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Globalization and Autonomy Globalization and Autonomy Online Compendium, a collective publication by the team of leading Canadian and international scholars who are part of the SSHRCC Major Collaborative Research Initiative on Globalization and Autonomy. Using the Compendium, the team is making the results of their research available to a wide public audience. ." 

Globalisierung aus kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive (Globalization and Cultural Studies) The graduate program "Globalization and Cultural Studies" offers doctoral students the opportunity to study globalization processes within a uniquely transdisciplinary context. As an interdisciplinary research forum, located in the Humanities Division of the University of Mannheim, the graduate program is designed to introduce cultural studies perspectives to the burgeoning field of globalization studies." 

Canadian Workers and Social Cohesion in a Global Era "This project considers the issue of Canadian workers and social cohesion in a global era. The research is designed to discover how workers are coping with increasing competition and what effects it is having upon social cohesion. It will investigate workers perceptions of their problems and the actions that they have taken to address them. The formal and informal institutions (e.g. worker groups, unions, families, community organizations and other civil society groups) used by workers will be subject to investigation. The role of state and interstate (ILO, WTO) regulatory agencies integral to monitoring and regulating competition will also be studied. Research results will be distributed to civil society, academic and state officials to inform their strategies and policy choices."

Co-operative Membership and Globalization: Creating Social Cohesion through Market Relations The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan

The Culture of Cities project a team of international scholars led by York University social scientist Alan Blum perform detailed studies of urban experience by looking at the cities of Toronto, Montreal, Berlin and Dublin.

McGill research team

Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la mondialisation et le travail (CRIMT) Following from CRIMT's Union Renewal Colloquium, held in Montreal in November 2004 in the context of our SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiatives project, entitled Rethinking Insitutions for Work and Employment in a Global Era project, this Website seeks to contribute to the thinking of researchers, trade unionists and all other persons interested in the future of trade unions. In so doing, we want to continue the thoughtful discussions that took place at the Colloquium and make them accessible to the larger community.

Globalism and Social Policy Programme GASPP is a five year (1997-2002) research, advisory, education and public information programme based jointly at STAKES (National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health), Helsinki, Finland and the Centre for Research on Globalisation and Social Policy, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, England.

Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC). World cities are a key physical manifestation of contemporary globalization. The GaWC site is dedicated to investigating this modern phenomenon.

WTO History Project A joint project of the University of Washington's (UW's) Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the University Library, the WTO History Project focuses on the history-making protests of late 1999 in Seattle during the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial meetings. Visitors to the WTO History Project Website will find a timeline of events prior to and during the 1999 protests in Seattle, including locations and sponsors, and a chart of organizations (with contact information) that were vocal in their opposition to the WTO, along with a list of registered WTO meeting attendees. In addition, this site features a page of interview transcripts with words from more than 80 organizers of and participants in the Seattle protests (.pdf). This is a fantastic resource for students looking for primary texts dealing with labor and globalization issues or anyone wanting to learn more about the groups and individuals involved in the WTO protests.

Online Journals


Global Issues
A portal to information on a wide range of Canadian foreign policy topics. Included on this site are links to Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade websites that provide information on such global issues as Climate Change, International Terrorism, Human Security, Aboriginal Affairs, Human Rights and Women's Equality. There is also a direct link to the Young Professionals  International Program which contributes to the advancement of Canadian foreign policy by providing opportunities for youth to work abroad, thus acquiring the skills needed for international work. 

The Economist

Global E-Zine The staff at the George Washington Center for the Study of Globalization is pleased to welcome you to our online magazine, Global e-Zine. The goal of the magazine is to facilitate a forum for discussion on a wide range of issues  relating to globalization. We hope to include contributions from students from all over the world. Every issue features a different theme and students are encouraged to submit editorials, and contribute to online discussions and debates between the students and guest speakers from multinational organizations, business and academic world. Surveys on student’s opinions and research on global issues will be analyzed and published in Global e-Zine. The magazine will also include Web broadcasts of conferences, debates and other events organized at participating universities. A calendar of global policy actions will also be featured in the magazine.

Global Networks is an academic journal dedicated to the social scientific understanding of globalisation and transnationalism, edited by Alisdair Rogers of the school of Geography, University of Oxford.

Global Social Policy is a major new journal that will advance the understanding of the impact of globalisation upon social policy and social development.

The Human Security Bulletin is the Canadian Consortium on Human Security's flagship online publication. The CCHS Human Security Fellowship program fosters innovative research and policy development on a range of human security issues. Fellowships are awarded yearly for academic and non-academic research.

