SO420 Half Unit Not available in 2012/13
Globalisation: Economy, Politics and Power
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Dr Fran Tonkiss, STC. S219
Available on MSc Sociology, MSc Political Sociology, MSc Global Media and Communications (with Fudan or USC), MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation and MSc Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies. Other students may attend subject to numbers, their own degree regulations and at the discretion of the teacher responsible.
The course will introduce students to key approaches to globalisation in sociology and related disciplines with a focus on critical debates over the politics and economics of globalisation.
Debating and explaining globalisation; capitalism and globalisation; politics, the state and globalisation; power and inequality in the global economy; global spaces; 'anti-globalisation'.
Lecture/seminar (two hours) x 10 LT.
1 x 1,500 word formative essay.
Attendance at all seminars and submission of all set coursework is required.
Recommended general texts: D Held & A McGrew (Eds), The Global Transformations Reader; F Tonkiss (2006) Contemporary Economic Sociology: Globalisation, Production, Inequality: ch 1-3; F Lechner & J Boli (Eds), The Globalization Reader. A detailed reading list will be distributed at the beginning of the course, and specific key readings will be set for each topic.
A formal two-hour examination in the ST (70%). A written assignment of 2,000 words (30%), two hard copies to be handed in to the Sociology Administration Office, S219a, before 4.30pm on the first Wednesday of ST; a third copy to be posted to Moodle.