Perspectives on Globalisation

7.5 credits

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Globalisation has become a key concept and an explanatory dimension in the Social Sciences in recent years. This is in part due to the increasing exchanges of economic, political, and cultural life across nation-state, city and community boundaries. The class explores the process of globalisation from different economic, political and cultural perspectives. It analyses the nature of contemporary global changes and their dividing and uniting forces.

During the course, you will discuss the impact of globalisation on development, the evolution of the international system and the nation state, perceptions of security and human rights as well as its social consequences and the creation of a globalised culture. Critical questioning of the main assumptions under which globalisation has traditionally been explained will be encouraged in order to suggest ways to cope with it more creatively.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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