- Discusses the term “globalization” in the context of the history of ideas and of contemporary social theory. Includes bibliography.
- Globalization 101 is a project of the Levin Institute of the State University of New York. The site is geared towards students, and concise, informative treatment of key areas, issues, news, and opinions related to globalization. The site is updated frequently, and provides outstanding documentation and additional links.
- The Globalization site of the Global Policy Forum, a group formed “to monitor policy making at the United Nations, promote accountability of global decisions, educate and mobilize for global citizen participation, and advocate on vital issues of international peace and justice.” The site includes definitions, discussions of issues, suggestions for action, bibliographies, and additional links.
- Maintained by David Held, Anthony McGrew, David Goldblatt and Jonathan Perraton as a companion site for the Global Transformations book series, and especially valuable for the authors in-depth discussion of their critical analysis of the phenomenon of globalization.
- This site, maintained by the World Bank, includes online text of a number of World Bank analysis and position papers, statistics, and proceedings of the 2004 conference “Making Globalization Work for All”
- Website of the International Forum on Globalization, a grassroots, north-south concerned citizen and activist organization, with a critical position on the processes of globalization. Their analysis section includes discussions of key issues and links to additional resources.
- An area of the International Monetary Fund’s larger website that focuses on the International Monetary Fund’s role in the processes discussed under the rubric “globalization,” and provides access to IMF position papers and articles
- This organization is more than directly critical of the World Bank and IMF, and is dedicated to their dissolution, for the globalization-related reasons discussed here
- The mission of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, founded in 2001, is to link academia and world policy makers. The site is a portal to Center publications, and to the online journal YaleGlobal Online
We are hoping to keep learning about this topic, especially as it involves women. (See, for instance, this charge that international financial practices promote violence against women.) As we do, we will keep Wimminwise readers informed about what we learn.