Theme 1: Economy and Trade

On the economic dimensions of globalization.

  • Global Markets in an era of Neoliberalism
  • Free Trade and Fair Trade
  • Transnational Corporations
  • Megabusinesses, Mircobusinesses and Globalization
  • Patterns of Global Investment
  • Logics of Accumulation
  • Engines of Growth in the Developing World
  • The International Division of Labor
  • Trade Flows and Current Account Balances
  • Global Financial Flows and Institutions
  • Inequality – Patterns and Trends
  • Global Production Networks
  • Multi-National Corporations
  • Trade Agreements
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Money Laundering

Theme 2: Politics, Power, and Institutions

On the political dimensions of globalization.

  • Imperialism and Neo-colonialism
  • ‘Soft power’ and the Structures of Hegemony
  • Neoliberal Politics and Policies
  • Global Regulation and Deregulation
  • Social Movements
  • Flashpoints of Social Conflict
  • Welfare in a Global Context
  • International Structures and Institutions of Governance
  • Global NGOs
  • Nations and Sovereignty in the ‘New Globalization’
  • Drones
  • War Conflict
  • Arms
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Governance and Reform
  • Democratic Practices and Human Rights

Theme 3: Society and Culture

On the socio-cultural dimensions of globalization.

  • Inequality
  • Poverty
  • Development and Underdevelopment
  • Globalism as Ideology
  • Nationalism and Post-Nationalism
  • Cultural Imperialism and Post-Colonialism
  • Migrations
  • Diaspora
  • Cosmopolitanism and Multiculturalism
  • Cultural Hybridization
  • Forced Migration (Refugees, Human Trafficking, Statelessness, Internally Displaced Persons)
  • Voluntary Migration (Migrant Workers, Labor Markets, Urbanization)
  • Big Data
  • Internet
  • Art, Architecture, and Literature
  • Transnational Crime
  • Sports

Theme 4: Resources and Environment

On the ecosystemic dimensions of globalization.

  • Resource Access
  • Environments in a Global Context
  • Agriculture and Food Supply
  • Sustainability
  • Urbanism
  • Climate Change
  • Growth and Its Limits
  • Global Health
  • Global Environment
  • Resource Curse and Management