Globalization Links

A quick search turned up lots of information about globalization.

A quick search turned up lots of information about globalization.

As we have been thinking about globalization recently, in view of our participation in the consultation on Globalization and Cultural Diversity, we thought we should inform ourselves about the basic phenomenon, what people are saying about it, and what some of the key issues are — apart from the ways globalization affects women specifically, and even before engaging in theological reflection. A little research disclosed a vast sea of information and discussion about the basic phenomenon of globalization. Here are some of the fruits of this phase of our research: a bouquet of links to various perspectives on the topic of globalization. [Please note, just because a link is on this list does not mean we ultimately share the point of view of its creators.]

“Globalization” from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    Discusses the term “globalization” in the context of the history of ideas and of contemporary social theory. Includes bibliography.

Globalization 101

    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.

Global Transformations

    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.

Globalization, as presented by the World Bank

    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”

International Forum on Globalization

    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.

Globalization, as presented by the International Monetary Fund

    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

US Network for Global Economic Justice

    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

Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

    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.

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