POEC / GLST / INTR 230: Globalization and World Politics Report a Broken Link

It has become a commonplace to call the world we live in a “globalized world.” This course introduces you to what is meant by globalization, and tries to show the many ways in which this concept is contested.

Unit 1: Defining Globalization


Steger, M. B. (2003). Globalization: A very short introduction. Oxford University Press.

Please read

Chapter 1: Globalization: A Contested Concept

Allina, E. (2012). Chapter 2: Imperialism and the colonial experience. In P. A. Haslam, J. Schafer, & P. Beaudet (Eds.), Introduction to international development: Approaches, actors, and issues (2nd ed.) (pp. 28–44). Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

COPYRIGHT OUTSTANDING. Blank file loaded as placeholder.

Scholte, J. A. (2008). Defining globalisation. World Economy, 31(11), 1471–1502.

Unit 2: Traditional International Relations Theory and Its Critique—Liberalism, Realism, Marxism, and Constructivism


Korab-Karpowicz, W. J. (2013). Political realism in international relations. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (Summer 2013 ed.).

Please read

Introduction (above the table of contents)
2. Twentieth Century Classical Realism
3. Neorealism
4. Conclusion: The Cautionary and Changing Character of Realism

Basu, R. (Ed.). (2012). International politics: Concepts, theories and issues. Sage Publications India.

Please read

Chapter 6: Liberalism, by Farah Naaz
Chapter 8: Marxism, by Krishna Swamy Dara

Behravesh, M. (2011, February 13). Constructivism: An introduction (E-International Relations website). E-International Relations.

Unit 3: Exploring Critical Perspectives in International Relations—Feminist Theory, Post-Colonialism, and Indigeneity


Enloe, Cynthia. (2014). Chapter 1: Gender makes the world go round: Where are the women? Bananas, beaches and bases: Making feminist sense of international politics (2nd ed.) (pp. 1–36). Berkeley: University of California Press.

You can find Chapter 1 on the right-hand side of the page.

Basu, R. (Ed.). (2012). International politics: Concepts, theories and issues. Sage Publications India.

Please read

Selection from Chapter 4: Colonialism and Neocolonialism: Impact of Decolonization: Sections 4.6–4.9, by Furqan Ahmad

Woons, M. (ed.). (2014). Restoring Indigenous self-determination: Theoretical and practical approaches. Bristol, UK: E-International Relations Publishing.

Please read

Introduction, by Marc Woons
Chapter 1: Self-Determination and State Definitions of Indigenous Peoples, by Ravi de Costa
Chapter 2: Self-Determination as Anti-Extractivism: How Indigenous Resistance Challenges World Politics, by Manuela L. Picq

Unit 4: Globalization and Governance: From Traditional to Critical Perspectives


Battersby, P. (2014). The globalization of global governance. In M. B. Steger, P. Battersby, & J. M. Siracusa (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of globalization. Sage Publications.

COPYRIGHT OUTSTANDING. Blank file loaded as placeholder.

Scholte, J. A. (2014). Reinventing global democracy. European Journal of International Relations, 20(1), 3–38.
Rai, S. (2004). Gendering global governance. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 6(4), 579–601.
Meyer, W. (2012). Indigenous rights, global governance, and state sovereignty. Human Rights Review, 13(3), 327–347.

Unit 5: International/Global Political Economy: Introduction to Agents, Patterns and Tools of Analysis


McGlinchey, S. (Ed.). (2017). International relations. Bristol, UK: E-International Relations.  

Please read

Chapter 8: Global Political Economy, by Günter Walzenbach

Knox, P., Agnew, J., & McCarthy, L. (2014). Chapter 1: The changing world economy. In The geography of the world economy (6th ed.) (pp. 3–19). New York: Routledge.

COPYRIGHT OUTSTANDING. Blank file loaded as placeholder.

Desai, Radhika. (2016). Introduction: Putting geopolitical economy to work. In Radhika Desai (Ed.), Analytical gains of geopolitical economy (pp. 1–21).

COPYRIGHT OUTSTANDING. Blank file loaded as placeholder.

Unit 6: Some Future Trends in Globalization and World Politics: Cultures/Civilizations, Climate Change, and Civil Society


Steger, M. B. (2003). Globalization: A very short introduction. Oxford University Press.

Please read

Chapter 8: The Future of Globalization

Pieterse, J. N. (2009). Globalization and culture: Global mélange (2nd ed.). Lanham, ML: Rowman and Littlefield.

Please read

Please read Chapter 3: Globalisation and Culture: Three Paradigms

Clapp, J., & Helleiner, E. (2012). International political economy and the environment: Back to the basics? International Affairs, 88(3), 485–501.