CCGL9022 Globalization in Question: Human and Economic Consequences
Dr. Nutsa Kobakhidze and Janisa Hui

Manifesto of Globalization: World System Theory

Yeung Kin Ling Kinny


This manifesto is about ‘equality’ in the world. The three colours respectively relates to the three great regions indicated in the ‘World-System Theory’. The three rings are inspired by the logo of The Olympic Games, aiming to express the idea of connecting and unifying different parts of the globe.

Keywords: Globalization; World system theory; Equality

Manifesto of Globalization: Theories of Transnationality and Transnationalism

Chong Man Ting


This manifesto focuses on the theories of transnationality and transnationalism and gives an overview on their rationales. Owing to the improvement in transportation and communication technology, the transitional migration has become more common in modern days.

Keywords: Globalization; Transnationality; Transnationalism

The Manifesto: The Attitude to LGBTQ around the globe

Chan Lok Yan


My first draft on the manifesto included a general introduction to the theory, as well as how it benefits the community. At the same time, discrimination and criminalise LGBTQ community was also mentioned. I have added details of global events such as LGBTQ film festival and pride day.

Keywords: LGBTQ; Global culture theory; globalization; discrimination; gender

World War Memes: Cultural Globalization and the Internet Memes

Wu Yung-hsuan

In this online age, Internet memes have become an integral part of our conversations. Texts, images, and videos can go viral and become the next trending keyword on social media. What secret power do memes have to sweep across the globe? What influence do they bring to our globalized culture?

Keywords: Globalization; memes

How the media coverage of LGBT+ issues in HK results in a negative light on sexual minorities

Abidi Saima

My presentation was submitted for CCGL9022. This course explores the effects of globalization and, for this assignment, students were required to evaluate how globalization impacts a social group in Hong Kong. I chose to reflect on how the presence of media results in a negative light on the LGBT+ community.

Keywords: Globalization; LGBT+

How Globalisation Affects High School Students in Indonesia

Budianto Adella Eugenia

For this YouTube video, I briefly talked about how the switch in Indonesia’s national curriculum was inspired and driven by a desire to ‘meet’ the international standards of education. I believe that the widespread impacts and effects of globalisation (i.e. hybridisation) are illustrated very clearly in this particular example!

Keywords: Globalization; hybridization; Indonesia; curriculum; education

CCGL9022 Global Issues

Globalization in Question:
Human and Economic Consequences

Non-Permissible Combination:
CCGL9019 Economic Globalization: Issues and Challenges

Course Description

This course explores how globalization affects developed and developing countries and cities around the world. It enables students to understand how their own lives and personal choices are shaped by market forces and global interconnectedness. The first part of the course has two components. First, it overviews globalization: what it is, how it started, and its positive and negative effects. Contemporary Marxist, capitalist, and liberal orientations toward globalization are highlighted. Then it examines today’s global governance system (through international organizations) and how international, intergovernmental, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) drive globalization, and respond to world challenges, such as economic slowdown and environmental degradation.

In this part of the course, students will compare and analyze how diverse individuals’ lives are impacted by globalization. Major factors include migration; market forces; global climate change; technology; education; and movement of cultures, values, religions, and ideologies… for better and for worse. Central to the course will be the question of how globalization has changed the purpose of education for students, teachers, communities, governments, and international organizations around the world. The cases invite students to reevaluate the major theoretical orientations to globalization discussed in the course, reflect on major debates about globalization, and hypothesize its future impacts.

Course Learning Outcomes

On completing the course, students will be able to:

  1. Compare and evaluate major theoretical orientations towards globalization.
  2. Reflect on how diverse individuals’ lives and choices are impacted by markets and global interconnectedness.
  3. Hypothesize about the future impact of globalization and how to respond to it.

Offer Semester and Day of Teaching

Second semester (Wed)

Study Load

Activities Number of hours
Lectures 24
Tutorials 12
Reading / Self-study 60
Assessment: Homework assignments 4
Assessment: Essay writing 20
Assessment: Presentation (incl preparation) 12
Total: 132

Assessment: 100% coursework

Assessment Tasks Weighting
Case study preparation 15
Video production 25
Term paper 35
Class participation 25

Required Reading

Course Book

  • Lechner, F. J., & Boli, J. (Eds.). (2008). The globalization reader (3rd ed.). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. (Newer edition is also acceptable.)

Further, a course pack with key readings will be made available to students.

Course Co-ordinator and Teacher(s)

Course Co-ordinator Contact
Dr M.N. Kobakhidze
Faculty of Education (Social Contexts and Policies of Education)
Tel: 3917 0363
Teacher(s) Contact
Dr M.N. Kobakhidze
Faculty of Education (Social Contexts and Policies of Education)
Tel: 3917 0363