Global Studies Consortium


A global studies journal based at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jul 23, 2011

Victor Faessel, UC Santa Barbara Since the 1950s, a concerted pushback against the narrative of secular modernity has followed post-colonial independence in many countries around the world and was accompanied by a proliferation of nationalist counternarratives grounded in ethnicity, religion, and shared memory. Indigenous traditions, myths, and histories became a rallying point. Yet this recovery […]

May 28, 2011

Jan Nederveen Pieterse, UCSB There is broad agreement that the 2008 crisis was caused by financial speculation, enabled by deregulation, in short by ‘permissive capitalism’.  After crisis then, we would expect that the Keynesian party of regulation and government intervention should win. Instead, in the US the political winners have been the GOP and the […]

May 21, 2011

Dr. Helaine Silverman University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The global tourism industry has generated intense interest in and pressure on major archaeological and historic sites around the world. In addition, ethnic, religious, political and environmental disputes have arisen around some of these places. The field of cultural heritage management addresses these and other issues. This […]

May 07, 2011

Mark Juergensmeyer What is global studies? Anxious administrators ask this question whenever a new program or degree is proposed. Is it anything different than simply international, or comparative, or area studies made over and outfitted with a bright new name? This very question has been discussed by the Global Studies Consortium, an international organization of […]

Feb 01, 2011

Aziz Douai, Ph.D. Globalization has increasingly subverted the sacrosanct ties between culture and place, and underscored the porous nature of traditional borders associated with the nation state. Global media and the Internet have played an unprecedented role in these de-territorialization processes.  In this context, particularly in the post 9/11 world, what goes on U.S. television […]