The Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies is the GSA’s partner journal.
The Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies is a fully peer-reviewed, open-access, academic journal that invites contributors to challenge dominant ideas of globalisation. The journal seeks to bring cutting edge theoretical and critical reflection to bear on dominant and/or mainstream debates within the study of globalisation.
Rather than exploring globalisation in solely economic terms, the journal is an attempt to understand globalisation from a variety of different and overlapping perspectives: economic, political, philosophical, cultural, geographical, social, and historical, amongst many others. To this end the journal encourages contributions from writers and disciplines that are not commonly associated with the study of globalisation, having already published pieces from researchers working in theatre and music departments.
The idea that the world cannot be articulated from one dominant point of view or meta narrative is taken as a central premise, and in so doing, the idea that globalisation is a singular and even process is rejected. On the other hand, the journal is keen to seek and probe novel ways in which global cooperation is possible and where similarities can be highlighted.
Moreover, in light of recent economic ‘problems’, the journal wants to distance itself from debates that assert (tacitly or otherwise) the idea that globalisation is somehow being reversed leading to a supposed resurgence in the traditional territorial nation-state, national sovereignty or nationalism. While not wanting to diminish the importance and strength of nation-states, nationalism, state borders, and so on, the journal aims to study the transformation and changing character of these entities always in relation global processes and concepts of reciprocal interconnectedness across all scales.
Editors: Nathan Coombs and Amin Samman (Birmingham)
Recent contributors include: David Chandler, Faisal Devji, Leslie Sklair, Manfred Steger