Globalistics and  Globalization Studies

Globalistics and Globalization Studies

Theories, Research & Teaching

Volgograd: ‘Uchitel’ Publishing House, 2013. – 400 pp.
Edited by Leonid E. Grinin, Ilya V. Ilyin, and Andrey V. Korotayev
ISBN 978-5-7057-3619-5

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This is the second issue of the new series titled Globalistics and Globalization Studies. Globalistics may be regarded as a sort of systemic and more or less integrated ‘core’ within Global Studies. At present Global Studies function in two main dimensions – in the research of global political, economic, cultural and social processes, on the one hand, and in the realm of teaching – manifesting themselves in the creation of various Global Studies programs and courses for university students who learn to see the world in its entirety and variety. The second dimension is immensely important as the contents of such programs and courses may determine how the world will be comprehended by those people who may decide its fate in a decade or two. This dualistic nature of Global Studies has determined the general direction of our anthology that comprises both the theoretical dimension of Global Studies and their application to the teaching process.

The anthology consists of three parts presenting a wide range of views on the meaning of the contemporary epoch, the past and the future of some important global processes as well as the problems and successes in the teaching process of Global Studies. Part 1. Globalization in Historical Retrospective. Part 2. Globalistics, Global Studies, and Global Processes. Part 3. Teaching Global Studies.

In the present anthology one can find perceptions of globalization by a number of famous scholars from different countries of the world (Ervin Laszlo, Christopher Chase-Dunn, and others), but one can also get to know rather peculiar visions of globalization by Russian scientists and educators.



Introduction. Global Studies from Theories to Teaching (Full text) 5


Leonid E. Grinin and Andrey V. Korotayev. Origins of Globalization (Full text) 8

Christopher Chase-Dunn. Continuities and Transformations in the Evolution of World-Systems (Full text) 36

Tony Harper. The Trajectory of the World System over the Last 5000 Years (Full text) 56

Leonid E. Grinin and Anton L. Grinin. Global Technological Transformations (Full text) 98

Alexander A. Sagomonyan. Spanish Issue in the Global Confrontation of the Great Powers on the Threshold of the Cold War (Full text) 129


Ilya V. Ilyin and Arkadi D. Ursul. Global Studies in Modern Science (Full text) 146

Olga G. Leonova. Categories, Models and Forecast of the Global Confi guration (Full text) 166

Tatyana L. Shestova. Methodological Foundations of Global History (Full text) 179

Galina A. Drobot. The Problem of Universal Values in World Politics (Full text) 184

Arno Tausch. Global Terrorism and World Political Cycles (Full text) 191

Ilya V. Ilyin and Alexander S. Rozanov. The Impact of Globalization on the Formation of the Global Political System (Full text) 218

Patrick A. Taran. Globalization, Migration and Labour: Imperatives for a Rights Based Policy (Full text) 223

Ivan A. Aleshkovski. Illegal Immigration as a Structural Factor of Global Development (Full text) 243

Ervin Laszlo. Culture and the Sustainability of the Global System (Full text) 257


Section 1. Teaching Global Studies: Refl ections & Experiences

Jean-Marc Coicaud. Refl ections on Some of the Challenges of Global Affairs as an Academic Field (Full text) 264

Aigul Kulnazarova. Teaching Human Rights in Global Perspectives: A Shared View and Experience from the School of Global Studies (Full text) 272

Ken Bausch, Janet McIntyre-Mills, Tony Made, Kelly Mackenzie, Charles Morse, and Gayle Underwood. Striving for Sustainable Global Democracy Through a Group Decision-Making Process: A Critical Review of an Online Course to Model Transformative Praxis (Full text) 291

Section 2. Teaching Materials Samples

Igor I. Abylgaziev, Ilya V. Ilyin, and Ruslan R. Gabdullin. Introduction to the History and Methodology of Global Studies (Full text) 309

Ilya V. Ilyin, Ruslan R. Gabdullin, and Alexey V. Ivanov. Global Processes and Systems (Full text) 318

Alexander N. Chumakov. Studying of Globalization: Step by Step (Full text) 321

Leonid E. Grinin and Andrey V. Korotayev. Political Globalistics (Full text) 335

Section 3. Global Studies Programs & Syllabi around the World University of Graz and Other Eighteen Universities' Curricula for Global Studies: Comparisons and Improvements (Full text) 348

University of Leipzig (Full text) 385

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) (Full text) 387

Lomonosov Moscow State University: Faculty of Global Studies (Full text) 390

Shanghai University: The Postgraduate Program of Global Studies (Full text) 393

Contributors to the volume(Full text)