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Back | Programme Area: The Social Effects of Globalization | Event: Globalization and Citizenship


Globalization and Citizenship

  • Date: 9 - 11 Dec 1996
  • Location: Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Speakers: Dharam Ghai, Mike Salvaris, Anthony Giddens, Johan Galtung, Richard Falk, Yash Ghai, Alain Touraine, Eddy Lee, Karl Eric Knutsson, Gita Sen, Elizabeth Jelin, Bengt Säve-Söderbergh, Yusuf Bangura, Rehman Sobhan, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Charles Reilly, Peter Utting, Mike Salvaris, Sir Shridath Ramphal, Mats Karlsson, Ajit Singh, Hazel Henderson, E.V.K. FitzGerald, Rajamoorthy, Alastair Davidson, Rehman Sobhan, Daniele Archibugi
  • Project Title: Globalization and Citizenship

Monday 9 December 1996


>> Opening Session

Opening statement: Dharam Ghai (UNRISD) & Mike Salvaris (Swinburne University of Technology)

Keynote address: Anthony Giddens (London School of Economics and Political Science)


>> Session One: Globalization and Citizenship: The Cultural, Political and Institutional Background

Chairperson: Dharam Ghai (UNRISD)

* The nation state and citizenship
Speaker: Johan Galtung (University of Hawai'i and Witten/Herdecke University)
Discussant: Alastair Davidson (Swinburne University of Technology)

Half hour of general discussion

* Political economy of the international system
Speaker: Richard Falk (Princeton University)
Discussant: Björn Hettne (University of Göteborg)

Half hour of general discussion

>> Session Two: Global Standards and their Enforcement in Different Cultural and Political Contexts

Chairperson: Cynthia Hewitt de Alcántara (UNRISD)

* Political economy of human rights
Speaker: Yash Ghai (University of Hong Kong)
Discussant: Mike Salvaris (Swinburne University of Technology)

Half hour of general discussion

* Globalization and cultural fragmentation
Speaker: Alain Touraine (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)

Half hour of general discussion