|Module Title||GLOBALIZATION IN C20TH INTERNATIONAL HISTORY|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Ian Clark|
|Course delivery||Seminar||1 x two hour seminar per week over one semester|
|Essay||1 x 4,000 words||50%|
The module will trace the development of processes of globalization throughout the twentieth century. In particular, it will investigate the nature of the pre-1914 international economy and balance of power, the impact of the two world wars, the reasons for the apparent disintegration of the inter-war period, the association between globalization and the development of the cold war, and the evidence for a distinctive form of globalization since the 1980s.
The module aims to provide a thematic overview of twentieth century international history around the organizing concept of globalization. It will explore the utility of this concept to determine whether it is a helpful theme around which to construct a `macro' interpretation of the century.