GLOBALIZATION, ORGANIZATION AND THE STATE
University of Southern Denmark
Fall 2022, Fall 2023
This course analyses how national and international politics affect each other in the framework of globalization. We start with a few introductory classes that will make you familiarize with key concepts such as globalization, state, international system, etc. (Part I). We then go deeper and analyze globalization as an international phenomenon (Part II) as well as its impact on the state (Part III). This course is co-taught with a professor of international politics. I teach half of Part I and all of Part III. Part III focuses on the impact of globalization on the state. We ask: Does economic globalization in terms of trade and capital mobility limit the ability of nation states to intervene in economy and society? Or are comprehensive welfare states rather a precondition for long-term international openness? What are the reasons and remedies for globalization backlash? We then turn to other impacts of globalization on the politics. What is the effect of globalization on party politics? How do parties respond to globalization, and how do voters’ preferences around internationalization, migration and economic interdependence shape partisan politics?
The Fall 2023 syllabus for this course can be found here.
INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2022
This course is intended to provide a solid foundation for understanding contemporary European politics. In this class, we cover a large range of both historical and contemporary topics in the realm of European government, from the initial formation of the European nation states through the creation and challenges of European integration. By the end of this course, students are able to look at current European political developments through a historical and theoretical lens. In addition, through written analysis and readings, they learn to connect political decisions to social, political and economic outcomes. The readings, lectures and discussions work together to solidify understanding of key concepts, such as state building, party system formation and welfare state development in a European context.
The Fall 2020 syllabus for this course can be found here.