Globalization is one of the most important and influential words today. As a concept globalization is closely associated with  technological innovation and advance, the flows of information and communication crossing the borders of states,  capital accummulation, increased global flows of investment, finance and trade,  increased mobility of the people and cultural exchange across states' borders, and  increased interdependence and interconnectedness among states and societies. As a phenomenon, globalization has affected the lives of the people in the whole planet earth. For the students of International Relations, globalization is undoubtedly of special importance. Not least, globalization has challenged the way in which international relations have been organised, studied and understood.
This course is aimed at equipping the students with conceptual frameworks to 'make sense' globalization as an important part to better understand contemporary international relations. In