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Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition, McMaster University


The Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition was set up in January 1998 in order to give life to the University Senate's decision to make Globalization and the Human Condition a "Strategic Area" of research at McMaster University. In giving "life" to the Strategic Area, the Institute has concentrated its efforts on two tasks. First, we have sought to build an intellectual community of the researchers (both faculty and graduate students) at the University and elsewhere interested in globalization and the human condition. Second, we have set up an interdisciplinary M.A. Programme in Globalization Studies, which received its first cohort of students in September 2004. With these activities, we seek to expand research and knowledge about globalizing processes and how these come to bear upon our lives, our communities, and the plants, animals and environments in which we live.

Working Papers

Title: The Politics of Globalization Studies: From the problem of sovereignty to a problematics of government
Authors: Wanda Vrasti
Date: October 2009

Title: Man in his Natural State: The New World and Locke's Second Treatise
Authors: Joel A. Konrad
Date: September 2009

Title: "The Media": A Crisis of Appearances
Authors: Dr. Nick Couldry
Date: May 2009

Title: "The Media": A Crisis of Appearance
Authors: Nick Couldry
Date: May 2009

Title: Wal-Mart: The Panopticon of Time
Authors: Max Haiven, Scott Stoneman
Date: April 2009

Title: Wal-Mart: the Panopticon of Time
Authors: Max Haiven, Scott Stoneman
Date: April 2009

Title: Negotiation on the Ground: Realizing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in South Africa, Nigeria and Peru
Authors: Natasha Sawh
Date: April 2009

Title: Negotiation on the Ground: Realizing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in South Africa, Nigeria and Peru
Authors: Natasha Sawh
Date: April 2009

Title: Organizing the (Un)Common
Authors: Crystal Bartolovich
Date: November 2008

Title: Organizing the (Un)Common
Authors: Crystal Bartolovich
Date: November 2008

Title: Global Panic, Local Repercussions: Exploring the Impact of Avian Influenza in Vietnam
Authors: Stacy Lockerbie
Date: September 2008

Title: Urban Representation of Multiculturalism in a Global City: Toronto's Iranian Community
Authors: Shahrzad Faryadi
Date: August 2008

Title: Global Tensions, Global Possibilities: Everyday Forces of Conformity and Contestation
Authors: Jean Michel Montsion, Samah Sabra, James Gaede, Jeremy D. Kowalski, Rhiannon Mosher, Teresa Kramarz, Kathryn Mossman, Adam Sneyd, Luis Alfredo Marroquin-Campos, Rob Downie, Heather Battles, Adrienne Smith, Ahmed T. Rashid, Joanne Nowak, Liam Riley, David Haldane Lee, Greg Shupak, Arun Nedra Rodrigo, Lauren Scannell, Naomi Achus, Ethel Tungohan
Date: July 2008

Title: Omens and Threats in the Doha Round: The Decline of Multilaterialism?
Authors: Daniel Drache, Marc D. Froese
Date: May 2008

Title: The Politics of Form and Alternative Autonomies: Indigenous Women, Subsistence Economies and the Gift Paradigm
Authors: Rauna Kuokkanen
Date: November 2007

Title: Gendering Globalization: Imperial Domesticity and Identity in Northern Pakistan
Authors: Nancy Cook
Date: March 2007

Title: Empire Writes Back: Between Dreams of Trespass and Fantasies of Resistance
Authors: Alina Sajed
Date: November 2006

Title: Autonomy and Domination within the Global Trade System: Developing Countries in the Quest for a Democratic WTO
Authors: Anna Lanoszka
Date: October 2006

Title: Globalized Islam: Arab Identity Sous Rature
Authors: Salam Hawa
Date: June 2006

Title: Strangers as Enemies: Further Reflections on the Aporias of Transnational Citizenship
Authors: Étienne Balibar
Date: May 2006

Title: Global Civil War and Post-colonial Studies
Authors: Heike Härting
Date: May 2006

Title: Has Financial Internationalization Turned into Financial Globalization?
Authors: Samir Saul
Date: April 2006

