Where is the world headed with globalization – what’s going to happen as globalization increases?
Please outline the two main perspectives regarding the question of where globalization is taking us. Be sure you also describe the “strong” version of each perspective as well as which theorist is associated with that “strong” version. Next, draw on this knowledge to offer your own analysis of where globalization is ultimately headed. Be sure to relate your analysis to one of the two perspectives and describe whether your “version” would be considered “strong” or “weak” and why. You do not have to adopt one of the two perspectives as your own – you may have a completely different perspective. However, be sure to compare/contrast it with at least one of the two main perspectives under examination here.
Course Objectives: This discussion forum will develop your ability to do the following:
Define sociological theory
Identify major bodies of theoretical work in contemporary sociology and the theorists associated with them.
Analyze important developments in sociological theory, including developments in European sociological theory that influenced the growth of theory in the United States.