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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Spring 2008

ANS 361 • Globalization From Below

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31125 MW
4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Course Description

This course explores the processes and conditions of illegal, illicit, and undocumented global flows in peoples, things, and ideas. Working against dominant conceptions of such movements, including black markets, informal economies, and transnational terrorism, this course will explore the global from the point of view of the people, objects and ideas that are taken to constitute the 'dark side' of contemporary international traffic. Issues to be covered include illegal migration, human smuggling, sex trafficking, illicit trade in protected species and flora, hawala, subversive ideas, gun-running, transnational movements of human and animal disease, and cross-border environmental movements, among others.

Grading Policy

Participation and attendance. 20%. Presentation and Written Review 20%. Exams 40%. Research Paper 20%


Willem van Schendel and Itty Abraham, eds., Illicit Flows and Criminal Things: States, Borders and the Other Side of Globalization, (2005).


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