Law, Social Justice and Development is an innovative new electronic law journal covering a range of topics relating to legal issues surrounding the impact of  globalisation on social development. It contains a diversity of materials including peer reviewed and non-refereed articles, commentaries, work in progress articles, book reviews, and conference reports and papers, as well as information papers, news and details of global conferences.

Upping the Anti, a new journal of theory and action devoted to engaging with and contributing to debates and discussions taking place within anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, and anti-oppressive movements

World Policies read over 150 newspapers edited in over 60 countries; specialization in international politics

The YaleGlobal Online is the flagship publication on the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.

 

Globalization Videos


Global Imagination
by Dr. Susan Buck-Morss at Global Arts Week on 24 September 2004 

Visual Studies & Global Imagination by Dr. Susan Buck-Morss at Tate Modern on 3 June 2004

Globalization and Health How can globalization be managed to reduce inequalities 

Cultural globalization: interview of Immanuel Wallerstein by Dr. Anand Kumar, Dr. Frank Welz, and Mrs. Gabriele Tysarzik at the Maison de Sciences de l’Homme in Paris.

Vandana Shiva A critique of globalization processes and their impact on the Third World: Globalization Agriculture and the Environment

Global Village or Global Pillage?

Religion as Resistance and Critique

Going Global Studio 2's Series on Globalization at the Munk Centre February 7, 2002 (1 hr)

Going Global Dr. Sylvia Ostry and J Singh Q&A at the Munk Centre - Series on Globalization (34 mins)

 

Archives and Databases


About.com
is a guide to hundreds of globalization-related sites; it features current news on globalization and provides links to other institutions that are doing research in globalization 

the Atlas of Cyberspaces

Conversations with History produced at the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley

Global issues website (DFAIT)

Globalization101.org is an Internet site dedicated to providing students information and learning opportunities on globalization. The site, managed by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), hopes to serve as an informative and engaging space for those interested in learning more about changes in the international economy

Globalization Index 2003 (Foreign Policy)

Globalization in Focus This site comes to the Web courtesy of Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF, see the September 8, 1998 'Scout Report for Social Sciences'). Here users will find a more critical look at the WTO as well as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). FPIF here collects links to articles, event announcements, reports, and other resources. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of the offerings.

InfoNation: United Nations Cyber school bus InfoNation allows you to view and compare statistical data for all UN member states. Statistics and indicators are provided by the United Nations Statistics Division, from the World Statistics  Pocketbook, Statistical Yearbook and Demographic Yearbook 1995, except languages.

PRAXIS Resources for Social and Economic Development

Trade and Development Topic Page The current focus of this page is the WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha (9-13 November). You will find information about the conference, links to relevant organizations, background materials and documents, and a discussion forum. Following the conference, the Gateway's topic team will examine key issues and encourage discussion of the  recommendations and results.

The Social Justice and and Globalization Data Archieve Housed at the University of Windsor, it is one of the first data archives on social justice and globalization studies in Canada and it will become a vital access point for students, faculty and researchers seeking data and research on questions of social justice and globalization.

Virtual Library on International Development (CIDA)

 

Centres and Organizations


Globalization Studies Network
. Globalizing dynamics are unfolding at accelerating rates in every realm of human endeavour, the cultural and the social, the economic and the political, the scientific and the artistic, the technological and the environmental, tourism and terrorism, to mention only the more conspicuous domains.
Reflecting this trend, the past decade has seen the creation of multiple research, education and public policy programmes across the world that address questions of globalization. The Globalization Studies Network (GSN) provides a framework of cooperation among these endeavours, consolidating a critical mass of work worldwide. 

Amnesty International

Association pour une Taxation des Transactions financières et l'Aide aux Citoyens (ATTAC)

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum

The Berkley Centre For Globalization and Information Technology comprises an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students that seeks to promote the study of the social ramifications of the globalization process and information technology

Canadian Consortium on Human Security (CCHS) is an academic-based network promoting policy-relevant research on issues relating to human security and facilitating analysis and the exchange of information relating to human security

CARE international

The CSGC (Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures) is an interdisciplinary center based in the Department of Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong.

Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation CSGR research provides a venue for new thinking on the relationship between the global and regional dimensions of political economy around, and hopefully ahead of, the contemporary policy debate.

