Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Eleventh Global Studies Conference

The University of Granada
Granada, Spain 

29-30 July 2018


The Eleventh Global Studies Conference will be held at the University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 29-30 July 2018. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquium addressing one of the following themes:

2018 SPECIAL FOCUS: Subjectivities of Globalization

Theme 1: Economy and Trade

On the economic dimensions of globalization.
  • Global markets in an era of neoliberalism
  • Free trade and fair trade
  • Transnational corporations
  • Megabusinesses, mircobusinesses and globalization
  • Patterns of global investment
  • Logics of accumulation
  • Engines of growth in the developing world
  • The international division of labor
  • Trade flows and current account balances
  • Global financial flows and institutions
  • Inequality – patterns and trends
  • Global Production Networks
  • Multi-National Corporations
  • Trade Agreements
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Money Laundering

Theme 2: Politics, Power, and Institutions

On the political dimensions of globalization.
  • Imperialism and neo-colonialism
  • ‘Soft power’ and the structures of hegemony
  • Neoliberal politics and policies
  • Global regulation and deregulation
  • Social movements
  • Flashpoints of social conflict
  • Welfare in a global context
  • International structures and institutions of governance
  • Global NGOs
  • Nations and sovereignty in the ‘New Globalization’
  • Drones
  • War Conflict
  • Arms
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
  • Social Movements
  • Governance and Reform
  • Democratic Practices and Human Rights

Theme 3: Society and Culture

On the socio-cultural dimensions of globalization.
  • Inequality
  • Poverty
  • Development and underdevelopment
  • Globalism as ideology
  • Nationalism and post-nationalism
  • Cultural imperialism and post-colonialism
  • Migrations
  • Diaspora
  • Cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism
  • Cultural Hybridization
  • Forced Migration (Refugees, Human Trafficking, Statelessness, Internally Displaced Persons)
  • Voluntary Migration (Migrant Workers, Labor Markets, Urbanization)
  • Big Data
  • Internet
  • Art, Architecture, and Literature
  • Transnational Crime
  • Sports

Theme 4: Resources and Environment

On the ecosystemic dimensions of globalization.
  • Resource access
  • Environments in a global context
  • Agriculture and food supply
  • Sustainability
  • Urbanism
  • Climate Change
  • Growth and its limits
  • Global Health
  • Global Environment
  • Resource Curse and Management


The next proposal deadline is 29 September 2018. We welcome the submission of presentation proposals at any time of the year up until 30 days before the start of the conference. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.


The Global Studies Journal encourages the widest range of submissions and aims to foster the highest standards of intellectual excellence. Articles may be submitted by in-person and virtual participants as well as Research Network Members.

The Journal is indexed by:

-Academic Search Alumni Edition (EBSCO)
-Academic Search Elite (EBSCO)
-Academic Search Index (EBSCO)
-Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
-Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
-Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
-The Australian Research Council (ERA)


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