Globalization 2

2018-2019

Course Objective

The learning objectives for this course are clustered in two categories:
one cluster relating to the lectures, the other to the workgroups.
a. Lectures
Students who have successfully completed the course “New forms of global
belonging and global alliances” will have achieved the following
learning outcomes:
A. Knowledge and understanding
- students have acquired an understanding of globalization and human
security by focusing on new forms of global belonging and global
alliances;
- students understand how these global networks can be both an
expression of and a response to global social inequality and widening
power disparities;
- students have acquired knowledge of and insight into formation of
global elites on the one hand and global networks of resistance as well
as of the disenfranchised on the other; and of the power and cultural
dynamics involved;
- students have acquired knowledge about classic media and new media
that enable new connections in the worldwide communication network
infrastructure, which facilitate the diffusion of hegemonic languages
and the diffusion of new thoughts and new practices to carry out
political actions, judicial verdicts, administrative sanctions, social
interactions and financial transactions;
- students have acquired insight into the way how new forms of a sense
of belonging and concrete global alliances offer an answer to people’s
feelings of insecurity;
B. Applying knowledge and understanding
- students are able to explain that that the use of old and new media to
build new alliances can be a solution to some actors, but in doing so
pose additional risks to others;
C. Making judgments
- students are able to recognize that these new networks should
therefore not solely be interpreted as reinforcing societal resilience,
but also cause societal friction;
- students are able to analyze these issues of insecurity, new
alliances, new forms of belonging, and societal resilience from multiple
perspectives within the social sciences and understand how different
disciplines can complement, ignore or contradict each other;
D. Learning skills
- students have acquired a multi-disciplinary conceptual theoretical
toolbox for analysing new communication networks, global alliances and
global forms of belonging;
- students are able to develop a written argument about these issues.
b. Workgroups
- Students learn to understand the nature and complexity of current
societal issues or developments (in P4) and to develop a response,
intervention, or solution (in P5) based on the integration of their own
and other disciplinary perspectives.
- Students learn to understand how their own and other disciplines (do
not) contribute to the analyses and understanding of these complex
social issues, through in-depth reflection on their own and other
disciplines, and the comparison between theoretical perspectives and
concepts from different disciplinary fields. The objective is a deeper
understanding of the own discipline.
- Students learn how to collaborate with others who employ different
perspectives from their own.

Course Content

In this course Globalisation 2: New forms of social belonging, we
continue the discussion started in the previous course Globalisation 1:
Globalization and human security. We discuss problems of globalization
for the worlds of work, environment and culture. We discuss these fields
as examples in order to show that the problems of globalization are
similar in the various fields. We see as a core problem that
globalization processes disrupt social organization. Problems of
globalization are problems of organization. While in period 4 the
emphasis concerned the analysis of the phenomenon, in period 5 the
emphasis concerns the response to problems of globalisation. Therefore,
in this second course on globalization, we discuss how and to what
extent we can organize (using Scharpf’s terminology, lecture 1) negative
or even positive coordination?

Teaching Methods

Lectures, and one working group every two weeks

Method of Assessment

Written and/or oral examination

Entry Requirements

Students must have participated in Globalization 1

Literature

Selected articles (Canvas)

Custom Course Registration

In this course you can not enroll yourself for the tutorials, but you will be assigned by the course coordinator. Note: You do have to register for the course, with the corresponding parts!

General Information

Course Code S_G2
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Course Coordinator dr. O. Terzi MSc
Examiner dr. O. Terzi MSc
Teaching Staff dr. O. Terzi MSc

dr. M.J. Verver
K.E. Rinaldi Doligez

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture, Study-group*

*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.