Global Studies: The Future of Globalization (FutureLearn)

Global Studies: The Future of Globalization (FutureLearn)
Understand why some governments try to retrieve their sovereignty and leave global institutions. Globalization is a process that no human being can speed up, slow down or stop. But that doesn’t mean people won’t try. Governments and citizens across the world either try and benefit from globalization (and try to limit its negative effects) or try to avoid it. On this course you’ll learn about some of the reasons why people are either pro or anti globalization.

This course does not have open access anymore.

You’ll discover why some governments and countries choose boundaries and demarcation and others choose integration.

What topics will you cover?

- Defection from alliances, treaties and organizations

- Democratic fatigue and populist demands

- Regionalization and Europeanization

- Xenophobia and cosmopolitanism

- Relocations and economic nationalism

- Protectionism and global competition

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Evaluate the balance of power between isolationists and federalists, local communities and cosmopolitans.

- Interpret tentative accounts of withdrawal from institutions and treaties (Brexit, Trump, Russia or Turkey) as they are sketchily explained in the press and the social media.

- Explore major concepts in political science and international studies (including history, international sociology, and international economics).

- Improve your understanding of current international politics.