History of Globalization

General Information
Lecture + Workshop (includes 45 minutes break)
Number of Hours: 
Monday 11:30 - 15:15
Preliminary requirements: 

Basic knowledge covering main issues of history of international political and economic relations. English skills enabling effective reading and verbal communication.

Course Description: 
  1. History of Globalization. An Introduction
  2. The Birth of Modern International and Economic Relations. Concepts and developments  
  3. The Evolution of International and Economic Relations. Concepts and developments  
  4. The Cold War era and beyond. Toward new Global Order  
Aims of the course: 

The aim of the course is to present the general introduction to the history of international relations with the special attention devoted to the development of global links in the political, economic and cultural spheres. The student will learn about the origins of some concepts, ideologies, developments, etc. which became internationalized during the centuries, and are fundamental to understand contemporary international relations.

Teaching methods: 

Lecture, multimedia presentations, video materials

Tutorial/seminar, case studies, text analysis, discussion, multimedia presentations, essay

Evaluation & Completion: 


  • oral or written examination, 
  • semester paper (individual or group),
  • oral presentation (individual or group).
Basic Literature: 

Baylis J., Smith S., Owens P. (eds.), The globalization of world politics: an introduction to international relations, Sixth Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2014.

Black J., Great powers and the quest for hegemony. The world order since 1500, Routledge, London and New York 2008. 

Buzan B., George Lawson, The Global Transformation. History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations, Cambridge University Press 2015. 

Calvocoressi P., World politics since 1945, Routledge, London and New York, 2008. 

Charles Tilly, Coercion Capital and European States A D 990-1990, Blackwell Pub (1990), pp. 161-191. 

Christopher M. White, A Global History of the Developing World, Routledge, London and New York 2014. 

Chua A., Day of empire: how hyperpowers rise to global dominance - and why they fall, Doubleday, New York 2007. 

David S. Landes, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations. Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor, W. W. Norton & Company 1998. 

Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Empire 1875-1914, Vintage 1989. 

Hopkins A.G., Globalisation in world history, Pimlico, London 2002.  

Ian Clark, The Post-Cold war Order. The Spoils of Peace, Oxford University Press 2001, pp. 139-163. 

John Lewis Gaddis, The Cold War. A New History, Penguin 2006. 

Joseph S. Nye Jr., David A. Welch. Understanding global conflict & cooperation. 

Intro to theory & history, Pearson Education 2014. 

Jürgen Osterhammel, The Transformation of the World. A Global History of the 

Nineteenth Century, Princeton University Press 2014 

Kennedy P., The rise and fall of the great powers. Economic change and military conflict from 1500 to 2000, London 1988. 

Kissinger H., Diplomacy, Simon&Schuster Paperbacks, New York 1994. 

Niall Ferguson, Civilization. The Six Killer Apps of Western Power, London: 

Penguin Books 2012. 

Osterhammel J., Petersson N., Globalization: a short history, Princeton University Press, Princeton 2005. 

Ryszard Kapuściński, The Shadow of the Sun, Penguin Books 2002. 

Scholte J.A., Globalization: A Critical Introduction, Palgrave Macmillan, New York London 2005. 

Stearns P., Globalization in world history, Routledge, London and New York 2009.