SOCY 7321X Sociology of Globalization and Sustainability

45 hours; 3 credits

Theories of development. Contestation of the forms and objectives of globalization and development trajectories. Impacts of economic transnationalization on efforts to achieve socially and ecologically sustainable development at local, regional, national and transnational levels. Linkages between transnational economic processes, local environmental and social conditions, national environmental protection initiatives, and international and intra-national inequality. Policies of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and World Trade Organization, the power of transnational corporations, and role of G8 states. Fusion of place, production and identity politics in resistance and alternative development movements.


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