Course Code: PUBLG072
Course Tutor: Dr M. Rodwan Abouharb (Department of Political Science)
PUBLG072 Assessment: One 3,000 word essay
Credit Value: 15
About this course
1) What is globalisation? While the concept of globalisation is contested, this course aims to demystify both some of the language and hyperbole surrounding this concept and delineate the different types of globalisation processes taking place.
2) How is globalisation managed? Having established what globalisation is, the next part of the course will examine how international institutions have sought to manage this process.
3) What are the consequences of globalisation? The course will finally examine the consequences of globalisation across some different topical areas including: (i) the impact of multi national corporations in the developing and developed world, (ii) the impact of international financial institutions like the World Bank on economic development, the realization of economic and social rights, and the protection of human rights, (iii) the consequences of globalisation on migration, (iv) the consequences of globalisation on energy usage and climate change, (v) the consequences of globalisation on democracy, (vi) the historical legacies of earlier periods of globalisation.
The aim of this course is to introduce you to this debate, and to encourage you to think critically the concepts of globalisation, for example is globalisation something old or new? To help you think critically about the hyperbole surrounding globalisation, is everything due to globalisation or does this depend upon issue and national context? To help you think about how globalisation is, managed, the advantages and disadvantages of the current system. Finally to help you understand the spillovers of globalisation in various issue areas.