-five books on globalisation, and social and political theory, including: The Rise of the Global Imaginary: Political Ideologies from the French Revolution to the Global War on Terror (Oxford University Press, 2008); the award-winning Globalisms: The Great Ideological Struggle of the 21st Century, 3rd ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009); the bestselling Globalization: A Very Short Introduction, 3rd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013); Justice Globalism: Ideology, Crises, Policy (Sage, 2013); and What Is Global Studies? Theory & Practice (Routledge, 2017).

Qualifications

PhD, 1995, Political Science, Rutgers University, USA

MA, 1991, Political Science, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa, USA

BA, 1990, Religion and Political Science, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa, USA

Advanced Diploma, 1984, Banking and Finance, First Austrian Bank Business College, Austria

Selected Publications

Books

Steger, M & James, P (in press), Globalization matters: theories & controversies, Cambridge University Press.

Steger, M & Wahlrab, A 2017, What is global studies? Theory & Practice, Routledge, London & New York.

Steger, M, Goodman, J & Wilson, E 2013, Justice globalism: ideology, crises, policy, Sage Publications, London.

Steger, M & Roy, RK 2010, Neoliberalism: a very short introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York. Translated into Spanish (2011); Portuguese (2013); Thai (2017).

Steger, M 2010, Globalization: a brief insight, Sterling Publishers, New York.

Steger, M 2009, Globalisms: the great ideological struggle of the 21st century (3rd ed.), Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham & Oxford.

Steger, M 2008, The rise of the global imaginary: political ideologies from the French revolution to the global war on terror, Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York.

Steger, M 2005, Globalism: market ideology meets terrorism (2nd ed.), Rowman & Littelfield, Lanham.

Steger, M 2003, Judging nonviolence: the dispute between realists and idealists, Routledge, New York.

Steger, M 2003, Globalization: a very short introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford. (First edition: 2003, second edition: 2009, third edition: 2013, fourth edition: 2017) Translated into 21 Languages: Tamil (2004); Bosnian (2004); Japanese (2005); Lithuanian/Eugrimas (2006); Portuguese (2006); Turkish (2006); Greek (2007); Latvian (2008); Mandarin (2009); Indonesian (2009); Thai (2011), Swedish (2011); Serbian (2013); Vietnamese (2014); Kurdish (2014); Dutch (2014); Malay (2015); Arabic (2015), Italian (2016), Spanish (2018),Russian (2018).

Steger, M 2002, Globalism: the new market ideology, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham & Oxford.

Steger, M 2000, Gandhi’s dilemma: nonviolent principles and nationalist power, St. Martin’s Press, New York.

Steger, M 1997, The quest for evolutionary socialism: Eduard Bernstein and social democracy, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Edited Books

Steger, M, Juergensmeyer, M & Sassen, S (eds) 2019, The Oxford handbook of global studies, Oxford University Press, New York & Oxford.

Steger, M & James, P (eds) 2015, Globalization: the career of a concept, Routledge, New York & London.

Steger, M (ed.) 2014, The global studies reader, Oxford University Press, New York & Oxford.

Steger, M, Battersby, P & Siracusa, J (eds) 2014, Handbook of globalization, 2 vols, Sage Publications, London.

Steger, M (ed.) 2012, Globalization and culture, 2 vols, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Steger, M & McNevin, A (eds) 2011, Global ideologies and urban landscapes, Routledge, London & New York.

Steger, M (ed.) 2010, Globalization, the greatest hits: a global studies reader, Paradigm Publishers, Boulder.

Steger, M & James, P (eds) 2010, Ideologies of Globalization, Sage Publications, London.

Steger, M (ed.) 2004, Rethinking globalism, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham & Oxford.

Steger, M, McLean, S & Schultz, D (eds) 2002, Social capital: critical perspectives on community and “bowling alone”, New York University Press, New York.

Steger, M & Lind, N (eds) 1999, Violence and its alternatives: an interdisciplinary reader, St. Martin’s Press, New York.

