Online Course: Global Studies: the End of Globalization?

Location
Online
Grenoble
France
Date
End Date

Understand Opposition to Globalization

Globalization is a process that no human being can speed up, slow down or stop. But that doesn’t mean people won’t try.

Governments and citizens across the world either try and benefit from globalization (and try to limit its negative effects) or try to avoid it. On this course you’ll learn about some of the reasons why people are either pro or anti globalization. You’ll discover why some governments and countries choose boundaries and demarcation and others choose integration.

What topics will you cover?

  • Defection from alliances, treaties and organizations
  • Democratic fatigue and populist demands
  • Regionalization and Europeanization
  • Xenophobia and cosmopolitanism
  • Relocations and economic nationalism
  • Protectionism and global competition

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Evaluate the balance of power between isolationists and federalists, local communities and cosmopolitans.
  • Interpret tentative accounts of withdrawal from institutions and treaties (Brexit, Trump, Russia or Turkey) as they are sketchily explained in the press and the social media.
  • Explore major concepts in political science and international studies (including history, international sociology, and international economics).
  • Improve your understanding of current international politics.

Who is the course for?

  • Those with some background in international studies, and possibly those who have followed Global Studies: Cultures and Organizations and Global Studies: Risks and Threats in International Relations
  • Those who who would like selected, organized readings about current events.
  • Any B.A. level in these fields is an asset; it is not at all required.
  • Every learner unhappy with simple truths is welcome.

Who will you learn with?

Yves Schemeil

Pr. of political science, University of Grenoble Alpes & Institut Universitaire de France (Global & Comparative Politics); visiting scholar, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne & Grenoble Ecole de Management