The Global Village: Globalization in the Modern World|
Globalization is considered by many to be the most powerful transformative force in the modern world system. Modernization and technology, which are greater today than at any time in history, have effectively made the world a smaller place with respect to the interdependence and interpenetration among nations. But while most agree on the transformative power of globalization, many disagree on its nature and its effects on modern society. Liberals hail globalization as the ultimate means to world peace and prosperity. Marxists see it as a means of reinforcing the inequality and unbalanced division of labor created by modern capitalism. Still others, such as mercantilists and nationalists, see it as a source of political instability and cultural conflict. This course analyzes globalization principally through this tripartite theoretical lens. It traces its origins and its evolution across the 19th and 20th centuries. It also tries to determine the impact of globalization on the most important issues of international relations today: on domestic and international political systems and on social, cultural, and international economic relations. Through analytical, critical, and theoretical approaches, the course attempts to ascertain the nature and impact of globalization and ultimately shed light on the fundamental question: To what extent is globalization a force for good and evil in the modern world system?
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Intl.)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Frank J. Lechner and John Boli, editors, THE GLOBALIZATION READER
Jerry Mander and Edward Goldsmith, editors, THE CASE AGAINST THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Dani Rodrick, HAS GLOBALIZATION GONE TOO FAR
Martin Wolf, WHY GLOBALIZATION WORKS
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly assignments and two exams, along with a longer research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
There will also be extensive team work and verbal presentations in this class. The final assignment will be of an applied or project-based nature.
|Instructor(s): Gallarotti,Giulio Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: JUDD113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 12||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
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