Globalization and its Discontents
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Üleilmastumine ja rahulolematus
Course title in English
Globalization and its Discontents
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2021/2022  Autumn semester
Terry William Mcdonald (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2021/2022  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To develop a deeper understanding of the discussions and dimensions of the globalising world and ability to operate with chosen theories. Also, to understand resistance to globalisation and moves to retrench regionalism and nationalism.
Brief description of the course
Introduction. Objectives and organisation of the course. The concept and main domains of globalization. Globalisation as historical phenomenon. Economic dimension of globalisation till 1980ies. Economics of the new wave of globalizations. Sustainability of economic globalisation. Transformation of global order and power. The processes of social and cultural globalization. Global formations: social theories on the global condition Political globalisation: world system, states and citizens. The Push Back: the reseurgence of Regionalism and Nationalism.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is acquinted with a multidisciplinary selection of globalisation theorists, covering economic, social, cultural and political globalisation;
- is capable of comparing and analysing the theories according to various schools of thought;
- can associate the theories with empirical developments and potentially apply them in empirical analysis.
Terry McDonald