Global Studies: The Future of Globalization Course - Grenoble Ecole de Management

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Understand why some governments try to retrieve their sovereignty and leave global institutions.

This course is part of the Global Studies: International Relations and World Politics program, which will enable you to understand key issues in politics and international relations and how we can work to resolve them.

Understand opposition to globalization

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. 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

When would you like to start?

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  • Available now

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.

Who is the course for?

  • Those with some background in international studies, and possibly those who have followed Global Studies: Cultures and Organizations and Global Studies: Risks and Threats in International Relations
  • Those who would like selected, organized readings about current events.
  • Any B.A. level in these fields is an asset; it is not at all required.
  • Every learner unhappy with simple truths is welcome.
  • If you are taking this course as part of the Global Studies: International Relations and World Politics program for credit, you will be expected to spend 10 hours per week studying this course. If you are not taking the course for credit, 6 hours per week is expected for basic understanding.

Who will you learn with?

Yves Schemeil

Professor of political science, University of Grenoble Alpes & Institut Universitaire de France (Global & Comparative Politics).

Visiting scholar, Grenoble Ecole de Management.

Who developed the course?

Grenoble Ecole de Management

For the past 30 years, Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) has established itself in France and abroad as a leading business school through expertise in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Last updated Sep 2020

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