SOCI 407/437 Globalization and Society


Conceptualizing globalization; Historical analysis of globalization; Forces of globalization: neo-liberalism— market and democracy, multinationals, international organizations and financial institutions, ICTs, etc.; Issues of globalization— westernization and imperialism; Globalization and the transformation in the global economy, impact on employment within nation-states and state capacities; Impact of globalization on Third World Societies: the state, economic productive systems, consumption patterns and culture; International migration and its implications, labour activity and power in the Third World; Globalization and the Ghanaian Society: opportunities, constraints and contending issues.