Title: Techno-Religious Imaginaries: On the Spiritual Telegraph and the Circum-Atlantic World of the 19th Century
Authors: Jeremy Stolow
Date: March 2006

Title: On Autonomy and Law
Authors: Natalia Loukacheva
Date: June 2005

Title: Monetary Power and Political Autonomy: Exchange Rate Policymaking in Follower States
Authors: Louis W. Pauly
Date: March 2005

Title: The Origins of Global Civil Society and Non-Territorial Governance: Some Empirical Reflections
Authors: William D. Coleman, Sarah Wayland
Date: February 2005

Title: Globalizing Hope: The Resonance of Zapatismo and the Political Imagination(s) of Transnational Activism
Date: December 2004

Title: Globalization and Islamisation
Authors: Yassine Essid
Date: December 2004

Title: Democratizing Globalization? Impacts and Limitations of Transnational Social Movements
Authors: Jackie Smith
Date: December 2004

Title: Competition, Contracts and Privatization: Globalization and Public Administration in Developing Countries
Authors: Ahmed Shafiqul Huque
Date: September 2004

Title: Violence as Historical Time
Authors: Timothy Brook
Date: August 2004

Title: The Elusive Basis of Legitimacy in Global Governance: Three Conceptions
Authors: Steven Bernstein
Date: May 2004

Title: From the Discourse of "Sino-West" to "Globalization": Chinese Perspectives on Globalization
Authors: Yu Keping
Date: March 2004

Title: Obligations of a Global Neighbor
Authors: Joyce E. Bellous
Date: November 2003

Title: Globality and Transnational Policy-Making in Agriculture: Complexity, Contradictions, and Conflict
Authors: William D. Coleman
Date: June 2003

Title: Content Providers of the World Unite! The Cultural Politics of Globalization
Authors: Susie O'Brien, Imre Szeman
Date: May 2003

Title: History, Globalization, and Globality: Preliminary Thoughts
Date: March 2003

Title: Content Providers of the World Unite! A Critical Canadian Analysis and Agenda
Date: February 2003

Title: Acknowledgement: The Road to Forgiveness
Authors: Joanna Quinn
Date: January 2003

Title: "What Is Globalization? The Definitional Issue – Again"
Authors: Jan Aart Scholte
Date: December 2002

Title: Cultural Diversity and Economic Convergence: The Dialectics of Canadian Cultural Policy
Authors: Sabine Milz
Date: July 2002

Title: Well-Rooted? Land Tenure and the Challenges of Globalization
Authors: Michelle Vosburgh
Date: May 2002

Title: Moral Integrity and Reparations to Africa
Authors: Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann
Date: January 2002

Title: Globalized and Localized Digital Divides Along the Information Highway: A Fragile Synthesis Across Bridges, Ramps, Cloverleaves, and Ladders.
Authors: Carl Cuneo
Date: January 2002

Title: Governing Global Finance: Financial derivatives, liberal states and transformative capacity
Authors: William D. Coleman
Date: October 2001

Title: Globalization and Democracy
Authors: Michael Hardt
Date: October 2001

Title: Identity, Empathy and International Relations
Authors: Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann
Date: March 2000

Title: Globalization as the End and the Beginning of History: The Contradictory Implications of a New Paradigm
Authors: Arif Dirlik
Date: March 2000

Title: The Globalization of Property Rights: An Anglo and American Frontier Land Paradigm, 1700-1900
Authors: John Weaver
Date: February 2000

Title: State Power and the Asian Crisis
Authors: Linda Weiss
Date: November 1999

Title: Private Governance and Democracy in International Finance
Authors: William Coleman
Date: July 1999

Title: International Institutions, Globalisation and Democray: Assessing the Challenges
Authors: William Coleman, Tony Porter
Date: July 1999

Title: Coming to Terms with Globalisation: Non State Actors and Agenda for Justice and Governance in the Next Century
Authors: Richard Higgott
Date: February 1999

Title: Globalisation: Challenges and Opportunities
Authors: G.B. Madison
Date: January 1998