The Centre for Research on the Transformation of the State (CERETS) was founded in 2003 and is co-financed by the German National Science Foundation (DFG), the State of Bremen, and the University of Bremen. The research team will examine whether the modern state is subject to a generally observable or even uniform trend of change in the core countries of the OECD world in the  second half of the last century. Where do the corresponding pressures for change come from? Do these processes of change have a transformative effect? (website is in German only) Sonderforschungsbereich “Staatlichkeit im Wandel”

DATA aims to raise awareness about, and spark response to the crises swamping Africa: unpayable debts, uncontrolled spread of AIDS, and unfair  trade rules which keep Africans poor.
The organization was founded in 2002 by Bono, the lead singer of U2, along with Bobby Shriver and activists from the Jubilee 2000 Drop the Debt campaign. At the core of DATA's mission is a view that these issues are not about charity, but about equality and justice. 

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins sans Frontieres

Free Trade Area of the Americas

The Globalism Institute, RMIT, founded in 2002, undertakes engaged research into globalisation, transnationalism, nationalism and cultural diversity. It seeks to understand and critically evaluate current directions of global change, with an emphasis on the cultural implications of political and economic transformation.

G-8 Summits

Global Forum for Health Research

Global Heritage Fund

The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Australia

The Global Reconciliation Network is a process to bring together members of community groups, social activists, academics and others around the world working towards the broad goal of reconciliation, understood as the process of establishing communication and dialogue across the divides of nationality, religion, race and culture.

Grand Council of the Crees The Grand Council of the Crees website tries to  explain to interested observers their culture, values, problems and hopes and describe the many political, cultural, social, economic and spiritual activities.

Human Rights Internet HRI is a leader in the exchange of information within the worldwide human rights community. When it was founded in 1976, HRI was known as Internet: the International Human Rights Documentation Network. Thus, the term Internet was used to identify an international network of human rights organizations and a clearinghouse of human rights documentation, not the sprawling virtual community that everyone has come to know today.

Human Rights Watch

International Finance Corporation

International Labor Organization

International Monetary Fund

International Sociological Association Research Committe on Social Movements (RC 44)

International Telecommunication Union

Jubilee 2000

Mercosur

North-South Institute The North-South Institute (NSI) is the only independent research institute in Canada focused on international development. The Institute conducts research on Canada's relations with developing countries and on a wide range of foreign policy issues.

Open Society Institute

Oxfam

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Political Science Research Centre (PSRC) is established in 2001. as the first independent private scientific institution of that kind in Croatia. PSRC performes scientific research activities in the field of political science and related social sciences. The main focus of interest is globalization, globalism and transition. These issues have been systematicaly researched through the central project of the PSRC "Croatia in the Process of Globalization". We are proud to be the only scientific institution in Croatia that has developed systematic approach to the research of globalization issues.
Besides that, PSRC has develop politological web portal specialized in the field of politology, sociology and related social sciences. It is concepcualized as an online-guide for the specific information, articles and data in these field. You may search it on the www.cpi.hr since we have developed English version and info in five world languages. 

The Prague Society is made up of 21 individuals from ten different counties. Most members are living and working in the Czech Republic but the Society has many friends and admirers across the globe including Institute member Professor Caroline Bayard, PhD

Rights and Democracy (International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development) is an independent organization, which promotes, advocates and defends the democratic and human rights set out in the International Bill of Human Rights. In cooperation with civil society and governments in Canada and abroad, Rights & Democracy initiates and supports programmes to strengthen laws and democratic institutions, principally in developing countries.

The Globalization Research Center (GRC) is located at the University of Hawaii-Manoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a member of the Globalization Research Network (GRN), a consortium of four research centers, including the University of South Florida, the University of California, Los Angeles, and George Washington University

The Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation IGCC was founded in 1983, as a multi-campus research unit (MRU) serving the entire University of California (UC) system, to study the causes of international conflict and help devise options for resolving it through international cooperation.

United Nations AIDS Program

World AIDS Summit

World Bank

World Economic Forum

World Food Summit

World Health Organization

The World History Center supports world history as a field of advanced study through research, graduate training, and professional development. The scope of world history, as defined at the Center, includes comparative, interactive and synthetic approaches.

The World History Association founded in 1982, with a mission to promote the study of global history by encouraging and supporting research, teaching, collegial communication, and publication in world history. The WHA endeavors to promote activities that will increase awareness of World History, understanding among and between peoples, and global consciousness. One of its primary missions is to assist teachers of world history at all academic levels by providing venues and media for discussion of innovative pedagogy and the best current research in the field.

