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Working Papers Series

The series has two principal objectives:

  • To foster dialogue and awareness of research among scholars at McMaster and elsewhere whose work focuses upon globalization, its impact on economic, social, political and cultural relations, and the response of individuals, groups and societies to these impacts. Given the complexity of the globalization phenomenon and the diverse reactions to it, it is helpful to focus upon these issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
  • To assist scholars at McMaster and elsewhere to clarify and refine their research on globalization in preparation for eventual publication.

Library of Working Papers


Calypso's Cosmopolitan Strategy: Race, Nation, and Global Culture in Postwar Canada

Issue: 10/1
Authors: Michael Eldridge, Department of English, Humboldt State University


Organizing the (Un)Common

Issue: 08/6
Authors:  Crystal Bartolovich

Global Panic, Local Repercussions: Exploring the Impact of Avian Influenza in Vietnam

Issue: 08/5
Authors: Stacy Lockerbie, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University

Urban Representation of Multiculturalism in a Global City: Toronto's Iranian Community

Issue: 08/4
Authors: Shahrzad Faryadi, Department of Urban Design/Urban Planning, University of Tehran

The Labour of the Multitude and the Fabric of Biopolitics

Issue: 08/3
Authors: Antonio Negri 

Global Tensions, Global Possibilities: Everyday Forces of Conformity and Contestation

Issue: 08/2
Authors: Graduate Students, McMaster University

Omens and Threats in the Doha Round: The Decline of Multilaterialism?

Issue: 08/1
Authors: Daniel Drache & Marc D. Froese, York University


The Politics of Form and Alternative Autonomies: Indigenous Women, Subsistence Economies and the Gift Paradigm

Issue: 07/2
Authors: Rauna Kuokkanen,Political Science and Aboriginal Studies, University of Toronto

Gendering Globalization: Imperial Domesticity and Identity in Northern Pakistan

Authors: Nancy Cook, Professor of Sociology, Brock University


Empire Writes Back: Between Dreams of Trespass and Fantasies of Resistance

Issue: 06/7
Authors: Alina Sajed, Department of Political Science, McMaster University

Autonomy and Domination within the Global Trade System: Developing Countries in the Quest for a Democratic WTO

Issue: 06/6
Authors: Anna Lanoszka, Department of Political Science, University of Windsor

Globalized Islam: Arab Identity Sous Rature

Issue: 06/05
Authors: Salam Hawa, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa

Strangers as Enemies: Further Reflections on the Aporias of Transnational Citizenship

Issue: 06/4
Authors: Etienne Balibar, University of Paris-X Nanterre and University of California, Irvine

Global Civil War and Post-Colonial Studies

Issue: 06/3
Authors: Heike Harting, Department of English, University of Montreal

Has Financial Internationalization Turned into Financial Globalization?

Issue: 06/2
Authors: Samir Saul, Department of History, University of Montreal

Techno-Religious Imaginaries: On the Spiritual Telegraph and the Circum-Atlantic World of the 19th Century

Issue: 06/1
Authors: Jeremy Stolow, Departments of Sociology and Communication Studies/ Multimedia, McMaster University


Globalization and Islamisation

Issue: 04/8
Authors: Yassine Essid, University of Tunis

Democratizing Globalization? Impacts and Limitations of Transnational Social Movements

Issue: 04/7
Authors: Jackie Smith, Department of Sociology, SUNY at Stony Brook & 2004-2005 Visiting Scholar, (IGHC) McMaster University

Globalizing Hope: The Resonance of Zapatismo and the Political Imagination(s) of Transnational Activism

Issue: 04/6
Authors: Alex Khasnabish, Department of Anthropology, McMaster University

Competition, Contracts and Privatization: Globalization and Public Administration in Developing Countries

Issue: 04/5
Authors: Ahmed Shafiqul Huque, 2003-2004 Visiting Scholar, (IGHC) McMaster University

Violence as Historical Time

Issue: 04/4
Authors: Timothy Brook, Department of History, University of Toronto

The Great Transformation II: Human Rights Leapfrogging in the Era of Globalization

*Published as “The Second Great Transformation: Human Rights Leapfrogging in the Era of Globalization”, Human Rights Quarterly, 2005; 27(1):1 - 40.

