This course explores the political implications of globalization. Global economic issues increasingly dominate national life. We will explore the factors that drive globalization as well as globalization's implications for domestic and international politics. We will examine topics such as the rise of multinationals and global financial markets, the impact of globalization on wages, working conditions and social regulation, the creation of regional trade blocs such as EU and NAFTA, the effects of globalization on world order, the politics of development, and the origins and implications of the growing backlash against globalization. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Enrollment limited.