Learning outcomes in the course
The student is acquinted with a multidisciplinary selection of globalisation theorists, covering economic, social, cultural and political globalisation.
The student is capable of comparing and analysing the theories according to various schools of thought.
The student can associate the theories with empirical developments and potentially apply them in empirical analysis.
The course covers a wide range of literature. The following covers just parts of it that may be of help in individual obtaining of material:
Readers and sources of seminar texts:
Bauman, Z. (1998). Globalization: The Human Consequences. Columbia University Press.
Beck, U. (2005) . Power in the Global Age. Cambridge, Malden: Polity Press.
Ferguson, Y.H. & R. Mansbach (2008). A World of Polities. Essays on Global Politics. London, New York: Routledge.
Held, D. & A. McGrew (2003). The global transformations reader. Malden: Polity Press.
Jessop, B. (2008). State Power. A Strategic-Relational Approach. Cambridge, Malden: Polity Press.
Juergensmeyer, M. (2014) Thinking Globally: A Global Studies Reader. Berkley: University of California Press.
Khagram, S., & Levitt, P. (2008). The Transnational Studies Reader: Intersections and Innovations. London: Routledge.
Therborn, G. (2000). Globalizations. Dimensions, Historical Waves, Regional Effects, Normative Governance. In International Sociology Vol 15 (2) pp. 151-179.
Stiglitz, Joseph E. (2002), Globalization and its discontents, WW Norton and Company, New York
Stiglitz, Joseph E, (2016), The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe, WW Norton and Company, New York
Klein, Naomi, (1999). No Logo, Random House, Toronto
Adbusters Magazine, any issue.
Good overview books about theoretical debates on globalisation
Axford, B. (1995). The global system: economics, politics and culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Axtmann, R. (2007). Democracy. Problems and Perspectives. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Beck, U. (2005). Power in the Global Age. Cambridge, Malden: Polity Press.
Cerny, P. (2010). Rethinking World Politics. A Theory of Transnational Neopluralism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Dicken, P. (1999) Global Shift. Transforming the World Economy. Paul Chapman Publishing.
Fieldhouse D. K (1999), West and the Third World. Trade, Colonialisn, Dependence and Development. Malden: Blackwell.
Held, D., McGrew, A. et al (1999) Global Transformations: politics, economics and culture. Cambridge: Malden: Polity Press.
Jones, A. (2010) Globalization: Key Thinkers. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Hall, S., Held, D., Hubert, D., Thompson, K. (1996) Modernity. An Introduction to Modern Societies. Malden: Blackwell Publishing.
Robertson, R. (1992) Globalization: Social theory and Global Culture. New York: Sage Publications.
Featherstone, M., Lash, S., Robertson, R. (1995) Global Modernities. London: Sage.
Sassen, S. (2007) A Sociology of Globalization. Brasilia: Analisis Politico.
Sørensen, G. (2004). The Transformation of the State. Beyond the Myth of Retreat. Houndmills, New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
Stiglitz, J. (2007) Making Globalization Work. Penguin Books.
Vertovec, S. (2009) Transnationalism: Key Ideas. London: Routledge.
Waters, M. (2001) Globalization: Key Ideas. London: Routledge.