Economics, International relations, Political and social science, Sociology

Course date

17 July - 28 July, 2006
Application deadline:
15 February, 2006
Course Director(s): 

Roger Coate

Department of Government and Sociology, Georgia College & State University/ Department of Political Science, University of South Carolina, USA
Course Faculty: 

Nicole Lindstrom

Central European University, International Relations and European Studies, Budapest, Hungary

James Mittelman

American University, School of International Service, Washington, D.C., United States of America

James Rosenau

International Relations, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Timothy Shaw

Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

"Globalization" has become a topic of the day. Our library shelves are lined with books dealing with globalization and anti-globalization processes, and more are being written. Many examine globalization in combination with another topic of the day, "global governance." Global governance seems to be evolving in response to globalization as people and their governments and communities strive to attain "security" as well as other basic needs, values and interests. Presently however, these concepts *"globalization," "global governance" and "security"* remain rather murky. There are no widely accepted definitions: "global governance" means different things to different analysts, as does "globalization" and "security," and the theoretical confusion surrounding globalization, global governance and security and their interrelationships is presently hampering our practical dealings with all of them. Resolving this theoretical confusion and creating new knowledge and perspectives for guiding research and practice are the principal objectives of this course.