This course surveys concepts and theories of globalization. It explains different forces that benefit from or lose to the current trends of globalization. The course examines economic, political, technological, and cultural aspects of globalization. Moreover, the course discusses identity, conflict, international financial institutions and development of third world countries.
Lechner, Frank J. and Boli, John. (2008). The Globalization Reader. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. ISBN # 978-1-4051-5553-3
Freedman, Thomas. (2005). The world is flat: The globalized world in the twenty-first century. New York: Penguin Books.
Wise, J. MacGregor. (2009). Cultural Globalization: A User’s Guide. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-631-23539-2
Mazrui, Ali. (2004). Islam: Between Globalization and Counter-Terrorism. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press.