Students:Globalisation 2010/2011 Case Studies
What is Globalization?
- Introduction: Globalization on Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Globalization in brief: Global Transformations web  or educational materials from the Levin Institute
- Globalisation in depth (educational materials by the Charles University - selected topics from last year´s course)
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."
But of course, this a well developed method in teaching, and we will use some of its principles for joint work (see below).
Write it yourselves!
- Case study development
- Blank page template with relevant instructions
- Reading manual
- Writing manual
- Model of the Case Study writing - New Zealand 2010: Mining in Schedule 4 Conflict
Where to start
From Blank page - take first steps:
- Still need to decide about your theme and focus? Start with reading (for writing) or try prewriting.
- Literature review is a good starting point when you already have some (research or preliminary) question.
Examples for your work
- 2008/2009 student themes
- 2009/2010 student themes
- 2010/2011 student case studies
Throughout the e-learning courses, students´ outcomes - texts - are assessed with regard to following criteria:
- Log in / create account - to create new account, click on link "Create one"
- Starting a new Page
- Structure of the page use it when constructing your theme!
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 :-(
- Scheuerman, William, "Globalization", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2010 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), [online] [cit 2010-11-12] available from http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2010/entries/globalization/
- Held, D., McGrew, A., Goldblatt, D., Perraton, J. (1999) What is Globalization? [online] [cit 2010-11-12] available from http://www.polity.co.uk/global/whatisglobalization.asp. Basic outline of globalization principles and effects, although rather outdated
- Levin Institute, Globalization101.org page [online] [cit 2010-11-12] available from http://www.globalization101.org/What_is_Globalization.html (American perspective)
- Globalisation 2009/2010 Themes (2010, December 4). In VCSEwiki. Retrieved 10:54, December 5, 2010, from http://www.czp.cuni.cz/vcsewiki/index.php/Globalisation_2009/2010_Themes
- Lechner, F. et al. (2001) The Globalization website. [online] [cit 2010-11-12] available from [http://www.sociology.emory.edu/globalization/. Excellent resource for hyperlinks to issues, theories and especially news from various sources.
- EU Perspective: European Commission sustainable development policies and European Council´s documents
- Case study. (2010, November 15). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 10:40, November 25, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Case_study&oldid=396806238
- ETH Zurich, Natural and Social Science Interface (NSSI): Transdisciplinarity Laboratory (TdLab) [online] [cit 2010-11-12] available from http://www.uns.ethz.ch/translab/index