HS 701: Development, technology and Global Order

Development as a global process: Change from nationally organized social and economic order to globally organized pattern- Emerging Socio-Spatial networks of social interaction in the world today: Technology and the transformation in the International order; New transnational civil society and new world order.

Globalization as an emergent concept: Rise of the development project, formation of coalition building and developmentalist alliances:` Global production system and infrastructural dimension, global agribusiness and global regionalism across center- periphery boundaries; Freedom of enterprise under GATT regime, WTO as an integrated dispute settlement mechanism, Globalization of knowledge and politics of global intellectual property.

Technology and the power of e-governance: Globalization of telecommunications and the issue of Regulatory reform; Globalization and national sovereignty, Internet media and alternative sources of information: Change in the quality of democratic participation, electronic democracy and civic networking movement; e-democracy and criteria in Participatory Technology Decisions, tackling the problems of digital divide.

Social responses to globalization: Fundamentalism, Environmentalism, New Social Movement and alternative modes of development: Policies and Issues in Environment and Development: Poverty and global development, Feminism and feminist formulation in development-- from WID to GAD, multiculturalism and cosmopolitan localism: Structural characteristics of late modernity- `From Emancipatory to Llife Politics`.`

Texts/References

Hoogvelt, A.` Globalization and the Postcolonial World: the new political economy of development, 2nd edition, Basingstroke: Palgrave, 2001.

Forsythe, D.P.` Human Rights in International Relations; : Press, 2000.

Murphy, B. Transforming Ourselves - Transforming the World, : Zed Press, 2000.

Wolfgang Sachs (Eds.).` Global Ecology: A new Arena of political conflict, Zed Books, 1993.

Philip McMichael (eds.). The Global Restructuring of Agro-Food Systems, press, 1994.

J.Timmons Roberts and Amy Hite (eds.).` From Modernization to Globalization: Perspectives on Development and Social Change, Blackwell publishers, 2000.

Pippa Norris.` Digital Divide: Civic Engagement, Information Poverty and the Internet worldwide, Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Jeremy J. Warford, Wilfrido Cruz, Koichiro Fakui. Protecting the Global Environment: Initiatives by Japanese Business, World Bank, ISBN, 2002.