The History of Globalization and International Relations

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Insight into the relationship between what is called globalization and international politics is essential for understanding recent international history and, indeed, today's world.

It is the goal of this course to explore this relationship for the period since the 1860s. Lectures and readings will consider themes such as

  • the emergence and transformation of the nation-state model;
  • European expansion and modern imperialism;
  • the era of the two world wars;
  • the rise of the United States;
  • the Cold War, decolonization, and the rise of a liberal-democratic order after 1945;
  • the ebb and flow of globalization;
  • migration;
  • social, cultural, and ideological transfers and flows across borders.

Date, time, location and price

  • Date: 4 September - 19 October 2017
  • Time: Mondays, 13:00 - 15:00 and Thursdays, 11:00 - 13:00
  • Number of courses: 14
  • Location: Oudemanhuispoort D1.08
  • Price: 180 / 162 (discount price for AUV-members)

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Study material

  • Jurgen Osterhammel and Niels P. Petersson, Globalization: A Short History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005). Available at Atheneum Bookstore.
  • articles, book chapters, and primary documents (to be published)

Important information

Course type Open UvA-Course
Education Lectures
Semester/blok Semester 1, block 1
Language English
Other You may only attend the lectures, not the seminars or other extras. It is not possible to partake in exams or obtain credits.
Deadline registration 28 August 2017 (subject to availability)


The registration for Open UvA Courses from semester 1, block 1 is closed. You can still register for courses from block 2 and 3.

After registration

Directly after signing up for a course you receive confirmation of your registration by e-mail. 


The tuition fee will be automatically deducted from your bank account. Registration for an Open UvA-Course for UvA employees is free. 


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