POLS319 Глобализация и Новите политически идеологии


This course introduces to the students the main explanatory theories of the globalization as well their critics. A short overview of the history of the globalization thought is included. Special focus is given to the origins, goals and ideas of the new political movements that accompany the process of globalization. It also provides an opportunity to evaluate the potential of these new ideologies and their perspectives.

The aim of the course is to form an extensive knowledge and understanding of the analyzed new political ideologies, as well as their contribution to the current political life and their future.

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Политиката и обществото (на английски език)


проф. Антоний Тодоров  д.н.

Описание на курса:


After completing successfully this course the students will:

1) know:

- The basic concepts, principles and documents of the new political ideologies.

2) be capable of:

- Analyzing and evaluating the objectives, actions and achieved results of the new political ideologies and their carriers.

- To be able to assess the prospects of the new political ideologies at home and abroad.
Предварителни изисквания:
Basic knowledge on european contemporary history, political science, political sociology

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. Ideologies: left-centre-right in globalization analysis.
  2. Main approaches in IR theory – globalization as social construction.
  3. Globalization theories and analytical approaches.
  4. Ideological approaches in globalisation critiques.
  5. Pro-capitalist globalization theories.
  6. 5 discussions on texts: Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt, Naomi Klein, Ayn Rand, Saskia Sassen, Leslie Sclair.
  7. Intermediate exam.
  8. Final test.

Литература по темите:

General readings:

Cusimano Love, Maryann. Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda. Wadsworth Publishing, January 2010

Fukuyama, Francis. The End of History and the Last Man.

Gellner, Ernest. Encounters with Nationalism.

Offe, Klaus. Modernity and the State. East, West . MIT Press, 1996. http://books.google.bg/books/about/Modernity_and_the_State.html?id=Ew-yCrK1ByIC&redir_esc=y

Rorty. Richard. Philosophy and Social Hope.

Samuel Huntington. Clash of Civilizations?

Scruton, Roger. A Political Philosophy.

Steger, Manfred. Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introduction. Oxford university press, 2003.

Taylor, Charles. Multiculturalism.

Compulsory texts:

Luke Martell, The Third Wave in Globalization Theory

William I. Robinson, Theories of Globalization

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Empire - Preface

Leslie Sklair, Social Movements for Global Capitalism

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