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:
- Kolodziej, Edward A. National Security and Modernization : Drive Wheels of Militarization. Urbana: Office of Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984.
- Kolodziej, Edward A. Security and International Relations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
- Mabee, Bryan. The Globalization of Security : State Power, Security Provision and Legitimacy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
- Deere-Birkbeck, Carolyn. "Global Governance in the Context of Climate Change: The Challenges of Increasingly Complex Risk Parameters." International Affairs 85.6 (NOV 2009): 1173-1194.
- Deuchars, Robert. "Towards the Global Social: Sociological Reflections on Governance and Risk in the Context of the Current Financial Crisis." Cambridge Review of International Affairs 23.1 (2010): 107-125.
- Kolodziej, Edward. "Flawed Governance of a Global Society." International Studies Review 7.2 (2005): 298-300.