Globalization: the career of a key concept

This project will assemble the first comprehensive history of the concept ‘globalization’, one of the most important keywords of our time. Examining relevant texts and conducting interviews with the most prominent experts on the subject from professional communities of practice in the English-speaking world, this research will shed light on which meanings of ‘globalization’ became dominant in public and academic discourse, and how these understandings shape the heated debates on globalization. Thus, this project will go a long way toward explaining how people around the world came to be in thrall with this powerful keyword.

Start By 1 January 2012
Completed By 31 January 2015
Funding ARC Discovery Grant
Researcher(s) Paul James, Manfred Steger
Program Globalization and Culture