Politics

Global Power Shifts in the Age of Globalization

About this talk: Historian and diplomat Joseph Nye gives us the 30,000-foot view of the shifts in power between China and the US, and the global implications as economic, political and "soft" power shifts and moves around the globe. About Joseph Nye: The former assistant secretary of defense and former dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Joseph Nye offers sharp insights into the way nations take and cede power.

Mobilization: Social Networking and Iranian Politics

On Twitter, Photos, Blogs and Iran's Politics

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an annual conference-holding entity, holding conferences on themes related to three areas of technology, entertainment, and design. It is owned by The Sapling Foundation, which aims to disseminate ideas and expert knowledge.

How Twitter can make history, a TED Talk by Clay Shirky (Link)

International Drug Traffficking

Although they are not mutually exclusive, international crime and terrorism comprise the darker sides of globalization. They use technologies, networks, and connections similarly to the way legal enterprises do, but also endeavor to subvert the work and connections that have made by the forces of the lighter side of globalization.

View: "Cities and new wars: after Mumbai," Saskia Sassen

In response to the recent Mumbai attacks, November 2008, Sassen talks of her larger research project on "whether cities are losing this capacity and are becoming sites for a range of new types of violence." Below is a reproduction from openDemocracy (http://www.opendemocracy.net/).

The Radio Kaduna 'tafsir' (1978-1992)

The Radio Kaduna 'tafsir' (1978-1992) and the construction of public images of Muslim scholars in the Nigerian media / Andrea Brigaglia

Journal for Islamic Studies, 2007, vol. 27, p. 173-210

The Print Media in South Africa: Paving the Way for 'Privatisation'

The print media in South Africa : paving the way for 'privatisation' / Anne Mayher & David A. Mcdonald

Review of African Political Economy, 2007, vol. 34, no. 113, p. 443-460

A Transnational South America?

On May 24, the nations of South America signed a treaty to create Unasur, a regional parliament that builds upon the trading agreements Mercosur and the Andean Community, but also may coordinate common military defense actions. <Read the article here >

 

Postcard from a new century:The US reconsiders role of the state, globalisation and its place in the world

"Postcard from a new century"

article from the Indian Express
by
Pratap Bhanu Mehta
president of the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi, is a short-term visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania

Posted online: Monday, May 05, 2008

http://www.indianexpress.com/story/305307.html

Interview with Prof. T. K. Oommen, Jawaharlal Nehru University, on Cultural Globalisation

This is a presentation of the approach of Prof. T. K. Oommen about the cultural, political, and social aspects of the process of globalization. It was recorded at the Sociological Department, Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg (Germany ) on May 23, 2000 by Bernd Remmele and Markus Jenki. Dr. Frank Welz and Dr. Anand Kumar conducted the discussion with Prof. Oommen for this recording.

http://www.zmk.uni-freiburg.de/Oommen/default.htm