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Global studies is a fresh and dynamic discipline area that promises to reinvigorate undergraduate and postgraduate education in the social sciences and humanities. In the Australian context, the interdisciplinary pedagogy that defines global studies is gaining wider acceptance as a coherent and necessary approach to the study of global change. Through the Global Studies Consortium (GSC), this new discipline is forming around an impressive body of international scholars who define their expertise in global terms. The GSC paves the way for the expansion of global studies programs internationally and for the development of teaching and research collaboration on a global scale.

Mark Juergensmeyer and Helmut Anheier's forthcoming Encyclopaedia of Global Studies with SAGE is evidence of this growing international collaboration, while the work of Professor Manfred ...

Global Society: Some Preliminary Observations
Global society: Some preliminary observations
PaulBattersby

Global society cannot be defined as a unified or singular unit of analysis. The constituents of global society are many, varied and by no means constitutive of a global social whole. Indeed, as we have repeatedly stressed in these two volumes, global society is characterized by the heterogeneity of social actors ...

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