Steger, M & Carver, T (eds) 1999, Engels after Marx, Penn State University Press & Manchester University Press, University Park. Translated into Turkish (2005).

Steger, M (ed) 1996, Selected writings of Eduard Bernstein 1900-1921 (editor and translator), Humanities International Press, Atlantic Highlands.

Edited Book Series

Steger, M & Carver, T (eds) 2003-2019, Globalization, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, MD & Oxford,UK.

Edited Special Issue Journals

Steger, M & James, P (eds) 2014, ‘Special Issue: Globalization: The Career of a Concept’, Globalizations, vol. 11, no. 4.

Steger, M & McNevin, A (eds) 2010, ‘Special issue: Global Ideologies and Urban Landscapes’, Globalizations, vol. 7, no. 3.

Steger, M & Gidley, J (eds) 2009, ‘Special issue: The Changing Face of Political Ideologies in the Global Age’, New Political Science: A Journal of Politics & Culture.

Steger, M & Nadarajah, Y (eds) 2007, ‘Special issue: Globalization and South Asian and Southeast Asian Cities, International Journal for Asia Pacific Studies, vol. 3, no. 2.

Steger, M (ed.) 2000, ‘Special issue: Imagining Nationhood and Foreignness’, Strategies: Journal of Theory, Culture & Politics, vol. 13, no. 2.

Selected Journal Articles (Since 2000)

Steger, M 2018, ‘Globalization versus the state: false antinomy or logical fallacy?’, Studies in Political Economy, vol. 99, no. 1, pp. 97-105.

Steger, M 2017, ‘Globalizing the research imagination: transdisciplinarity in Global Studies’, Global-e Journal, vol.10, no. 12.

Steger, M 2016, ‘Reflections on ‘critical thinking’ in global studies’, Protosociology, vol. 33, pp. 19-40.

Steger, M & James, P 2014, ‘A genealogy of ‘globalization’: the career of a concept, Globalizations, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 417-434.

Steger, M 2013, ‘It’s about globalization, after all: four framings of global studies’, Globalizations, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 771-777.

Steger, M & Wilson, E 2013, ‘Religious globalisms in the post-secular age, (with Erin K. Wilson), Globalizations, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 481-495.

Steger, M & James, P 2013, ‘Levels of subjective globalization: ideologies, imaginaries, ontologies’, Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, vol. 12, no. 1-2, pp. 17-40.

Steger, M & Wilson, E 2012, ‘Anti-globalization or alter-globalization? mapping the political ideology of the global justice movement’, International Studies Quarterly, vol. 56, pp. 439-454.

Steger, M & James, P 2011, ‘Three dimensions of subjective globalization’, Protosociology, vol. 27, pp. 53-70.

Steger, M & Patomaki, H 2010, ‘Social imaginaries and big history: towards a new planetary consciousness?’, Futures: A Journal of Policy, Planning, and Future Studies, vol. 42, no. 8, pp. 1056-1063.

Steger, M & McNevin, A 2010, ‘Global ideologies and urban landscapes’, Globalizations, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 319-326.

Steger, M 2010, ‘What’s new about political ideologies in the age of globalization?’, Global Change, Peace & Security, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 1-7.

Steger, M 2010, ‘Rejoinder to Spike Peterson, Alison Brysk, and Michael Shapiro’, Global Change, Peace & Security, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 29-32.

Steger, M & Gidley, J 2009, ‘Guest editors’ introduction’, New Political Science, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 423-430.

Steger, M 2009, ‘Religion and ideology in the global age: analyzing Al-Qaeda’s Islamist globalism’, New Political Science, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 529-541.

Steger, M 2009, ‘Globalization and social imaginaries: the changing ideological landscape of the twenty-first century’, Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 9-30.

Steger, M 2009, ‘The rise of the global imaginary and the persistence of ideology’, Global e-Journal, vol. 3, no. 7.

Steger, M 2009, ‘Political ideologies and social imaginaries in the global age’, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric, vol. 2, pp. 1-17.