World Intellectual Property Organization

World Summit on the Information Society

World Summit on Sustainable Development

World Trade Organization

WWF: World Wildlife Fund

 

Internships Employment Resources


AIESEC
(80-plus countries), a student-run international organization with chapters on many campuses, offers business-related internships open to all majors. AIESEC members have preference in getting these internships. The CIEE and BUNAC work abroad programs are the only ways to get a work permit without a job offer. The programs are available for Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. 

CIDA International Youth Internships. IYIP is an employment program for young Canadian professionals. It offers post-secondary graduates (diploma or degree holders from a CÉGEP, college or university) the chance to gain valuable work experience in international development.
Eligibility: If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident between the ages of 19 and 30, with six months free to devote to an internship, unemployed or underemployed; and legally entitled to work in Canada.
Typical application deadline: On going. Because sponsor organizations are responsible for recruiting and selecting interns for this program, you must submit your résumés directly to an organization that supports CIDA-approved intern projects. A list of approved organizations is available on the list of internships page

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade - Young Professionals International
Young Professionals International is the new name for the former DFAIT Youth International Internship Program. Information on new projects is put up as soon as they are approved. The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade offers internships that address priorities such as the promotion of peace and global security, human security, war-affected children, human rights, and democratic development. Projects under Prosperity promote the expansion of international trade, commerce and sustainable development, and often take place in private sector organizations. Projects listed under Security address priorities such as the promotion of peace and global security, human security, war-affected children, human rights, and democratic development. Projects under Identity promote Canadian culture and values, and will be of interest to applicants with various backgrounds.
Eligibility: If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident up to the age of 30, unemployed or underemployed; not enrolled in an educational program, and not have previously participated in a youth Employment Strategy internship program or received paid career-related international work experience. Foreign students, even if they hold valid work permits are not eligible.
Typical application deadline: On going. Information on new projects is put up as soon as they are approved. Apply directly to the implementing organizations that participate in Young Professionals International; not to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Internships begin after April 1st. 

DevNetJobs.org Gateway to International Development and Environment Jobs. DevNetJobs.org lists vacancies arising in all areas of international development, including environment, health, human resources and relief and humanitarian assistance.

Canadian Foundation for the Americas Please note that foreign students and children of foreign diplomats currently posted in Canada are not eligible for this program.

Global Issues A portal to information on a wide range of Canadian foreign policy topics. Included on this site are links to Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade websites that provide information on such global issues as Climate Change, International Terrorism, Human Security, Aboriginal Affairs, Human Rights and Women's Equality. There is also a direct link to the Young Professionals International Program which contributes to the advancement of Canadian foreign policy by providing opportunities for youth to work abroad, thus acquiring the skills needed for international work.

International Development Research Council Training and Awards Program: for Canadians and to Developing-Country Nationals

Ontario Internship Program Eligibility: You have graduated from a recognized college* or university* with a degree and/or a diploma within the last 5 years. (1999 to August 2004).

Typical Application deadline: End of January 

Young Canadian Leaders for a Sustainable Future Positions will be posted in late March or early April and placements will start in July/August 2005. IISD's goal in this program is to provide young professionals with the substantive knowledge, communications skills, resources and practical experience necessary to develop international sustainable development policies and to become effective agents of change.

 

Graduate Globalization Studies Worldwide


MA Globalization and Communications Centre
for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester

MA in Globalisation Dept of Law and Government, Dublin City University

MA Globalisation, Ethnicity and Culture University of Sussex. This interdisciplinary MA seeks to bridge the gap between social science and humanities approaches to globalisation, ethnicity and cultural difference.

MA in Globalisation and Governance Department of Politics and International Studies, Hull University

MA in Globalization and Development Dept of Geography, University of Westminster

Master of Science (MSc) in Globalisation and Development Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester

Master of Science (MSc) in International Development The Department of Economics and International Development, University of Bath

MSc / Graduate Diploma in Poverty Reduction and Development Management International Development Department, School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham

Master of Science in Global Affairs (M.S.)

Doctor of Philosophy in Global Affairs (Ph.D.) Center for Global Change and Governance (CGCG) at Rutgers University-Newark

MSc Globalisation and Development: geographies of power and resistance Dept of Geography, Queen Mary College, University of London

MA in Postcolonial Studies: Globalization and Cartographies of Power Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London

MPhil in Development Studies Dept of Economics, University of Glasgow 

MA in Geographies of Globalisation and Development Dept of Geography, University of Liverpool