Global Society

Dr. Edward Kolodziej, Emeritus Research Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, discusses the global society and its impact on how we solve the problems of society today, its impact on nation-state sovereignty, and the impact of organizations outside governments on global society.

For more Center for Global Studies resources on this topic, see the Global Studies as a Field of Study Research Cluster.


Part 1 covers what a global society is and problems effecting society today that require global cooperation and commitment in order to move forward.



Part 2 covers the impact of global governance on nation-state sovereignty; militarily, economically and politically.


Part 3 covers non-state actors in a global society, the growth of these groups and the effect these groups have had on humanitarian efforts and on the greater international civil society, independent of inter-state relations.


For additional resources, see the following readings:


Journal Articles