Write 6 pages with APA style on Critical Analysis of A Global History of Modern Historiography by Georg Iggers and Edward Wang. This school of thought, Georg Iggers and Edward Wang, have used a chronological analysis of the events after the Cold War to make their claims. Some of the things that are of greater importance in their writings are the ideas of the rising of world history and global history as envisaged in their book. Whether the claims made are true or false is what this paper seeks to address (Iggers and Wang 365-401).
It is true that the end of world war two presented the world with new challenges and these were even compounded when the Soviet Union fell around 1989 and 1991 leading to the end of cold war. World history was changed with the emergence of new threats such as terrorism. There is partial acceptance of Fukuyama’s assertions that the fall of the cold war and the extension of capitalism from the west put globalization process in place and that all nations were geared towards democratization, in the western-style. The basis of their partial agreement stems from the fact that most countries such as those in Asia like South Korea and Taiwan are still under authoritarian rule. Based on this evidence, they think that globalization has not led to democratization. We need to look at the elements of globalization in order to establish whether their comments have a basis or not. Is globalization shaped by democracy or vice versa? The link between globalization of the world and democratization is quite weak. Democratization only features in spheres of globalization in instances where freedom of expression and participation is concerned. It is therefore not reasonable enough to argue over democratization based on perceptions of globalization (Baker 185-204).
Analysis of historiography from the global perspective undertaken by these authors is quite commendable. They have ventured into a territory that not many historians would want to find themselves in. they have provided one of a first exposure on the analysis of global history and its writing.
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