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M.A. Sociology - European Societies

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2nd Semester: Module 6

Globalization and Regional Development

This module considers sociological approaches to globalization and regionalization (e.g. in Western and Eastern Europe, Northern America, and Latin America). Special attention is given to the interrelation between globalization and Europeanization. Global and local perspectives on Europe, including global inequalities and post-colonial approach are discussed as well.


Lecture: Global and Regional Transformations: Theories, Trends, Interdependencies

Examplary seminars:

  • Global Social Inequalities
  • Theories of Globalisation
  • Political Culture of China
  • Inequality as Feminisation: Poverty, Migration, Labour
  • Borders of Europe. Origin, Development and Influence of Borders in the EU
  • Globalisation and Social Change

Please note that the lecture is basically the same in each semester, but the specific topics of the seminars change each year.