Reading Course: Globalization and Populism

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018

This reading course explores how globalization as a concept, trend and political reality has been studied in the field of international relations and international political economy. It begins by evaluating core scholarship on globalization and its consequences for inequality and state authority. The second part of the course then engages with the domestic political consequences of globalization, assessing its association with populism, democratic institutions and extremism. In the final meetings, we will evaluate how to reconcile these populist pressures given developments in Europe and the United States, and long run projections for the interaction between globalization and populism.