Understand why some governments try to retrieve their sovereignty and leave global institutions.
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.
Duration: 2 weeks
Weekly study: 6 hours
- Evaluate the balance of power between isolationists and federalists, local communities and cosmopolitans.
- Explore major concepts in political science and international studies (including history, international sociology, and international economics).
- 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.
- Improve your understanding of current international politics.