Issue: 04/3
Authors: Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Canada Research Chair in Global Studies and Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

The Elusive Basis of Legitimacy in Global Governance: Three Conceptions

Issue: 04/2
Authors: Steven Bernstein, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

From the Discourse of “Sino-West” to “Globalization”: Chinese Perspectives on Globalization

Issue: 04/1
Authors: Yu Keping, China Center for Comparative Politics and Economics of Beijing University


Obligations of a Global Neighbor

Issue: 03/8
Authors: Joyce E. Bellous, Divinity College, McMaster University

Trade, Social Values and the Common Trust

Issue: 03/7
Authors: Kenneth S. Chan, Dept of Economics, McMaster University

Globality and Transnational Policy-Making in Agriculture: Complexity, Contradictions, and Conflict

Issue: 03/6
Authors: William D. Coleman, Dept of Political Science, McMaster University

History, Globalization, and Globality: Preliminary Thoughts

Issue: 03/5
Authors: John C. Weaver, Department of History, McMaster University

“What Is Globalization? The Definitional Issue – Again” *Published as CSGR Working Paper No. 109/02

Issue: 03/4
Authors: Jan Aart Scholte, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick

Content Providers of the World Unite! The Cultural Politics of Globalization

Issue: 03/3
Authors: Susie O'Brien & Imre Szeman, Department of English, McMaster University (Eds.)

Content Providers of the World Unite! A Critical Canadian Analysis and Agenda 

*Also published in TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 2003:9

Issue: 03/2
Authors: L. M. Findlay, Department of English, University of Saskatchewan

Acknowledgement: The Road to Forgiveness

Issue: 03/1
Authors: Joanna Quinn, Department of Political Science, McMaster University


The Flogging of Bariya Magazu: Nigerian Politics, Canadian Pressures, and Women's and Children's Rights 

*Published in Journal of Human Rights 2004; 3(1): 3-20.

Issue: 02/5
Authors: Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Department of Sociology, McMaster University

Cultural Diversity and Economic Convergence: The Dialectics of Canadian Cultural Policy

Issue: 02/4
Authors: Sabine Milz, Department of English, McMaster University

Well-Rooted? Land Tenure and the Challenges of Globalization

Issue: 02/3
Authors: Michelle Vosburgh, Department of History, McMaster University

Globalized and Localized Digital Divides Along the Information Highway: A Fragile Synthesis Across Bridges, Ramps, Cloverleaves, and Ladders

Issue: 02/2
Authors: Carl Cuneo, Department of Sociology, Director, Network for the Evaluation of Education and Training Technologies (EvNet) McMaster University

Moral Integrity and Reparations to Africa

Issue: 02/1
Authors: Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Department of Sociology, McMaster University


Governing Global Finance: Financial Derivatives, Liberal States and Transformative Capacity

Issue: 01/2
Authors: William D. Coleman, Department of Political Science, McMaster University

Globalization and Democracy

Issue: 01/1
Authors: Michael Hardt, Department of English, Duke University


Culture and the Politics of Resentment in the Era of Globalization

Issue: 00/4
Authors: Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Department of Sociology, McMaster University
This paper is published as “Culture, Human Rights, and the Politics of Resentment in the Era of Globalization,” Human Rights Review 2005; 6(1):5-26

Globalization as the End and the Beginning of History: The Contradictory Implications of a New Paradigm

Issue: 00/3
Authors: Arif Dirlik, Department of History, Duke University

Identity, Empathy and International Relations 

Issue: 00/2
Authors: Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Department of Sociology, McMaster University

The Globalization of Property Rights: An Anglo and American Frontier Land Paradigm, 1700-1900

Issue: 00/1
Authors: John C. Weaver, Department of History, McMaster University