[Blueboard] William Robinson on Trends in Global Capitalism

Resto S. Cruz I rscruz at ateneo.edu
Wed Jan 16 11:57:21 PHT 2008

The Development Studies Program
Focus on the Global South

with the support of
The Department of Political Science

cordially invite you to a lecture on



Dr. William I. Robinson
Professor of Sociology, Global and International Studies,
and Latin American Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara


Friday, 18 January 2008, 4:30 p.m.
Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies Conference Room
Level 2, Ricardo and Dr Rosita Leong Hall

This lecture will identify the key trends in the evolution of world
capitalism in the late 20th and early 21st century from a critical
sociological perspective.  It will include an overview of the
speaker's theory of global capitalism and of transnational processes,
followed by an exposition of the main economic, political, social, and
cultural-ideological developments that have shaped the system's
dynamics in recent decades.  Specific themes will include: the new
global economy; transnational political processes; the political
economy of U.S. foreign policy and the "new war order"; global culture
and ideological processes; reconceiving development and North-South
relations in light of globalization; the global crisis,  
counterhegemonies, and alternative futures.

Dr. William Robinson is Professor of Sociology, Global and   
International Studies and Latin American Studies at the University of  
California, Santa  Barbara. His main research interests lie in the  
filed of macro and  comparative sociology; globalization; political  
economy; development;  social change; political sociology; Latin  
America and the Third World.  He is the author of the following books:  
Promoting Polyarchy: Globalization, US Intervention, and Hegemony  
(Cambridge University  Press, 1996); Transnational Conflicts: Central  
America, Social Change and Globalization (Verso, 2003); and A Theory  
of Global Capitalism:  Production, Class, and State in a Transnational  
World (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004). In 2005, he  
co-edited with Richard P. Appelbaum the volume Critical Globalization  
Studies (Routledge).

Resto S. Cruz I
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