Perspectives on Globalisation

7.5 credits

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.

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Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

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