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Global Studies Subject Guide (archived): About Global Studies

Resources to support Castleton's Global Studies program


Global Studies Association North America

"A multi-disciplinary scholarly association supported by a group of scholars world-wide who wish to collaborate in order to better understand the vast transformations sweeping across our world."

International Studies Association

"One of the oldest interdisciplinary associations dedicated to understanding international, transnational and global affairs."

Organizations/Think tanks

Center for Global Development
"Independent research & practical ideas for global prosperity"

"The Center for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community to make the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place for us all."

Wilson International Center
"Independent Research, Open Dialogue & Actionable Ideas"

Woodrow Wilson Center scholars and experts "research topics of national and international relevance. In the spirit of President Wilson, we build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the nation’s problems and challenges."

Encyclopedia of Global Studies

Institutes/University programs

Center for Global Initiatives
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Center for Global Studies
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Global Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Center for International Education
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Center for Global Studies
University of Washington

Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

Members of the Global Studies Association North America

Readings on Global Studies as a discipline

Global History: Research and Teaching in the 21st Century
An occasional paper by J.R. McNeill
"Dr. J.R. McNeill teaches world history, environmental history and international history at Georgetown University. In this occasional paper, McNeill discusses why it is important to study history and global studies and three different models used when teaching world history. Then Dr. McNeil delves into one of those models, “the human web”, covering the growth of civilization throughout the past 6,000 years and what that means for historical perspectives on global studies."

Plotting an Intellectual Jailbreak: Rationale For Globalizing the Campus and University
An occasional paper by Edward A. Kolodziej
"Absent a compelling rationale, there is little reason to create a new program of global studies in an already crowded academic landscape, nor much justification for re-allocating scarce (and often shrinking) human and material resources to this enterprise. Four propositions provide a necessary if insufficiently complete and comprehensive rationale for global studies programs. First, and increasingly, fundamental problems of deep and universal concern to humans everywhere can be resolved or managed only if they are addressed — simultaneously and synchronously — at local, national, regional, and global levels by relevant actors. Second, the scope of these global and globalizing problems evidences the emergence of a global society for the first time in the evolution of the species. Third, the description, explanation, and understanding of globalization, marked by globalizing problems of a world society, require dedicated interdisciplinary and interprofessional programs of study. The obverse to this proposition, fourth, is that, notwithstanding its many merits, the current diffuse and decentralized organization of educational programs and disciplinary units across the academy at all levels is ill-suited — in some instances a serious impediment — to the study of globalization and to the discovery of ways to employ and deploy the forces unleashed by globalization for human good or, conversely, to limit and frustrate the damage they do."

Global Studies journals

Global Networks (about)

Globalizations (about)

Access to Globalizations through CU subscription (Full-text 9/1/2004 through 18 months ago)

Journal of Global Ethics (about)

World Bank resources

World Bank website
About the World Bank, from its website: "The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We help governments in developing countries reduce poverty by providing them with money and technical expertise they need for a wide range of projects—such as education, health, infrastructure, communications, government reforms, and for many other purposes."  The website includes data, publications, news and more.


Open Knowledge Repository
A project to preserve and make available to the public World Bank resources published from 2005 to 2012, including reports, academic books, journals, and working papers.