POL S 527
Examination of current topics in the theory and practice of world politics. Content varies according to recent developments in the field and research interests of the instructor.
Globalization, the increasing levels cross-border flows of good, services, people, policies, and ideas across countries, is an important concept in contemporary social science discussions. This doctoral seminar will survey social science scholarship on political, economic, and sociological dimensions of globalization. We will focus both on the causes of globalization and their consequences. We will look at the role of state actors, non-state actors including NGOs and firms, in these processes. I plan to cover a wide range of issues ranging from the usual suspects such as trade and investment to urbanization, public health, migration, environmental and labor issues.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Weekly memos and research proposal
Grading: No exam. A series of short assignments and paper proposal towards to end of the quarter.