CIAO: Course Packs and Syllabi




Globalization is a framework for describing many affiliated worldwide developments. Globalization isn't simply more of the ongoing process of internationalization: it describes the increasing ease with which technologies, people, goods, services and capital move across borders. But the term is also widely used to convey such elements as universalization and changes to sovereignty. While many embrace it, others fear it. The readings in this coursepack focus on the many facets of globalization.

The Shape of the World to Come
Laurent Cohen-Tanugi
BOOK (full-text)
Columbia University Press, August 2008
Looks at how globalization has become a geopolitical phenomenon and argues that the new "multipolar" world is anything but the balanced and harmonious system many welcomed as a desirable alternative to the "American Empire."

The Turkish Project Of Globalization And New Regionalism
Nilgun Onder
Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, Summer & Fall 2008
This article examines the double and seemingly paradoxical processes of globalization and regionalization. Does regionalism contradict or complement globalization? And is globalization obstructed or reinforced by regionalism?

Some Simple Tests of the Globalization and Inflation Hypothesis
Jane Ihrig, Steven B. Kamin, Deborah Lindner, Jaime Marquez
U.S. Government, April 2007
Examines the hypothesis that globalization has increased the role of international factors and decreased the role of domestic factors in the inflation process in industrial economies. Looks at standard Phillips curve inflation equations for 11 industrial countries and use these estimates to test several predictions of the globalization and inflation hypothesis.

Gendering Globalization: Imperial Domesticity and Identity in Northern Pakistan
Nancy Cook
Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, McMaster University, March 2007
Addresses the frequent absence of gender in studies of globalization and argues that globalization and gender relations are mutually constitutive.

Globalization Challenged: Conviction, Conflict, Community
George Rupp
BOOK (full-text)
Columbia University Press, February 2007
Former Columbia University president argues that in the age of globalization and in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, personal convictions are no longer confined to the private realm but have widespread social ramifications.

Threshold Estimation on the Globalization-Poverty Nexus: Evidence from China
Zhicheng Liang
United Nations University, June 2006
This paper investigates the globalization-poverty nexus in China, paying particular attention to the nonlinearity of the impact of globalization on the poor.

Contradictions of Globalization
US Government
Mapping the Global Future: Report of the National Intelligence Council's 2020 Project, December 2004
This report examines the future of globalization. It touches upon several of the most important factors in the continuation of globalization, including: the 'Asian face' of future globalization, the expanding and integrating global economy, the technology revolution, and lingering social inequalities. A brief fictional scenario of the world in 2020 is also included.

Why Has Globalization Eluded the Middle East?
Robert Looney
Strategic Insights, December 2004
This article examines some of the causes and effects of the persistent failure of economic modernization and liberalization in the Middle East.

Popular Attitudes, Globalization, and Risk
Marcus Noland
Institute for International Economics, July 2004
This report examines attitudes towards globalization, combining opinion surveys with various economic data.

The Aftershock of 9/11: Implications for Globalization and World Politics
Richard L. Bernal
North South Center, University of Miama, September 2002
This article examines the possible effects, both negative and positive, of 9/11 on the process of globalization.

Conditional Legitimacy, Reinterpreted Monopolies: Globalisation and the Evolving State Monopoly on Legitimate Violence
Anna Leander
Copenhagen Peace Research Institute, March 2002
The article argues that globalization is altering the nature and meaning of the state monopoly on legitimate violence. A profound redefinition of what it means to have a 'monopoly' of violence is going on. Increasing, the private ownership and allocation of the means of coercion are blurring the responsibility of states beyond their own borders and, for some states, even within them. As a consequence the differentiation among states is growing, private actors are central to war and peace, and the system of national states might be undergoing a fundamental change.

Globalization of the World Economy: Potential Benefits and Costs and a Net Assessment
Michael D. Intriligator
Istituto Affari Internazionali, March 2002
There are three purposes of this paper. First, it will clarify the notion of "globalization" as applied to the world economy. Second, it will evaluate both the potential benefits and the potential costs stemming from globalization. Third, it will consider how the costs or dangers stemming from globalization could be offset through wider international cooperation and the development of new global institutions.

Globalization, Marginalization and Development
S. Mansoob Murshed
United Nations University, February 2000
This report details the risks and benefits of globalization for the more vulnerable developing economies of the world.