Responding to Globalization: Societies, Groups, and Individuals


Globalization and Democracy Research and Training Program

(funded by the National Science Foundation)


Program on Political and Economic Change

Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder.


Columbine Room, Hotel Boulderado, Boulder, Colorado, April 4-7, 2002





Thursday 4th April, 2002   - Welcoming Reception (hors d’oeuvres, desserts and drinks) Koenig Alumni Center, corner of University and Broadway, 8-10pm


Friday 5th April, 2002


8:45 am -  Welcome from Carol Lynch, Dean of the Graduate School, University of Colorado


            Session 1 – 9 to 10:30am Macro-Structural Approaches to Globalization.

            Chair – Lynn Staeheli


1)       James  Mittelman, American University

“Globalization: An Ascendant Paradigm?”

2)       Michael Shin, University of California at Los Angeles

“Income Inequality, Democracy and Health: A Global Portrait”


1)       Paul Talbot, University of Colorado

2)       Jim Russell, University of Colorado




            Session 2 – 11 to 12:30pm – Corporations and Places

            Chair – John O’Loughlin


1)       Peter Dicken, University of Manchester, UK

“Placing Firms – Firming Places:  Grounding the Debate on the ‘Global’ Corporation.”

2)       Michael Nicholson, Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC

“TRIPS (Trade Related Intellectual Property) and the North-South Technology Divide”


1)       Jason Green, University of Colorado

2)       Elizabeth Dunn, University of Colorado


            Session 3 – 2:00 to 3:30pm – Costs and Benefits of Globalization

            Chair – Ed Greenberg


1)       Mike Ward, University of Washington

“Globalization and Democratization: Pareto, Nash, Cournot or just plain Prisoner’s Dilemma”

2)       J. David Richardson, Syracuse University

“Costs and Benefits of Globalization: An Economic Analysis”


1)       David Leblang, University of Colorado

2)       Rachel Silvey, University of Colorado




            Session 4 – 4:00 to 6:00pm – Globalization, Poverty and Well-Being

            Chair: John O’Loughlin


1)       David Brown, Rice University

“Globalization, Democracy and Social Spending in Latin America, 1980-1997”

2)       Victoria Lawson, University of Washington

“Global Governmentality and Graduated Sovereignty: National Belonging among Poor Migrants in Ecuador



1)       Lynn Staeheli, University of Colorado

2)       Ian Feinhandler, University of Colorado


Saturday 6th April, 2002       


Session 5 – 9 to 10:30am – Commodities and Trade

Chair – Ed Greenberg


1)       Gary Gereffi, Duke University

“Commodity Chains and Industrial Upgrading:  Rethinking Economic Competitiveness in an Era of Globalization “

2)       Corey Lofdahl, SAIC Corporation, Burlington MA

“Does Trade Hurt or Help the Natural Environment: Perspectives from Lateral Pressure Theory.”



1)        Frank Witmer, University of Colorado

2)        Keith Maskus, University of Colorado




Session 6 – 11 to 12:30pm - Migration, Trans-nationalism and Citizenship

Chair – Lynn Staeheli


1)    Anna Secor, University of Kentucky

“Globalizing Istanbul:  Gender and the Local/Global Production of Islamism”


2)        Caroline Nagel, University of Loughborough, UK

“Citizenship, Nation and Transnational Migration:  The Case of Arab-American Activism”


1)       Eitan Schiffman, University of Colorado

2)       Dan Trudeau, University of Colorado



            Session 7 – 2:00 to 3:30pm -  Borders, Territoriality and Globalization

            Chair - Ed Greenberg


1)       Colin Flint, Pennsylvania State University

“Extra-Territoriality, Reterritorialization and Hegemonic Power:  The ‘Hegemonic Dilemma” and its Implications for Globalization.”

2)       Kristian Gleditsch, University of California at San Diego

“Globalization and the International Dimensions of Civil War”



1)        Tom Mayer, University of Colorado

2)        Jim Scarritt, University of Colorado




Session 8 – 4:00 to 6:00pm -  Political Mobilization as a Response to Globalization

Chair – John O’Loughlin


1)       Pam Martin, University of Colorado

“From the Zócalo to the Polis?  The Globalization of Western Democracy and the Reformulation of the Public Sphere in Mexico

2)       Takashi Yamazaki, Osaka City University

“Dreaming ‘Independence’ by Riding on Globalization:  The Setback of Okinawan Leftist Politics in the 1990s”



1)       Altinay Kuchukeeva, University of Colorado

2)       Amy Sumpter, University of Colorado


Sunday 7th April, 2002          


            Session 9 - 9am to 11am – Concluding Session

                        Comments by the organizers/rapporteurs, debates and publication plans



Organized by John O’Loughlin, Lynn Staeheli and Ed Greenberg

Graduate Training Program on “Globalization and Democracy”

Institute of Behavioral Science

University of Colorado

Campus Box 487

Boulder, CO  80309-0487

(303) 492-6404