Steger, M 2008, 全球化时代的政治意识形态与社会构想 (‘Political Ideologies and Social Imaginaries in the Global Age’), in Chinese; translated by Xinhua Zhang, International Studies of Social Sciences (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), vol. 12, pp. 195-209.

Steger, M 2008, ‘Neo-isms: What’s New about Ideology in the Global Age?’, Global Studies Journal, vol. 1, no. 4.

Steger, M 2006, ‘Searching for Satya through Ahimsa: Mahatma Gandhi’s challenge to western discourses of power’, Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 332-353.

Steger, M 2006, ‘Imperial globalism, democracy, and the ‘political turn’’, Political Theory, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 372-382.

Steger, M & Replogle, S 2005, ‘Vaclav Havel’s postmodernism’, Contemporary Political Theory, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 253-274.

Steger, M 2005, ‘From market globalism to imperial globalism: ideology and American power after 9-11’, Globalizations, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 31-46.

Steger, M 2005, ‘Ideologies of Globalization’, Journal of Political Ideologies, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 11-30.

Steger, M 2002, ‘Globalism: the new market ideology’, Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture, vol. 1, no. 3.

Steger, M 2000, ‘Mahatma Gandhi on Indian self-rule: a nonviolent nationalism?’, Strategies: Journal of Theory, Culture & Politics, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 247-263.

Steger, M 2000, ‘Führt spirituelle Selbsterfahrung zu mehr Mitgefühl in politischen Ansichten?’ (‘Does spiritual self-realization lead to more compassionate political views?’), in German; translated by Ursuala Baatz, Polylog: Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren (Polylog: Austrian Journal for Intercultural Philosophy), vol. 5, pp. 31-35.

Selected Book Chapters (Since 2000)

Steger, M forthcoming 2019, ‘Transdisciplinarity in globalization research: the global studies framework’, in I Rossi (ed.), Frontiers of globalization research: theoretical and methodological approaches, Springer, New York.

Steger, M forthcoming 2018, ‘What Is global studies?’ in M Juergensmeyer, M Steger & S Sassen (eds), Oxford handbook of global studies, Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York.

Steger, M forthcoming 2018, ‘Global studies and transregional studies: collaborators not competitors’, in M Middell (ed.), Handbook of transregional studies, 2 vols, Routledge, London & New York.

Steger, M 2016, ‘Globalizing political theory: Benjamin Barber’s contribution to global studies’, in T Norris (ed.), Strong democracy in crisis: promise and peril, Lexington Books, Lanham, pp. 233-252.

Steger, M & James, P 2016, ‘Globalization and global consciousness: layers of connectivity’, in R Robertson & D Buhari-Gulmez (eds), Global culture: consciousness and connectivity?, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 21-39.

Steger, M 2016, ‘Nationalism, violence, and globalization: reflections on Gandhi’s political thought’, in SG Nelson & N Soguk (eds), The Ashgate research companion modern theory, modern power, and world politics: critical investigations, Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 409-420.

Steger, M 2015, ‘The specter of the communist manifesto stalks neoliberal globalization: reconfiguring the Marxist discourse(s) in the 1990s’, in T Carver & J Farr (eds), The Cambridge companion to the communist manifesto, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 175-194.

Steger, M 2014, ‘Market globalism’, in M Steger, P Battersby & J Siracusa (eds), The Sage handbook of globalization, Sage, London, pp. 23-38.

Steger, M 2014, ‘Approaches to the study of globalization’, in M Steger, P Battersby & J Siracusa (eds), The Sage handbook of globalization, Sage, London, pp. 7-22.

Steger, M 2014, ‘Globalization: a contested concept’, in M Juergensmeyer (ed.), Thinking globally: a global studies reader, University of California Press, Berkeley, pp. 7-11.

Steger, M 2013, ‘Political ideologies in the age of globalization’, in M Freeden, M Sears & LT Sargent (eds), The handbook of political ideologies, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 214-231.

Steger, M & Wilson, EK 2013, ‘Globalizing’ in S Matthewman, CL West-Newman & B Curtis (eds), Being sociological, 2nd ed, Macmillan International Higher Education, Houndmills, pp. 271-289.

