prior to the ISA Los Angeles Conference in March 2000.
Fred W. Riggs
University of Hawaii
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
The ISA Grants Committee has allocated $4,000 for this workshop. The original request was for $8,000. A decision has been made to proceed with plans for a much scaled-down project with a narrower focus, i.e. on Globalization and Democracy. Henry Teune has agreed to take primary responsibility for planning the event, in consultation with Fred Riggs. He can be reached at: Teune The basic goals of the original plan, as described below, will be followed with necessary modifictions.
Globalization has already caused a wide range of far-reaching changes to occur throughout the world, in every country and at every level. Although we think of recent dramatic technological and political developments that have tremendously accelerated the process of globalization, it has actually been going on for a very long time and needs to be understood in historical perspective. Although its economic aspects with a focus on world markets, currencies, investments and industrialization have attracted the most attention, its implications for the state and international relations, for problems of war and peace, of endemic conflict, ethnic movements, criminal violence, environmental impacts, educational and cultural aspects, all cry out for attention. This workshop will direct attention to the cultural, socio-political and economic aspects of this phenomenon in its contemporary, historical, evolutionary, ecological, and conceptual dimensions.
Globalization is a continuing, long term process that has escalated in recent years with far- reaching effects at all levels: individual, local, state, regional, civilizational. The preliminary program for the ISA conference in Washington, DC, February 1999, contains 40 headings and titles in which the word globalization appears. At least seven different ISA sections will sponsor the panels in which this term is used, plus at least two theme sessions. For details see the ISA preliminary program. This remarkable fact provides evidence of the great interest of ISA members in this transformative contemporary phenomenon which promises both tragic and liberating consequences during the coming century -- not to say the next millennium. (Some thoughts about the implications of globalization for the social sciences and area studies can be found in a paper by Riggs called Beyond area studies) All interested ISA members will be invited to attend the workshop which will include some analysis of the various concepts represented by this word. Hopefully, by this means it will become possible to enhance linkages and promote more coherent discourse among the many ISA members who are speaking about globalization.
The core of the workshop will take the form of a set of publishable papers anchored in a continuing internet-based discourse that has already started in the context of the CISS-sponsored panel on GLOBALIZATION to be held during the ISC conference in Washington, DC, February 1999. Details about plans for that meeting can be found at:Global Panel.
Among the papers to be presented, one will deal with the concepts of globalization that have been developed in the context of a project of the International Sociological Association. Details about that project and its interim conclusions may be found at Concepts of Globalization.
A questionnaire to be distributed among interested ISA members will further enhance and develop this project, leading to the production of a glossary on the WWW that can be used by all members to help them link their own concepts and usages to those of others working on related problems.
Each participant will nominate a student participant who will present a paper not written by h/her sponsor. By this means, students will be given a significant and conspicuous role in the workshop, leading to their significant involvement in ISA activities. Each workshop paper will also be presented during a conference panel -- subject to acceptance by the ISA Program Committee.
During August 1999 a conference on globalization, sponsored by CISS -- the ISA Comparative and Interdisciplinary Studies Section -- will be held in Paris. For details, go to ISA/CISS . The results of the Globalization panel in Washington will be reported at the Paris meeting where, we expect, further refinements can be made that will, in turn, contribute to the quality of the workshop to be offered at the Los Angeles ISA conference in March 2000. A quick overview of some Web Sites offering further information about research on globalization can be found at: Web Pages
The workshop will be relevant to the basic concerns of all the ISA sections that are sponsoring panels at the Washington Conference that relate to Globalization. These include International Political Economy, Global Development, International Organization, Peace Studies, Feminist Theory, International Ethics, Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration, and of course, CISS which, as its name indicates, has a focal interest in interdisciplinary studies. To be more specific, these include the following themes:
Format: The Workshop will be organized as follows:
Papers to be Presented by:
Chris Chase-Dunn, The interaction of cultural, economic and political globalization, and their consequences for conflict. Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 21218 USA. fax 410 516 7590; e-mail: email@example.com; World Systems Network
Barry Gills, The world historical and geographic context of contemporary globalization. Dept. of Politics, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK NE1 7RU. fax: 44 0191 222 5069; tel: 44 0191 222 7742; messages 5064; email: B.K.Gills@newcastle.ac.uk
George Modelski, Political context: the state and inter-state system. Political Science,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web Page
Susanne Schmeidl, Globalization and Migration. Swiss Peace Foundation, Institute for Conflict Resolution, Gerechtigkeitsgasse 12, PO Box, CH - 3000 Bern 8, Switzerland Tel. +41-31-310-27-31 or 310-27-27, Fax. +41-31-310-27-28, email: email@example.com
Fred W. Riggs and Henry Teune, Concepts of Globalization
Fred W. Riggs , Political Science Department, University of Hawaii, 2424 Maile Way, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A. Phone: (808) 956-8123 Fax: (808) 956-6877; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; See Concepts of Globalization || Globalization on Home Page.
Henry Teune, Political Science Department, 217 Stiteler Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215. phone: (215) 898-4209; e-mail: email@example.com; Web Page: Local-Global .
Eduardo Viola, The environmental context. Department of International Relations, University of
Brasilia, C. P. 04359, Brasilia, DF 70919-970, Brazil.
phone: 55-61-3442669; fax 55-61-3445684; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
One more paper will be added, with priority to women, economists, and third world participation. Students will be nominated by paper-givers after a grant has been assured.
BUDGET FOR TWO-DAY WORKSHOP ON 'GLOBALIZATION'
The following items are needed:
1. Direct Costs: All of the 16 participants (8 senior members and 8 students) should receive per diem subventions for two days to help them cover the added cost of hotel and meals during the workshop -- no doubt this will not be enough to cover their real costs.
[16 x $200 = 3200]
2. Student participants: a subvention for partial support of travel and ISA registration, averaging perhaps $500 -- but proportional to actual travel expenses.
[8 x $500 = 4000]
3. A dinner for participants and catered sandwich lunches for participants and guests -- estimated to cost $25 for each dinner and two lunches @ $10. each for two days and 20 people.
[dinner: 16 x 25 = 400; sandwiches: 20 x 20 = 400: total $800]
A reception should be held the evening before the workshop starts and a dinner at the end of the first day. Coffee should be served at breaks during the workshop. Perhaps CISS could cover the pre-workshop reception, plus its own reception for all participants to be held during the conference.
PER DIEM $3200
STUDENT SUBVENTION $4000
Other desirable features :
See linked pages:
 Web Pages || GLOBE-L || ISA program || ISA/CISS conference ||Global Panel. ||
Beyond || World Systems Network || Modelski's Web Page || Teune's Local-Global page ||
Globalization Concepts || Globalization on Riggs' Page 
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