Students:Globalisation 2010/2011 Case Studies

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What is Globalization?

  • Introduction: Globalization on Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy[1]
  • Globalization in brief: Global Transformations web [2] or educational materials from the Levin Institute[3]
  • Globalisation in depth[4] (educational materials by the Charles University - selected topics from last year´s course)
  • Latest news from The Globalization website [5]
  • EU perspective [6]

What is case study?

We will use one of the "misunderstandings" that relate to case study method of research:

"The case study is most useful for generating hypotheses, whereas other methods are more suitable for hypotheses testing and theory building."[7]

But of course, this a well developed method in teaching[8], and we will use some of its principles for joint work (see below).

Write it yourselves!

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Where to start

From Blank page - take first steps:

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Throughout the e-learning courses, students´ outcomes - texts - are assessed with regard to following criteria:

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Practical warning!!!

Protect yourself from loosing your work! Do not edit the page for too long without saving it, or work on the Word document and copy it to the Wiki space only consequently. The page can expire while you are working on it :-(


  1. Scheuerman, William, "Globalization", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2010 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), [online] [cit 2010-11-12] available from
  2. Held, D., McGrew, A., Goldblatt, D., Perraton, J. (1999) What is Globalization? [online] [cit 2010-11-12] available from Basic outline of globalization principles and effects, although rather outdated
  3. Levin Institute, page [online] [cit 2010-11-12] available from (American perspective)
  4. Globalisation 2009/2010 Themes (2010, December 4). In VCSEwiki. Retrieved 10:54, December 5, 2010, from
  5. Lechner, F. et al. (2001) The Globalization website. [online] [cit 2010-11-12] available from [ Excellent resource for hyperlinks to issues, theories and especially news from various sources.
  6. EU Perspective: European Commission sustainable development policies and European Council´s documents
  7. Case study. (2010, November 15). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10:40, November 25, 2010, from
  8. ETH Zurich, Natural and Social Science Interface (NSSI): Transdisciplinarity Laboratory (TdLab) [online] [cit 2010-11-12] available from