Steger, M 2011, ‘Bronner vs. Fukuyama: 1989, the end of history, and the new internationalism’, in M Thompson (ed.), Rational radicalism and political theory: essays in honor of Stephen Eric Bronner, Lexington Books, Lanham, pp. 250-265.

Steger, M & James, P 2010, ‘Ideologies of globalization: a critical introduction’, in P James & M Steger (eds), Ideologies of globalization, Sage Publications, London, pp. ix-xxxi.

Steger, M 2010, ‘The emergence of global studies’, in M Steger (ed.), Globalization: the greatest hits: a global studies reader, Paradigm Publishers, Boulder, pp. 1-15.

Steger, M 2009, ‘Monologue of empire versus global dialogue of cultures: the branding of ‘American values,’’ in M Michael & F Petito (eds), Civilizational dialogue and word order: the other politics of cultures, religions, and civilizations in international relations, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, pp. 147-166.

Steger, M 2009, ‘From ‘we the people’ to ‘we the planet’: neoconservative visions of a global USA’, in S Dasgupta (ed.), Politics of globalization, Sage Publications, London & Delhi, pp. 65-81.

Steger, M 2008, ‘From market globalism to imperial globalism: ideology and American power after 9/11’, in BK Gills (ed.), The global politics of globalization: ‘empire’ vs. ‘cosmopolis’, Routledge, London, pp. 31-46.

Steger, M 2007, ‘Globalization and ideology’, in G Ritzer (ed.), The blackwell companion to globalization, Blackwell, Cambridge, pp. 367-382.

Steger, M 2007, ‘Comparative nationalisms in Gandhi’s global village’, in J Goodman & P James (eds), Nationalism and global solidarities: alternative projections to neoliberal globalisation, Routledge, London & New York, pp. 123-138.

Steger, M 2006, ‘The future of globalization’, in S Dasgupta (ed.), Globalization and after, Sage Publications, London & New Delhi, pp. 116-129.

Steger, M 2006, ‘Globalism: the new market ideology’, in SE Bronner & MJ Thompson (eds), The logos reader, The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, pp. 341-352.

Steger, M 2005, ‘American globalism ‘Madison Avenue-style’: a critique of U.S. public diplomacy after 9-11’, in P Hayden & C el-Ojeili (eds), Confronting globalization: humanity, justice and the renewal of politics, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, pp. 227-241.

Steger, M 2005, ‘Five central claims of globalism’, in D Egan & L Chorbajian (eds), Power: a critical reader, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, pp. 208-221.

Steger, M 2005, ‘Globalism and the selling of globalization’, in SE Bronner (ed.), Planetary politics: human rights, terror, and global society, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, pp. 21-33.

Steger, M 2003, ‘Mahatma Gandhi on Indian self-rule: an instrumentalist, ethno-symbolic, or psychological discourse of nationalism?’, in C Toffolo (ed.), Emancipating cultural pluralism, SUNY Press, Albany, pp. 129-146.

Steger, M 2002, ‘Robert Putnam, social capital, and a suspect named globalization’, in S McLean, D Schultz & M Steger (eds), Social capital: critical perspectives on community and ‘bowling alone’, New York University Press, New York, pp. 260-280.

Steger, M 2002, ‘Introduction’, in S McLean, D Schultz & M Steger (eds), Social capital: critical perspectives on community and ‘bowling alone’, New York University Press, New York, pp. 1-17.

Steger, M 2001, ‘Of means and ends: 1989 as ethico-political imperative’, in G Katsiaficas (ed.), After the fall: 1989 and the future of freedom, Routledge, New York, pp. 125-39.

Steger, M 2001, ‘Peace-building and nonviolence: Gandhi’s perspective on power’, in D Christie, R Wagner & D W Peace (eds), Conflict and violence: peace psychology for the 21st century, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, pp. 314-323.

Steger, M 2000, ‘Socialism and the ideological dimensions of globalization’, in L Crothers & C Lockhart (eds), Culture and politics: a reader, St. Martin’s Press, New York, pp. 79-99.

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